July 23rd: Join us from 5pm-7pm while KFAV broadcasts live

on our opening night of Birds in Concert (starts at 7pm)


Help us save endangered bird species and their habitats today.
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Welcome our New Executive Director

ST. LOUIS – June 23, 2016 – The Board of Directors of World Bird Sanctuary is pleased to announce Brian Bissonnette as the organization’s Executive Director. Bissonnette will begin on July 5, 2016.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brian to World Bird Sanctuary,” said John Kemper, Chair of the World Bird Sanctuary Board of Directors. “He is an accomplished leader and strategic thinker with a demonstrated track record of achieving results. He understands the needs of our organization, embraces our mission and critical role we play in environmental conservation and wildlife rehabilitation, and will lead us as we move forward.” Read More >>


Help the Wildlife Hospital!

Our Wildlife Hospital must treat the birds that come through the doors no matter what. At this time, our operating costs are approximately $50,000.00 per year, depending on the number of birds we receive.

With a generous yearly donation from the Kathryn G. Favre Foundation of $25,000.00, we are currently operating at a deficit of $25,000 annually. We need help! The birds in our care need bandages, surgeries, special procedures, medicine and daily feedings.

Donate through Global Giving Here

Our Mission

Our mission is to preserve the earth′s biological diversity and to secure the future of threatened bird species in their natural environments. We work to fulfill this mission through education, propagation, field studies and rehabilitation.

Non-Profit Status

The World Bird Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides refuge to over 270 residents and rehabilitation and emergency care for up to 400 patients every year. We receive no state, federal or county funding and rely on donations from the public, corporate and foundation supporters to achieve our mission.

An Important Message

World Bird Sanctuary’s website was recently copied. Please make sure your web browser is at to ensure that you are donating through our only website. Any other website representing itself as World Bird Sanctuary is fraudulent.

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