Fans of "The Birds" Flock to Bodega Bay

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Aug 29, 2013  |  Updated 2:13 PM PDT
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It's all there: the schoolhouse, the bay.

And The Birds.

Crowds of Alfred Hitchcock fans are descending on Bodega Bay this weekend, for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1963 horror film which left a generation of people wary of winged creatures.

"The Birds" was filmed in Bodega Bay, and in San Francisco's Union Square, and the coastal town in Sonoma County is doing all it can to remind visitors of it, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

This weekend is especially for the fowl, as "B50: A Celebration of 'The Birds'" takes flight on Sunday and Monday.

The Potter Schoolhouse, now a private residence, will be open for tours led by docents. And as always, take a photograph of yourself with mock-ups of director Hitchcock or the real-life Tippi Hedren, who is attending a chef-cooked meal at the cemetery across from the school.

Bird-loving is a way of life in Bodega: A visit to The Birds Cafe on winding Highway 1 reveals a stock of memorabilia, and the Bodega Country Store and Birdland Gallery has Hitchcock items galore.

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