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The Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. - Emily Dickinson

https://www.sbbird.org/ Tax ID 77-0218710


For over 15 years the Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary has been rescuing and rehabilitating displaced companion parrots. With a lifespan of up to 80 years and the intelligence of a young child, these birds require an enormous commitment that the average person can find difficult to fulfill. With expert care and lots of love, unwanted birds find a safe haven and a new start at the sanctuary. 

Our flock loves visitors! The sanctuary is open to the public and home to more than 60 large parrots. You'll be mesmerized by our colorful and comical characters that love to talk, sing and dance. 

Through our Skylar Learning Center, we offer visitor tours and interactive educational programs for all ages. Our expert-designed, standards-aligned Avian Adventures curriculum will delight teachers and students alike. We are also a vital resource for the companion bird community that flocks around our jovial and candid approach to responsible ownership. 

Come wander our tropical gardens to inspire a sense of wonder and curiosity in the natural world. Visit the Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary and let your imagination take flight!