Palomacy Supports & Celebrates National Bird Day!
As part of the 14th Annual National Bird Day on January 5, 2016, Born Free USA, in conjunction with Avian Welfare Coalition, is asking popular websites and the public to stop sharing online videos of birds in captivity. While possibly entertaining to some, videos of captive parrots, parakeets, cockatoos, and others inadvertently promote the myth that birds are domesticated pets. The reality is that birds are wild, intelligent animals with emotional and physical needs that cannot be met in captivity.
While we have enacted laws to protect our native birds—such as blue jays, cardinals, and crows—from commercial exploitation, we fail to recognize the inconsistency in allowing the pet industry to exploit the bird species native to other countries. Even when bred in captivity, exotic birds are not domesticated animals, and all their inherent behavioral and physical needs remain intact. Sadly, when it comes to birds, deprivation of their natural behaviors (to fly and flock, for example) is an inescapable component of their captivity.
Each year, thousands of birds are sold into the pet trade to individuals who are under the mistaken impression that a bird will make a perfect pet, and online videos featuring captive birds further promote this misconception. Eventually, after fully realizing how difficult it is to provide proper care to wild birds, many people attempt to rid themselves of the responsibility. Unfortunately, few of these birds will find a loving, forever home, and most will spend their days isolated and confined to their cages. Others will bounce from home to home as their caretakers tire of them; some are abandoned at local shelters and birds rescues; some are set free to fend for themselves; and some are euthanized.
Sat09Jan2016Sun10Jan201610 AM - 6 PM
Indoors, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
Tully Road, San Jose, CA, United States
BIG EVENT!!! YOUR HELP NEEDED! Or just come and meet some beautiful birds! (Please email Elizabeth at AdoptKings@gmail.com for details.) The Bay Area Pet Expo is coming to the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds and Palomacy will be there! This is the only event we invest money for a booth - because there are 10,000 + attendees and LOTS of potential exposure. ADMISSION IS FREE
Each Pet Expo is uniquely structured to create an indoor PLAY, LEARN, SHOP AND ADOPT environment suitable for every type of pet lover! From dogs to cats, ferrets to lizards, birds to horses, snakes to pigs, there is literally something for everybody.
Leftovers Home Consignment
1350 Van Ness Ave (at Bush), SF CA
Palomacy volunteers will be serving champage & yummy vegan treats & introducing the loveable joys of pigeons & doves as pets at this amazing store full of treasures. We'd love for you to volunteer! Come browse & enjoy!
Celebrate wildlife and support Palomacy's work on behalf of the birds in honor of Palomacy founder Elizabeth's 3/3 birthday here!
World Wildlife Day was established by the United Nations to increase the world's appreciation for all wild flora and fauna and to raise awareness of the many benefits of nature conservation.
Palomacy is pigeon diplomacy and we help not only the domestic pigeons and doves but also the wild pigeons that so need kindess and respect. Elizabeth calls it "trickle up compassion" and every day works to mobilize life-saving, culture-changing rescues for birds in trouble.
Wed16Mar20166 AM - 9 PM PT
Online at Global Giving for Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions
Please mark your calendars and set your alarm clocks! Starting at 6 AM PT on Wednesday, March 16th, donations made to Palomacy through GlobalGiving will earn a pro-rated Bonus Match until the event ends at 9 PM PT.
This Bonus Day, GlobalGiving is matching donations up to $1,000 per donor at a pro-rated amount so every donation will earn a bonus! They're offering a $1,000 bonus award for the project with most individual donors and another for the most money raised. Matching begins at 6 am PT!
Sat19Mar201610AM - 6PM
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Near the UC Berkeley Campus
Palomacy will be tabling on behalf of squab and in support of all. United Poultry Concerns’ Conscious Eating Conference brings expert speakers to Berkeley, California Saturday March 19th to explore the ethics of eating and the effect that each food choice has, and why it matters.
Don’t miss this exciting day of information exchange and advocacy support!
4500 Lincoln Ave, Oakland CA
Palomacy will be at the Oakland 2016 Spring Plant Exchange introducing pigeons and doves as pets! (Volunteer ambassadors needed! Please contact Elizabeth to help out. Newbies welcome!) Held rain or shine, join hundreds of your neighbors and fellow plant enthusiasts for the great semi-annual Oalkand tradition. Bring seeds, seedlings, cuttings, plant divisions, bulbs... Go home with bird netting, pots gardening books, bulbs, seedllings, a fist full of mystery succulents, a tree maybe... Get some advice, make some friends, grab a bite and enjoy the music. Go to www.theplantexchange.com for more information
Sat16Apr201610AM - 3PM
Hutchison Field (between La Rue Road & Dairy Road)
We love participating in this BIG fun event at UC Davis! There will be 100K visitors! Please help make LOTS of new friends for pigeons & doves! (Volunteer ambassadors needed! Please contact Elizabeth to help out. Newbies welcome!)
Sat16Apr201611 AM - 4 PM
Shorebird Park in front of the Strawbale Nature Center at 160 University Ave., Berkeley Marina, CA, 94710
Palomacy will be here making new friends for pigeons and doves! The Berkeley Bay Festival has been an (almost) annual event at the Berkeley Marina since 1937. The Festival provides a beautiful outdoor venue opportunity to learn, explore and be inspired!
This wonderful FREE event first happened 79 years ago when the Marina first opened in 1937. The Bay Festival now showcases activities and environmental education that are available here at the Marina and all around the region. Come celebrate the Earth and our Bay by listening to music, eating wonderful food, and enjoying a day by the Bay.
Sat23Apr201610AM - 3PM
9777 Golf Links Road
(off Highway 580)
Palomacy volunteers will bring pigeons and doves for you to meet and answer all your questions about these sweet, smart, amazing birds. Plus- there will be pigeons in pants! (We need helpers- please volunteer with us!)
North Steps of the State Capitol (L and 11th Streets Side) Sacramento, CA 95814
We have a great time meeting leaders and raising awareness and inspiring compassion for the pigeons and doves and are looking forward to being at the State Capitol. If you're in the area, please come and meet pigeons in pants. We can help answer all your questions about pigeons- those bird we see so often but that so many misunderstand. (See photos & our TV interview from 2014 here.) (Volunteer ambassadors needed! Please contact Elizabeth to help out. Newbies welcome!)
Bayview & Dogpatch Sunday Streets at Third Street & Kirkwood, San Francisco, CA
Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions will be bringing the bird love to Sunday Streets! Sunday Streets are events that encourage recreation, community activities and fun in San Francisco. Sunday Streets closes stretches of city streets to automobile traffic, and opens them to people for several hours on a various Sundays throughout the year, so participants can enjoy a large, temporary, public space where they can bike, walk, run, dance, do yoga, or do any other physical activity. Non-profit and health organizations offer free activities and share information about their services during the event.
Fri20May20166PM - 9PM
SF SPCA 201 Alabama Street, SF, CA
Palomacy will be bringing the pigeons in pants to this awesome party! *Free adoptions* *Cocktail & Wine Bar* *Vegetarian & Vegan Food Trucks* *Live Music by Taxes & Double Duchess* To volunteer with Palomacy, please contact Elizabeth. To attend the party, please RSVP!
Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve (north entrance - approx 1 mile south of the Page Mill/Alpine Rd/Skyline Blvd junction) DIRECTIONS
A springtime celebration of all things winged! Join Palomacy and meet pigeons in pants! (We need volunteer helpers!) The Wingding Family Fest is a community event celebrating the spring and all things winged and all things bird-y. We offer bird and nature hikes, a bird cache walk, bird arts and crafts, bird games, and bird science to event attendees in a fun format. The event is free though parking is limited. DIRECTIONS
Sat21May201610 AM - 5 PM
SF SPCA Mission Campus
Rescue Row, 201 Alabama Street between 15th & 16th streets
San Francisco, CA 94103
Join Palomacy as we bring the pigeons & doves to the kingdoms at the SF SPCA's Mane of Thrones Adoptathon! We need volunteers to help us & newbies are welcome. Please contact Elizabeth for more info or to RSVP.
Sat04Jun201610 AM - 4 PM
Palomacy Aviary inside Ploughshares Nursery 2701 Main Street Alameda, CA 94501
Help us paint a beautiful pigeon-promoting mural on two sides of our newest foster aviary located in the beautiful Ploughshares Nursery! Volunteers are needed. Please contact Elizabeth to participate.
We appreciate pigeons every day- for their gentleness, their loyalty, their courage. Let's share our love of these birds with everybody on Pigeon Appreciation Day 2016! Artists are invited to share your Pigeon Appreciation imagery & graphics with us and we will help others to share them far and wide. See our 2016 gallery! Pigeons are the angels among us and they deserve a lot more appreciation than they get! You can make a donation in support of pigeon rescue here.
Wed15Jun20166 AM - 10 AM PST
Only Online at GlobalGiving for Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions
Starting at 6 AM PT on Wednesday 6/15, donations made to Palomacy through GlobalGiving will earn a +50% Bonus Match (!!!) until funds run out (usually before 10 AM). Please donate now!
This Bonus Day, GlobalGiving is matching donations up to $1,000 per donor at 50%! They're offering a $1,000 bonus award for the project with most individual donors and another for the most money raised. Matching begins at 6 am PST and lasts until funds run out (which happens early)!
Sat23Jul201610 AM - 4 PM
NINTH AND CARLETON STREETS, BERKELEY, CA
Come out and meet lots of beautiful, amazing, charming & adoptable domestic (unreleasable) pigeons & doves at the 4th Annual Berkeley Humane Bark (& Meow) Around the Block Adopt-a-thon & Street Fair! Volunteers needed! Please contact Elizabeth to help! More details about the event here.
Sun07Aug201611AM - 6PM
Post & Buchanan in Japantown San Francisco, California
Join us! Come out & meet pigeons in pants & learn all about Palomacy! We need volunteers & birds too, for all or part of the day. It's fun! Please RSVP here.
Join us at this summer's San Francisco Nihonmachi Street Fair, Sunday, August 7th in SF's Japantown (Post & Buchanan). The festival and outreach event will have a “Doggie World” area featuring local pet rescue agencies, pet care resources, and vendors.
The festival attracts thousands of people over two days and is heavily advertised…on MUNI buses and MUNI kiosks throughout the City, on radio, and on digital ads at SFO International Airport. It’s a great opportunity to introduce the joys of pigeons to a large number of people. You can read more about the festival on its website: http://www.
Sat20Aug201610AM - 5PM
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (formally known as the Wells Fargo Center) 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, CA.
We need volunteers & birds, for all or part of the day. It's fun! Please RSVP here.
The Sonoma County VegFest was conceived by a small group of compassionate SoCo vegans that wanted to share with their beloved county how wonderful living free of animal products can be. The VegFest will bring together vendors, natural foods stores, restaurants, nutritionists, professional cooks, and other knowledgeable people -- including Palomacy volunteers with pigeons in pants! -- to share their expertise with us. Come and learn, eat, share and have fun!
For more information, visit the VegFest website.
Sat27Aug201610AM - 2PM
Jack London Square
Join us Saturday, August 27th from 10 am - 2 pm in Jack London Square for the East Bay SPCA's annual Adopt-a-thon!!! This adopt-a-thon and pet fair will feature more than 350 adoptable animals including cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, and reptiles!
Not looking to adopt? That's okay! We also encourage members of the public to:
-Browse vendor booths
-Watch canine demonstrations
-Bring their dog for a $10 microchip
-Sign up to foster
-Bring your kids down for activities and fun!
Sun11Sep201610 AM - 5 PM
We will be with Berkeley Animal Care Services on Solano Avenue in Berkeley
Be a part of our Pigeon Diplomacy Team! This is one of our biggest events! We need volunteers & birds, for all or part of the day. It's fun! Please RSVP here. (Check out our photo album and see the event website.)
The Solano Stroll is an annual street fair held every September, a week after Labor Day, on the Solano Avenue shopping district of Albany and Berkeley, California. Stretching close to 2 miles long and bringing between 250,000 and 300,000 attendees in a single day, it has been called the oldest and largest street festival in the San Francisco Bay Area and the "world's biggest block party"!
Over five hundred vendors, non-profit organizations, food booths and entertainers. Begins at 10 am with the opening of Solano Avenue businesses and Stroll booths and the kick-off is the theme parade with about 100 groups. After the parade, you can visit one of 50 entertainers, 50 food booths, 150 juried arts and crafters, state of the art mechanical rides, and 150 community non-profit and government organizations, not to mention the unique and popular professional services, restaurants, and shops already here on Solano Avenue. You will hear the best in local music, dance and other performances and absolutely stunning costumes from all over the globe! This is a family event featuring a special area set aside just for kids that offer giant slides, carnival games, clowns, jugglers, stilt walkers, face painters, magicians and more!
Wed21Sep20169 AM PT (Sharp!)
Only Online at GlobalGiving for Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions
Starting at 9 AM PT on Wednesday 9/21, donations made to Palomacy through GlobalGiving will earn a +30% Bonus Match (!!!) until funds run out (in minutes). Please mark your calendars now & set your reminder alarm!
This Bonus Day, GlobalGiving is matching donations up to $1,000 per donor at 30%! They're offering a $1,000 bonus award for the project with most individual donors and another for the most money raised. Matching begins at 9 am PST and lasts until funds run out (which happens very fast)! Night owls: There is also an earlier bonus match opportunity at 3 AM PT if that's when you're available!
Fri23Sep20166PM - 9PM
San Francisco SPCA - 201 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Join Palomacy and pigeons in pants as special guests at the San Francisco SPCA's Whiskers & Whiskey party!
It is time for our annual tattoo party - SF's finest tattoo artists will be here to decorate you with the finest flash art during our cocktail party. Come meet all the kitties and pups available for adoption - more cuteness than you can handle without a cocktail in your hand. Take home your four-legged cuddle buddy for free on Friday (9/23) and Saturday (9/24). Stop in at our selfie-station but not before you primp yourself at our cosmetic touch up bar. Delicious food, adorable animals, open bar, what more could you ask for? See you on the 23rd! Tell your friends! Please RSVP for the party or contact Elizabeth to volunteer with Palomacy!
Ability Now Bay Area, 4500 Lincoln Ave, Oakland CA (Just down hill from the Mormon Temple, ample free parking)
Palomacy will be at the Oakland 2016 Fall Plant Exchange introducing adoptable pigeons and doves as pets! (Volunteer ambassadors needed! Please contact Elizabeth to help out. Newbies welcome!) Held rain or shine, join hundreds of your neighbors and fellow plant enthusiasts for the great semi-annual Oalkand tradition. Bring seeds, seedlings, cuttings, plant divisions, bulbs... Go home with bird netting, pots gardening books, bulbs, seedllings, a fist full of mystery succulents, a tree maybe... Get some advice, make some friends, grab a bite and enjoy the music. Go to www.theplantexchange.com for more information
Sat01Oct201611 AM - 3 PM
Christ the Lord Episcopal Church
592 Tennent Avenue
Chinchillas! Rabbits! Reptiles! Dogs! Parrots! Cats! Wildlife Ambassadors! Chickens! Pigeons in Pants!
This is a wonderful, fun event! Easy parking, lots of cool exhibits and presentations and you'll meet some pigeons in pants!
Animal Fest seeks to facilitate interaction with animals, educate our community and neighbors about respecting and protecting wildlife, to increase appreciation of and respect for animals in our community, facilitate improved lives and outcomes for animals in our community and to facilitate adoption of animals.
Sun02Oct201612 PM - 5 PM
Marin Humane Society 151 Bel Marin Keys Blvd. Novato, CA
Please come help us in our Palomacy! Every year Woofstock attendees, human, furry & feathered, hang loose for a fun-filled afternoon of dancing, food and groovy times! This is a wonderful event in primo pigeon & dove adoption territory! We need volunteers & birds, for all or part of the day. It's fun! Please RSVP here. (Palomacy will train people & loan demo birds if needed)
Thu06Oct20166 PM - 10 PM
The Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA
With Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Rescue
6:30–9:30 p.m.| East Gallery Corridor
Pal around with pigeons wearing pants and learn about their special powers of vision, hearing, homing, and devotion. Get a new perspective on these gentle and intelligent birds.
4500 Lincoln Ave, Oakland CA
Palomacy will be at the Oakland 2016 Fall Plant Exchange introducing pigeons and doves as pets! (Volunteer ambassadors needed! Please contact Elizabeth to help out. Newbies welcome!) Join hundreds of your neighbors and fellow plant enthusiasts for the great semi-annual Oalkand tradition. Bring seeds, seedlings, cuttings, plant divisions, bulbs... Go home with pots, gardening books, bulbs, seedllings, a fist full of mystery succulents, a tree maybe... Get some advice, make some friends, grab a bite and enjoy the music. Go to www.theplantexchange.com for more information
Sat15Oct2016Sun16Oct201610:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903
The Bay Area Pet Fair, sponsored by our special friends Pet Food Express, is a two-day adoption event packed with activities and resources for pets and their people, with a special focus on adoption and rescue of pets. The event includes more than 100 exhibitors (including Palomacy!) offering products, services and resources for all types of indoor pets-- dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs and more! Parking and admission are free!
We need volunteers for this event; please contact us if you can help out!
Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Palomacy volunteers will be on hand to introduce you to the wonders of rescued pigeons as pets! Learn all about them, meet the birds & learn about how to create a safe & beautiful aviary of your own!
Central Park, 401 C St Davis, CA 95618
Come out and meet beautiful, smart, loving, adoptable pigeons and doves! Snuggle them, look into their eyes and see what you've been missing! Volunteer ambassadors are always needed and newbies are welcome. Contact Elizabeth to RSVP.
Sun30Oct201612 - 5
NEW LOCATION: 1200 15TH ST. SF CA (SFACC)
MOVED INDOORS DUE TO RAIN! Palomacy will be bringing the pigeons in pants to join the San Francisco Animal Care & Control in celebration of the fluffiest-tail-wagging-
feathered-scaled-finned citizens in San Francisco and the people that love them. Come visit Palomacy or join us as a volunteer.
SF Embarcadero from Sansome St to King St and King St to 3rd St. (Pier 27 to Willie Mays Plaza, at ATT Park)
Sorry but Palomacy won't be participating on Sunday. We'll be strolling next year at the Sunday Streets 2017.
You can support Palomacy from anywhere
Please help the pigeons & doves on GivingTuesday! Your support makes a life saving difference. Make a donation here #GivingTuesday
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has generously provided $500,000 in matching funds for #GivingTuesday!
There will be an unprecedented 50% matching for #GivingTuesday donations up to the first $1 million raised! This is the largest amount of matching funds GlobalGiving has ever had in one day in order to match more donations than ever before!
In addition to this huge matching opportunity, all new recurring donations made from #GivingTuesday through December 31st will be matched at 200% up to $100, on the fourth donation!
On November 29th, please make a gift to Palomacy here. Matching applies starting at 9PM PT on Monday 11/28 & continues until 9 PM Tuesday 11/29 or till the matching funds run out. Thank You!
Sat03Dec20165:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Join Palomacy & our BFFs Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue! It's a HOLIDAY PARTY FOR BIRD PEOPLE!
Featuring: silent auctions, raffles, homemade desserts, delicious buffet, good company and holiday cheer and MORE!
Cover Charge: $25/Adult, $40/Couple. (Proceeds benefit our host Mickaboo's parrot rescue) Click here for info & to RSVP.
Want to Help with the Party? Good! We need you! Contact Elizabeth to sign up.