George Willeman posted a couple of frames from “Strange Birds” from the collection at the Library of Congress. According to Brent Walker’s Mack Sennett’s Fun Factory; this is part of a series of nonfiction color films; the first in the series was “The Trail of the Swordfish”, “Wrestling Swordfish” and “Strange Birds” was another. It was filmed at Catalina Bird Farm. The sequence guide was Frank Eastman (the young one) giving Luis Alberni (Baron Gonzola) and his companion Marjorie Beebe a tour. At the aviary at
The experimenting with color that Mack Sennett did with the great William Hornbeck is outside my area of special research, so was interested in seeing what Ian Craine, the authority on the life and career of Marjorie Beebe might know about the educational series. He wrote that it was shot about the same time as Movie Town; agreeing with Brent but sadly didn’t know much more.
This period in Sennett history was after Mabel died so I don’t know much; his "Wrestling Swordfish" was awarded the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 1932
Looking for Mabel
I wrote a little about Marjorie, here's the link