Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds' Celebrates 40th Anniversary

on March 23, 2003

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds, filmed near Bodega Bay (pop. 1,423). Tippi Hedren, one of the film’s stars, established the Shambala Preserve, near Acton (pop. 2,390), as a wildlife sanctuary for endangered big cats such as lions, tigers, and panthers. The preserve is currently home to more than 70 big cats and one African elephant, and is open to the public one weekend each month.

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