Berkshire Bird Paradise is a 50 year old no-kill bird sanctuary, and a true paradise for all birds in need. As portrayed in the video Feathers of Hope, this sanctuary has been of great value in so many ways. Located east of Albany, NY its unique history includes the breeding and release of bald and golden eagle chics at a time when everyone thought it was impossible to help these great birds increase. Berkshire Bird Paradise has raised and released more than 20 such birds, through the devotion and care of founder Pete Dubacher.
With over a hundred kinds of domestic birds,exotic, raptors and more - we have dedicated our lives to the care of all our winged friends, and made our sanctuary a place of education for thousands of school children.
The economic impact of the corona virus leaves us in desperate need of funds to pay for our operations, including funds for feed, utility and insurance, along with fuel and supplies for bird housing. We are also considering the best possible way to move the mission of the sanctuary into the future, so that it will continue to provide care for the birds and education for the people beyond the foundation of its owner, Pete Dubacher, who is facing serious health issues due to his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War era.
Your donations will help us to 1) Modernize housing facilities for our many birds, including enlargement of housing for our eagles, owls, and hawks. 2) Invest in the best possible way to maintain heating, 3) Fulfill the critical need for staff salaries, and the creation of IT capacities that will allow us to share our work over the internet.
Please note that we are also seeking volunteers for many tasks. For more information, please call is at 518-279-3801!
We appreciate anything you can give. The birds are counting on you.