Monday, April 12, 2010


"I SAW WILD PARROTS IN NEW YORK CITY!" written by George Sommers and published by Wiggles Press is now available!
It's the TRUE story of a flock of feral Quaker parrots that have been living in the "wilds" of New York City since the 1970's! The book combines a colorfully illustrated children's story, author Q&A on parrots both wild and as pets, and my original photography of the NYC parrots!
-For an autographed softcover copy send $11.95 (includes s&h) to
George Sommers - 73 Albatross Rd. - Quincy, MA 02169 (Checks payable to George Sommers:)
-Hardcover copies available for $19.95 through publisher; go to

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Starting a new aquarium 101 Part 1 of 4 - Boston Birds and Fish Examiner
So you've decided to you want a fish tank - but with all the information and choices available, you don't know where to begin. The following guidelines should helpsort outsome issues.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

FEatherfest article

This osprey soaring over a Quincy marsh may be planing to visit his raptor buddies at the Connecticut Featherfest scheduled for Sat. 3/20. for the 4-1-1 on this great parrot and pet bird show, go to boston
scroll down to and click on PETS

Saturday, March 6, 2010

the St. Patrick's/parrots connection

Even without kissing the Blarney Stone (or drinking green beer) this correspondent has established some fascinating connections between parrots and St. Patrick's Day. St. Patty's Day parrots: the wearin' of the green feathers - Boston Birds and Fish Examiner
Go to boston scroll to and click on PETS

Saturday, February 27, 2010

They talk! They sing! They do tricks! Except....when they don't. Parrot Star 3: the Feathered Flops is the las to three installments appearing in boston under PETS.
ago - Boston Birds and Fish Examiner

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's not easy being green... except of course on St. Patrick's Day. Your intrepid correspondent digs deep to make the connection in "St. Patrick's Day Parrots: the Wearin' of the Green Feathers" in "Pet Gazette" distributed in Southeastern MA from Quincy to Brockton; Plymouth to P-Town - also online. Pick up your copy today - and puh-lease patronize our advertisers!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I'll be looking for you in Parrot Star Part 2: the tricksters- boston scroll to PETS by George Sommers

newest online article

"Parrot Star Part 2: The Tricksters" appears in boston. Scroll down to and click on PETS to read about some of the most amusing and amazing avian antics featured on Animal Planet's "Pet Star".

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How I did it (write and get published a children's book)

Two clues: it isn't easy and it isn't quick.
Go to and look up "How to Get your Children's Book Successfully Published", by George Sommers for the skinny.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

"Parrot Star" article online

"Parrot Star: Part 1- The Talkers" is the first of my three part series on some of the most talented parrots to appear on Animal Planet's "Pet Star". Go to boston, scroll down to and click on PETS. The online series includes new material not featured in the February "Pet Gazette" "Parrot Star" article!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My new children's parrot book!
"I SAW WILD PARROTS IN NEW YORK CITY!" by George Sommers comes out April 2010! Featuring Bill Young's colorful illustrations and a Behind the Scenes Q & A with the author on wild and pet parrots and Mr. Sommers' on the scene parrot paparazzi photography. Go to the link above for more info!

new article

Goldfish aren't just "common" household pets - they come in a nearly bewildering variety of fancy types! Go to boston under PETS for Goldfish types 101.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Parrot Article in the "Pet Gazette"!

Pick up your February 2010 copy of "Pet Gazette" for my article "Parrot Star" on some of the talented avian performers that appear on Animal Planet's "Pet Star". "Pet Gazette" distriubuted in southeastern MA; Quincy through Cape Cod; also appears online at


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