1. Home
Send to a Friend via Email

Top 5 Great Bird Movies


If there's one thing that bird lovers can't get enough of, it's seeing birds on the big screen! Luckily for us, there are some great movies out there featuring some of our favorite feathered friends. These family friendly selections are sure to make you squawk with delight!

1. "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" (2003)

"The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" Photo by Mark Bittner.
This award winning documentary, as informative as it is heartwarming, sits at the top of many bird lovers' lists when it comes to movies about birds. The movie features Mark Bittner, the self appointed caretaker of San Francisco's flock of wild Cherry Headed Conures, and follows him on his journey to preserve the flock and its home. A must see!

2. "The March of the Penguins" (2005)

Photo Jerome Maison (c) 2005 Bonne Pioche Productions/Alliance De Production Cinematographic
"The March of the Penguins", narrated by Morgan Freeman, offers a fascinating and educational look into the lives of Emperor Penguins, and gives us a glimpse of how these birds continue to miraculously survive the harshest conditions imaginable.

3. "Paulie" (1998)

A sweet film about a Blue Crowned Conure that gets seperated from his owner, a little girl named Marie, and goes on a big adventure to find his way home. Great for bird lovers of all ages!

4. "The Real Macaw" (1997)

A fun film from Australia, "The Real Macaw" tells the tale of Mac, a 149 year old Blue and Gold Macaw, and his "sidekick", a boy named Sam. A great movie for both young and old, this film is lighthearted and entertaining.

5. "Winged Migration" (2001)

"Winged Migration" offers a captivation look at the migration behaviors of birds, with amazing footage of birds of all species in flight. Great for those interested in wild parrots and other wild bird species.

Photo from "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" by Mark Bittner. Photo from "March of the Penguins" Jerome Maison (c) 2005 Bonne Pioche Productions/Alliance De Production Cinematographique.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.