Library goes to the birds

Matthew Dickinson, 9, smiled as a colorful bird stood on his shoulders. The macaw, Dickinson's favorite bird, flapped its wings and added to the chorus of squawks throughout the room. Margie Davis of Grand Haven presented a children's program at Loutit District Library on Thursday morning. She brought parrots from the Lakeshore Parrot Haven Sanctuary to teach kids about the birds.
Lydia Coutré
Jul 8, 2011


“I think it’s wonderful that she’s been able to bring so many birds that so many of them don’t mind the kids touching them,” said Matthew’s mother, Andrea Dickinson. “It’s just fabulous.”

Davis, donned in a parrot shirt and skirt, told those attending the free program about the dangers parrots face in the wild and the importance of keeping the birds safe.
She said the animals hold a special place in her heart.

“This is what I thrive on,” Davis said. “If (I hadn’t) made a commitment to these guys, I think there would be times in my life I wouldn’t have made it.”

Davis repeated the program at Spring Lake District Library on Thursday afternoon.

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