• 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


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.





Avian Ambassadors

“Avian Ambassadors & Under Her Wing”

“For a $50 donation, the Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary will send you our stunning and educational Avian Ambassador book and a private link to Under Her Wing, a documentary that was premiered in the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, highlighting the behind the scenes struggles and delights of caring for the birds at the Sanctuary”.


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.