Incorporated in 1988, they are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of native and migratory wild birds. They also provide shelter for birds who cannot be released back into the wild.
In the sanctuary, you’ll see over 90 non-releasable birds of 40 different species. Every bird housed on the property passed through the Mission Wild Bird Hospital on the premises and was deemed non-releasable. This means they suffered injuries that prevent them from doing things like flying, perching, and walking.
Here they can live out their lives in a large enclosure with enriching activities. Each bird is given their appropriate food so they can maintain a healthy diet. You can walk through the sanctuary and interact with the birds every day! Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed.
Kids will love seeing the Pelican feeding! Every day, the interns feed the center’s resident Brown Pelicans at 8 AM and 2:30 PM. There’s even a gift shop next to the hospital filled with fun souvenirs like t-shirts, stuffed animals, tote bags, drink tumblers, and much more!