• Green Wing Macaw, Congo African Grey, Harlequin Macaw

  • Major Mitchell Cockatoo, White Bellied Caique, Moluccan Cockatoo

  • Black Palm Cockatoos

  • Umbrella Cockatoo, White Bellied Caiques, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo


We are thankful the sanctuary is still standing, but we have a long road of cleanup ahead before the birds can come back to the sanctuary from their foster homes. Anything you can give to help our recovery efforts is greatly appreciated.



Seating is limited, you can purchase your tickets by clicking the button below!

If you can’t make the event, for a $50 donation, you can get a copy of our stunning Avian Ambassador book and a private link to Under Her Wing! Great Christmas gifts for bird lovers!  Click below to purchase yours!



Avian Ambassadors


Parrot Nutrition at SBBS

Backyard farmer’s bounty is our birds best bowl of food! The flock goes bananas for your apples, oranges & other homegrown fruits & veggies. You can also make a financial contribution to the Parrot Pantry! Your donations ensure that the birds receive nutritious meals twice daily, six hours of daylight in an aviary for outdoor play and specialized veterinary care.


Mission Statement

The Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of unwanted, abused, and orphaned companion parrots. In addition, we act as a resource within the community to promote responsible ownership through education and owner support. Our focus is rehabilitation, both in terms of health and behavior, so that adoption into a loving home is possible. For those birds that are not adoptable, it is our goal that they remain safely in Sanctuary for the duration of their lives.

Our Sanctuary is currently home to more than 60 large parrots, many of which have behavioral or medical conditions that prevent them from being adopted. With a lifespan of up to 80 years and the intelligence level of a 3 year old child, these birds require an enormous commitment that the average person finds difficult to fulfill.