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Feature story: Saving the birds

Original post made on Apr 13, 2012

Colorful mosaic art composed of broken bits of tile are scattered throughout the maze of enclosures clustered around Michele Raffin's Los Altos Hills Home. Raffin is the executive director and founder of Pandemonium Aviaries sanctuary, which breeds non-native birds, some of which are endangered or rare. Photos and video by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.

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Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Great story, Eric Van Susteren, and beautiful photos. The cover of today's edition is magnificent!

Thank you to Michele Raffin (and interns) for your deeply important work preserving various bird species. I have great respect for your remarkable mission to help save these glorious creatures. Best of luck to you.


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Posted by John Del Rio
a resident of Los Altos
on Apr 14, 2012 at 10:01 am

Michele's aviaries and her collection of birds is one of the finest. Her dedication to the birds and the cause is unending. I am proud to call her a dear friend. Excellent article.


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