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Captive Bird Rescue & Placement Organizations

Everything You Need to Know about Bird Placement

The Avian Welfare Coalition DOES NOT adopt out of take in birds…the groups listed on this page below can provide these services.

Here you will find essential information to assist you in adopting or surrendering a bird(s).

Before you Begin…

Get the facts!

A Crisis: The Problem and the Solution
By Krista Menzel

Avian Welfare Issues:  An Overview
By Denise Kelly, Eileen McCarthy, Krista Menzel, and Monica Engebretson


If you are thinking of adopting a parrot or other exotic birds, please read these articles first:

Parrots as “Pets”
By the Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC)

The True Nature of Parrots
By Denise Kelly, Joan Rae, and Krista Menzel


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

Guidelines for Placing Your Bird
By Becky Margison, Avian Protection Society, and Denise Kelly, Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC)

Sanctuary or Scamtuary?
By Nicole Paquette, Esq.

Avian Rescue Organizations:  What you need to know!
By The Avian Welfare Coalition

Captive Bird Rescue & Placement Organizations by U.S.A. State or Country

All of the organizations listed below have resolved to adopt policies that will slow the growing displaced captive parrot and overpopulation problem by not breeding birds or adopting birds into breeding situations.  Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC) participating organizations are indicated with an asterisk. 

Note:  While we support the wide variety of ways that may facilitate the identification of quality, non-breeding homes for displaced birds, the AWC does not know or endorse the organizations or web sites listed below.  Please research your adoption or surrender options carefully.  We wish the best of luck in your bird adoption or placement search!


*Parrots-R-4Ever Avian Rescue & Sanctuary - AWC Participating Organization


Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC)


Arizona Exotic Bird Rescue, Inc.
The Oasis Sanctuary
Tucson Avian Rescue & Adoption (TARA)


The Association of Parrot C.A.R.E.
Companion Parrot Connection
Coventry Captive Bird Survival Center
The Lily Sanctuary
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC)
*Parrots First - AWC Participating Organization


Feathered Family

The Gabriel Foundation


Parrot Advocacy Group

Lucky Parrot Refuge & Sanctuary
The Shyne Foundation
Ziggys Haven Bird Sanctuary


Dee's Haven


A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife

Illinois Parrot Rescue

Ollie's Parrots Perch


CG Bird Rescue

Indiana Large Bird Rescue

Healthipet Network *( New Jersey & New York branches)
Safe haven Parrot Sanctuary
Exotic Parrot Rescue


Tall Grass Parrot Sanctuary (sanctuary only)


All Gods Creatures Rescue


Phoenix Landing Foundation
The Garuda Aviary  (Sanctuary only)


Beaks and Noses

*Foster Parrots, Ltd. - AWC Participating Organization


Peace Paws Exotic and Avian Rescue


*Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services (MAARS) - AWC Participating Organization

Parrot Adoption Education Program (PAEP)


Perfectly Precious Rescue & Adoption


Montana's Parrot & Exotic Bird Sanctuary

New Hampshire

Fauna Rescue

New Jersey

South Jersey Bird Club

Wings of Hope-NJ

New York

Chipper Chirpers Adoption Link


Feathered Friends Parrot Adoption Services, Inc.

Parrot Rescue, Inc.

The Priceless Parrot Preserve

Second Chance Bird Rescue & Rehabilitation

Sunnyskies Bird & Animal Sanctuary (sanctuary only)

A Helping Wing

North Carolina

Flying Colors Bird Sanctuary of North Carolina

Phoenix Landing Foundation

North Dakota

Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue, and Education (C.A.A.R.E.)


A-Parrot to A-Flamingo

North Central Ohio Avian Rescue

Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC)


Oregon Humane Society


Feathered Sanctuary Exotic Bird Rescue

Fresh Start Bird Rescue

Lair Of Dragons Bird Rescue

Jojo the Grey Adoption and Rescue for Birds, Inc.

South Carolina

S.C. C.A.R.E.S (Sanctuary only, no adoptions)
Phoenix Landing Foundation

South Dakota

Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center


Gulf Coast Exotic Bird Sanctuary

Southeast Texas Avian Rescue (STAR)

Wings of Love Bird Haven


*Best Friends Animal Society - AWC Participating Organization


Central Virginia Parrot Sanctuary/Project Perry - AWC Participating Organization

Phoenix Landing Foundation

Tiny Wings in Need (sanctuary only)


Eastern Washington Parrot Rescue


Pampered Parrots Avian Rescue

West Virginia

Parrotdise Bird Rescue

Raven's Haven Exotic Bird Rescue


Center For Avian Rehabilitation & Education


Parrot Rescue Centre [QLD]


Feathered Friends Avian Rescue & Resource Association [AB]

Friends Of Feathers Rescue [BC]

Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary [BC]

Parrot Adopt Southern Ontario [ON]

World Parrot Refuge [BC]
Friends of Feathers Bird Rescue and Sanctuary, British Columbia


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 web sites 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

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 web sites:

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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