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Our Mission

The World Bird Sanctuary’s 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 our mission through education, propagation, field studies and rehabilitation.


Adopt a Bald Eagle for $125 by August 31st (regularly $150).

Includes a scheduled visit with your Bald Eagle, professional photo, adoption certificate, AAB perks at events and Bald Eagle Plushie!

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New Executive Director 2018

World Bird Sanctuary Promotes Dawn Griffard to Executive Director

ST. LOUIS – February 20, 2018:
The Board of Directors of World Bird Sanctuary is pleased to announce that Dawn Griffard is now the organization’s Executive Director.

“We are delighted and enthused to have Dawn assume the ultimate role of leadership for World Bird Sanctuary,” said John Kemper, Chair of World Bird Sanctuary Board of Directors. “She has an abundant passion for birds, great knowledge of how the organization operates, and is a consummate leader of people.”

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Roads Accessing the Sanctuary Have Changed

There is no longer a detour to get to World Bird Sanctuary, however, smart phone GPS units have not yet been updated to the new road changes to get to our site from the intersections of 141 and 44. The WAZE app is the only one that we know of that will bring you correctly in through all the new road/exit changes.

Non-Profit Status

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.

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