Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. Based in Minneapolis - St. Paul (Twin Cities) area of Minnesota and serving Midwest.



P.O. Box 821  Stillwater, MN  55082  

Phone: (651) 275-0568  Fax: (651) 275-0457  


  Captive Bird Rescue, Adoption, Sanctuary & Care Education Resources 


Bird Rescue, Adoption & Sanctuary Links

All of the organizations listed below have resolved to help stop the growing displaced captive parrot overpopulation problem by not breeding birds or adopting birds into breeding situations.

Note: While we support the wide variety of ways that displaced birds may find new quality, non-breeding homes, MAARS does not necesarily know or endorse the organizations or websites listed on this page. Please research your adoption or surrender options carefully. We wish you the best of luck in your bird adoption or placement search!

Before You Begin…

If you are thinking of adopting a parrot or other exotic bird, please read the information and articles on this page first:

Parrots As "Pets"

by the Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC)

If you are trying to find a new home for your bird, please read this article first:

Guidelines for Placing Your Bird

by Becky Margison, Avian Protection Society, & Denise Kelly, Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC)

Bird Rescue, Adoption & Sanctuary Organizations


Parrots-R-4Ever Avian Rescue & Sanctuary


Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC)


The Garuda Aviary (sanctuary only)

The Oasis Sanctuary

Tucson Avian Rescue & Adoption (TARA)


My Fine Friends Rescue


Companion Parrot Connection

Coventry Captive Bird Survival Center

The Lily Sanctuary

Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue

Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC)

Parrots First


Feathered Family

The Gabriel Foundation



Feathered Friends Adoption & Rescue Program

Lucky Parrot Refuge & Sanctuary

Safe Haven Avian Placement Services

The Shyne Foundation

Society for Avian Rescue (SOAR)

Ziggys Haven Bird Sanctuary


A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife

Illinois Parrot Rescue

Ollie's Parrots Perch


CG Bird Rescue

Crystal Creek Avian Rescue and Sanctuary

Indiana Large Bird Rescue


Tall Grass Parrot Sanctuary (sanctuary only)


All Gods Creatures Rescue


Phoenix Landing Foundation


Beaks and Noses

Foster Parrots


Laki's Home Bird Rescue

The Parrot Station Rescue

Peace Paws Exotic and Avian Rescue


Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services (MAARS)

Parrot Adoption Education Program (PAEP)


Perfectly Precious Rescue & Adoption


Montana's Parrot & Exotic Bird Sanctuary


Safe Haven

New Hampshire

Fauna Rescue

New Jersey

South Jersey Bird Club

Wings of Hope-NJ

New York

Central New York Avian Rescue

Chipper Chirpers Adoption Link


Maspeth Bird Haven

New Beginnings Avian Rescue

Parrot Rescue, Inc.

The Priceless Parrot Preserve

Second Chance Bird Rescue & Rehabilitation

Sunnyskies Bird & Animal Sanctuary (sanctuary only)

North Carolina

Flying Colors Bird Sanctuary of North Carolina

Phoenix Landing Foundation

North Dakota

Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue, and Education (CAARE)


A-Parrot to A-Flamingo

North Central Ohio Avian Rescue

Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC)


Exotic Bird Rescue of Oregon

S&D Exotic Bird Rescue


Fresh Start Bird Rescue

Lair Of Dragons Bird Rescue

Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC)

Pittsburgh Parrot Rescue

South Carolina

Phoenix Landing Foundation

'Too Haven Cockatoo Rescue & Adoption


Beaks & Wings Parrot Rescue (E-mail)

Gulf Coast Exotic Bird Sanctuary

Southeast Texas Avian Rescue (STAR)

Wings of Love Bird Haven


Best Friends Animal Sanctuary


For the Birds


The Central Virginia Parrot Sanctuary

Phoenix Landing Foundation

Project Perry

Rescue Me, An Avian Sanctuary

Tiny Wings in Need (sanctuary only)


Eastern Washington Parrot Rescue

Feathered Family Exotic Bird Rescue


Pampered Parrots Avian Rescue

West Virginia

Parrotdise Bird Rescue

Raven's Haven Exotic Bird Rescue



Center For Avian Rehabilitation & Education

Fine Feathered Friends Sanctuary

Midwest Farm Animal Rescue (poultry, waterfowl)

Parrot Valley Rescue (formerly LARRA)



Parrot Rescue Centre [QLD]


Feathered Friends Avian Rescue & Resource Association [AB]

Feathers In Distress Society (FIDS) [BC]

Friends Of Feathers Rescue [BC]

Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary [BC]

Parrot Adopt Southern Ontario [ON]

Second Flight Parrot Sanctuary and Education [ON]

World Parrot Refuge [BC]


Foundation Dutch Parrot Refuge [Holland]

New Life Parrot Rescue and Helpline Service [UK]

Papageienschutz-Centrum Bremen e. V. [Germany]

Safehaven Parrot Refuge [UK]

Middle East

Kuwait Avian Protection Center (KAPC) [Kuwait]

Other Avian Rescue & Placement Lists

These websites list a wide variety of organizations and individuals providing bird rescue, adoption, and sanctuary services.

Avian Protection Society: Avian Rescue/Sanctuary/Placement Organizations

ParrotChronicles: Bird Rescue Groups

Avian Rescue Online: Sanctuaries & Rescues by State

Avian Rescue Network

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): National Shelter Directory

Pets911: Pet Adoption

Adopt an Animal - Canada


You can also check with local bird clubs to see if they have adoption programs:

ParrotChronicles: Bird Clubs

Bird Talk: Bird Clubs

In addition, humane societies, animal shelters, and veterinary clinics can sometimes help you find birds available for adoption in your area. You can find these resources in your Yellow Pages or via these websites:

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): National Shelter Directory

Pets911: Pet Adoption

Adopt an Animal - Canada

Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV): Find Your Local Avian Veterinarian

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): State Veterinary Medical Association

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