“Come fly with me, we'll fly, we'll fly away...”

                                                               —Sammy Cahn

The Sanctuary Adoptables are just waiting to find their next homes where their quirkiness and good humor will be well appreciated. These birds delight in showing off. They willingly speak the words and phrases they have already learned. They sing and make all sorts of sounds. They show off their physical prowess by bouncing and jumping. They display their beauty by opening and flapping their wings. They want to interact and are ready to bond.


White-Bellied Caiques

Male & Female

Hatched: 2004 & 2007

Lifespan: 30-40 yrs

The circus is in town! Or at least you’ll think it is with the high-energy antics of these two colorful best buddies, who love to perform tricks and can never have too many toys that shake, rattle, and roll. Not surprisingly, they also love to play with their food, and even their favorite berries go flying when they eat. Caiques are not big talkers, but they might just whistle a tune if you whistle first!

Sponsor Bam Bam

Sponsor Makai


Citronella Cockatoo (Citron x Umbrella hybrid)


Hatched: 1995

Lifespan: 80 yrs

Our belle of the ball only has eyes for men. If she’s not the center of attention, she’ll quickly demand it with high-pitched screams. While beautiful to behold, she can deliver a mean bite when she’s feeling feisty. She also loves her food: corn on the cob, veggies, and pilaf are some staples she eats here at the Sanctuary.

Sponsor Belle


Males & Females

Hatched: Varies

Lifespan: 12-15 yrs

Looking for a huge personality in a fun little package? You’ve just met your match. These colorful characters are a hoot with their ability to mimic human speech. Friendly and well-suited for families with children, these popular pets are available at the Sanctuary.

Sponsor a Budgie



Males & Females

Hatched: Varies

Lifespan: 15 yrs

These Peach-Faced Lovebirds live up to their name, mating often. Highly social, they hang out in large groups. They are constant chirpers, who require an aviary to flit around in rather than the

smaller confines of a cage. They’d love to be taken home in pairs

with a caring owner.

Sponsor Lovebird


Blue-Crowned Conure


Hatched: 1995

Lifespan: 20-40 yrs

Playful and entertaining to watch, Garble likes to keep to himself and prefers men. Garble tries to say words, but, as his name implies, they come out all garbled. We use his love for nut butter sandwiches to disguise his geriatric vitamins.

Sponsor Garble


Jenday & Blue-Crowned Conures

Male & Female

Hatched: 2008 & 1999

Lifespan: 20-30 yrs

They don’t come sweeter than this cuddly, affectionate pair, though they can be a bit noisy at times. Their last homes didn’t know how to feed them properly, and the resulting stress led them to pluck their own feathers a bit. They are best pals within the Conure colony, and have become close friends with Funky. Jerry and Stewie are inseparable and would love to head home with an eligible bachelor.

Sponsor Jerry

Sponsor Stewie


Yellow-Naped Amazons


Hatched: 1976

Lifespan: 60-70 yrs

 Lapa & Mr. Bill love to greet guests from their station on the front porch. Their wide vocabulary includes Hi, Buh-bye, and Oh no, Mr. Bill! In the afternoon, these two Amazons do battle trading sounds, featuring machine guns, missiles, and finally the dropping of a bomb.

Sponsor Lapa

Sponsor Mr. Bill


Half-Moon Conure


Hatched: 2007

Lifespan: 30 yrs

This little bird with a big attitude is very territorial and needs to have her own space separate from the Conure colony. Unlike her strong personality, her table manners are delicate. She nibbles the edges of round crackers until she spirals down to the center. Little Beaker enjoys male companions and can say "Beaker."

Sponsor Beaker


Umbrella Cockatoo


Hatched: ??

Lifespan: 80-100 yrs

Misha will try to sweet-talk you, saying, "I love you." Don't be fooled! If you care about your fingers, keep them away from the cage wires around this Boys in the Hood member! Misha has a preference for men but struggled in the past to find a kind and reliable human male friend. His best mate at the Sanctuary is Ko, another Umbrella Cockatoo.

Sponsor Misha


Half-Moon Conures

Male & Female

Hatched: 1999 & 1996

Lifespan: 30 yrs

Nacho courted Sara with his unique tongue trill, and it was love at first sight for this vibrant pair. Both come from homes where the owners didn’t have enough time to care for them. Now Nacho and Sara carry on nonstop conversations. They hope to find an owner, who will take them in and give them a loving home. Nacho proudly knows his name and will call out, "Nacho. Hi, Nachito!"

Sponsor Sara 

Sponsor Nacho


Citron Cockatoo


Hatched: 1995

Lifespan: 60 yrs

Shy and loving Sweetie is a ladies’ man at heart. This gentle bird prefers humans of the female persuasion, exhibiting his suave crest along with his silly and playful personality. But he shows his tough guy act if men approach him and best mate Elvis, another Citron-Crested Cockatoo.

Sweetie needs special attention because he plucks his chest feathers.

Sponsor Sweetie


Umbrella Cockatoo


Hatched: 1995

Lifespan: 80-100 yrs

If ever a bird loved her feathers, it’s this one! Trixie’s vanity is apparent in the owl-like coif she creates for herself to attract the attention of both avian and human men. Snuggly with men yet cold toward women, she will seek attention with a loud holler. Her previous owner had to give her up when he lost his home. Now she’s in search of the man of her dreams to take her home for good. She'll announce, "Hello. Hi, Trixie!

Sponsor Trixie

Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary is located at:  

Menagerie   2430 Lillie Avenue Summerland, CA 93067


©2020 by Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary

SBBS mailing address:

Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary

PO Box 454

Santa Barbara CA 93067