Birds - "The Ambassadors"
Over the years we have
had numerous birds under our care, both actively used in our
presentations as well as behind the scenes. This page will connect you to
photos and some of the history of these incredible animals. We hope you
enjoy the visit. You may receive a school visit from our bird
ambassadors by scheduling a presentation or by adopting a bird to
sponsor. For information on how to adopt one of our ambassadors or
sponsor a show in your area visit our donation page.
you view these pages remember that our birds have come from many
different people and places. Each one has a story but in telling their
stories we must respect the privacy of others by not naming former
owners or caretakers.
CLICK on the title and you will be sent to a photo gallery of our
birds. We are always working on new pictures and still have many
birds not represented in our galleries but we will soon!
|Birds of Prey|
of our birds of prey have come from rehabilitation situations in which
they were not able to be reintroduced into the wild. This can happen
when well meaning people find a wild bird and instead of watching and
waiting, they "rescue" the bird. The majority of the time the
bird did not need rescueing. In many cases the bird's parents were near
by keeping watch while the baby learned to move around. In other
cases a bird may have been injured and rehabilitated. In all cases
Steve maintains these birds for educational purposes and meets the
strict state and federal requirements for housing and handling birds of
prey. If you see a bird that appears to be in distress, call the
department of natural resources or wildlife agency near you before
trying to handle a wild bird.
Parrots and Cockatoos
parrots and cockatoos come from all over with many different stories.
We are told many different things by the people who bring them to
us only to discover later there may have been more to the story.
Some are given to us because their owner has had major life
events that make keeping their bird impossible. Others were in
situations in which their owners were overwhelmed by the care such
birds require. In one case Steve was handed a pair of birds that
were five days old! The important thing for these birds is that
they have a safe environment with Steve and provide educational
experiences to thousands of people every year. Parrots are
lifetime companions. If you become interested in having a parrot
friend of your own please make sure your family is prepared for the
possibility that the parrot will outlive you!
to be out done by birds of prey, parrots and cockatoos we have a couple
of birds who distinguish themselves just by being beautiful and unique!
These birds also come from various backgrounds.