See beautiful Scarlet Macaws in a unique, educational presentation. Kelley Taylor presents these magnificent birds as ambassadors for their protection in the wild while sharing their rich and mysterious role within the native cultures of the ancient desert southwest. All proceeds benefit Sacred Scarlets, a 501(c)3 charity for scarlet macaw conservation.
Available for corporate & private events, resorts, schools, clubs, retirement communities, nursing homes and fundraising events. Also veterans groups, cultural events, programed events for at-risk youth & challenged individuals.
These services are tailored to your event whether it be one time or an ongoing engagement.
Price Range: $250 and up
Gig Length: 50 - 90 minutes
Kelley Taylor was born in Tucson AZ. At the age of eight her family relocated to the historic Valley Forge region of Southeastern Pennsylvania. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Art with a BFA in Photography. Her birds were part of her college life, a time when so often they are left behind with family.
In 1995 Kelley moved to Milan, Italy to pursue her career in photography. She brought along her sweet cockatiel Rex to Italy. Kelley’s creative skills helped her obtain clients such Conde Naste and Gianmaria Buccellati.
After returning to the states in 1990 Kelley became a gallery owner exhibiting and promoting local and nationally known artists and craftsmen to an affluent suburban clientele. During this time Kelley adopted several larger parrots while working independently to foster, rescue, rehab and re-home numerous others.
In 2000 Kelley returned to the desert where she was born. It was in this desert where Kelley began to pursue her interest in a recent realization …that parrots had once lived in the Sky Islands region of southeastern Arizona! Returning to Tucson to promote the Thick-billed parrot’s survival Kelley began to study and intensely research another parrot, the Scarlet Macaw which has a long and extensive history that is often overlooked in its significance in the native cultures of the Desert Southwest.
For many years Kelley visited parrot sites in Mexico, volunteered with the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum Raptor Free-Flight Program, and worked with parrot rescue organizations in Arizona.
In 2010 Kelley founded Sacred Scarlets, a 501(c)3 organization. The organization is growing every day!
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