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When you visited Walt Disney World’s Epcot in the 1990s, do you remember having a tall bird-like creature nibble on your shoulder? A lot of Disney fanatics fondly recall the Cirikli Stilt Birds with their colorful feathers and sometimes mischievous antics.

While Disney retired the popular street performances many years ago, the group continues to perform its unique artistry at festivals across Florida. We recently caught up with the Cirikli Stilt Birds as they entertained and mesmerized audiences at the DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts.