Click here to donate or create your own campaign to help raise money for the Special Needs Macaw Flight Aviary!
A parrot can fall into the “special needs” category for many reasons: old age issues; a disability; a medical condition, either physical or neurological; or most commonly, obsessive plucking behavior. These issues necessitate a specialized environment and care beyond the needs of our equally special, but not special needs, macaws. For the first time, our special needs macaws will have a large flight of their own, in which to stretch their wings and fly! Because of the requirements of the special needs macaws, the costs of building this aviary far exceeds the costs of building a normal aviary. An anonymous donor who has a special needs macaw with FEBS will match up to $5,000 in financial donations for this flight, and are sending out a special appeal to others who have placed special needs macaws with FEBS to help with the expenses of building this state-of-the-art flight aviary for these deserving parrots. Professionally designed pro bono, it is now time to break ground – but additional funding is needed to pay for all the necessary labor, material and infrastructure expenses. Below is a list of some items this great flight aviary will include: • 57 x 30 x 16 flight space for up to 35 macaws who can socialize within the flock • 14 - 7 x 9 x 9 “apartments” lining the flight, each housing one or a pair of macaws who are unable to join the flock due to timidity or aggressiveness, but who can still socialize with the rest of the flock • UV polycarbonate roofing to protect the featherless birds from the sun’s rays, but allows lots of natural filtered light for health and well-being • A heating system with wall enclosures (when needed) that allows these birds to stay in their home while keeping toasty in cold temperatures • Circulating fans and misting systems, plus a rain shower play-station perch • Trees, plants, perches and toys • An attached 30 x 13 hurricane shelter, equipped with enough small cages and supplies to house each bird in the flight in case of emergency. This is the largest expense, and will be cooled, ventilated, and with a backup generator system in case of loss of power. Volunteers will train the flock birds to come inside when called with a reward system to lessen the trauma an emergency can create. Fund raising for this flight began February 2014, with the “Double the Love” campaign, and we are now close to our goal. But we need your help to get this project over the finish line. Please donate. And know your loved special needs macaw will have the best conditions possible in which to thrive—with the added bonus to be part of a flock, the opportunity to find a buddy, and to fly!

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Thank You For The Toys!
FEBS was blessed with a tremendous outpouring of donations from the blog call out for the new Macaw flight and lots left over for many more birds at the Sanctuary that had chewed up their toys and needed new ones. The response was amazing! The donors of these toys and perches asked to remain anonymous, but WOW! You guys really stepped up for the birds! The Safe Bird Store company went the extra mile as well and is now providing us with free shipping and a discount on our needs from their company. Kathie, the owner is awesome and I hope in the future all gifts and purchases be made through her. Make sure you tell her it's for us!

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Greys' Flight Finished!
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Happy flock doing very well in their new digs!
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We are very happy to announce the New African Grey flight is complete and 26 Greys are now loving their larger, beautiful flight. Many thanks to all of the people that donated to the expense of putting this together and all of the volunteers and staff that worked hard to give these wonderful birds this state of the art aviary fully equipped with water, electric, shelter, safe toys, boings, perches and plenty of food and water stations. We are already working on the next flight cage with a double door system between two cages. Please help in any way you can as we need many more flights. Please be patient as we are working as fast as we can (finances and labor a huge factor) to get ALL of the birds in the new large flights! Please let us know if you can help lend a hand or help finance an aviary!

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Real life stories about birds and their families that have decided to choose FEBS as a life long home.

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“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2015 Nonprofit,” says Patricia Norton. The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit. While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, FEBS was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year. In addition, we’ll been added to GreatNonprofits #GivingTuesday Guide - an interactive guide to top nonprofits throughout the years. Look for this near the holidays.
“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”
Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community.

Some of our hard working Board Members

FOX 13 Stops by FEBS! To learn more about us click on the video link below!

FEBS finds perfect property for expansion… Here are some photos of our progress!

After a long two year search, FEBS and its flock have finally found the perfect property for our desperately needed expansion. More importantly, we will be able to give flight cages to ALL of the 600+ parrots in our care! We will also be able to help many more parrots and the families that are wanting nothing more than to have their parrots "Just be a bird!"

A project this massive is going to take lots of dedication and financial support! The Staff, Officers, Board Members, Members and Volunteers are committed to putting their all into the expansion and relocation of FEBS’ parrots in our Lifelong Care Facility.

So we ask all of you, our loyal supporters, to please consider helping in any way you can! Sponsoring a flight cage is a really helpful part of the bigger vision and we really need you guys, the bird families and friends of our flock!

Please consider that this project will cost an estimated $500,000! In the last year of acquiring this new property we have come a long way through the help of many of our devoted members and owners of the parrots – not to mention the endless hours of volunteer work from our Board of Directors, volunteers, their families and anyone that could help us with this massive project. We and the birds are eternally grateful for all of your help

We still have along way to go so if you have a free weekend or some time that you would like to come work with us, please contact us and we can make arrangements for your stay, and put you to work! It is a very fulfilling job that will leave you with a great sense of pride that you helped these parrots in such an awesome way!

If you or a business that you work for are able to help or if you know of anyone who may be able to help FEBS please contact Patricia Norton (A.K.A. "Birdmother") toll free: 1-844-352-2473, ext 1, and we can schedule dates that we will be putting teams together to help. If you have not already, please join our blog also, we will be posting working dates there are well!

If you would like to help but just can't get away to Florida, supplies are very much needed, especially cage wire and hardware. Simply click on the Big Blue Feather to the right to donate (tax deductible) funds toward this very important project!

Updated: June 11, 2016 — 8:35 am

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  1. We are hoping to be able to visit today. Please call at 440.724.0905 if we could do so. We do not have a bird to surrender and love what you do.

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