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We protect and preserve birds and their habitats through conservation, rehabilitation, and education.

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Welcome

Nestled on 305 acres of serene Missouri hardwood forest, World Bird Sanctuary is a destination for nature enthusiasts. Adjacent to Lone Elk County Park and the scenic Chubb Trail, our Sanctuary offers a delightful blend of seasonal shows, nature trails, and picturesque picnic areas. Our expansive outdoor avian exhibits provide a safe haven for a diverse array of non-releasable birds, and our on-site Kathryn G. Favre Foundation Raptor Hospital specializes in rehabilitating injured birds of prey. Come explore the wonders of nature and experience the beauty of World Bird Sanctuary!

Our Mission

We protect and preserve birds and their habitats through conservation, rehabilitation, and education.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a world where birds and humans live in harmony.

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Animals Calling World Bird Sanctuary Home
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Raptors Treated Annually in Our Hospital
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Children Reached Annually Through Our Education Programs

Let's Explore The Sanctuary

Guest Experiences

Get ready for an exhilarating animal adventure! Explore our Sanctuary with one of our expert keepers in a guided tour. Witness the majestic flight of birds of prey soaring right above you in our captivating seasonal shows. Or indulge in an unforgettable up-close encounter with an exotic raptor!

Education Programs

Discover the wonders of nature with our immersive education programs at World Bird Sanctuary! Perfect for learners of all ages, our programs bring you up-close experiences with majestic birds of prey, fostering a love for wildlife and inspiring conservation action.

Summer Camps

Our camps are designed to immerse your child in our world of birds and nature at The Sanctuary. We use our 305 acres of land, and hundreds of birds in our care to create unique experiences every day to educate and encourage a love for the world around them.

Seasonal Events

We offer a captivating array of seasonal events throughout the year, ranging from glamorous fundraising galas like Fete du Feather to educational celebrations such as International Vulture Awareness Day. These events offer a unique blend of bird displays, behind-the-scenes tours, family-friendly activities, and themed festivities, providing visitors with an enriching and entertaining experience.

Memberships

Support wildlife rehabilitation, education and conservation by becoming a member of World Bird Sanctuary.

Individual

$ 79
  • Free Admission
  • 10% Off Guest Experiences & Gift Shop Purchases
  • Exclusive Invitation to Members Only Events

Family

$ 99
  • Free Admission
  • 10% Off Guest Experiences & Gift Shop Purchases
  • 2 Free Guest Experience Tickets
  • Exclusive Invitation to Members Only Events
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Family Plus

$199
  • Free Admission
  • 10% Off Guest Experiences & Gift Shop Purchases
  • 4 Free Guest Experience Tickets
  • Exclusive Invitation to Members Only Events

Featured Attraction

Owl Prowl at the World Bird Sanctuary

Available select evenings from November – March

Save The Raptors

Our Mission

Saving Birds and Their Habitats

We protect and preserve birds and their habitats through conservation, rehabilitation, and education. Our vision is to create a world where birds and humans live in harmony.

Become a Proud Parent

Adopt-a-Bird

The symbolic adoption program at World Bird Sanctuary helps to provide food and care for your favorite feathered friends. Whether you give it as a gift or keep it for yourself, you are making a difference in the lives of our birds. Enjoy a full year of benefits by becoming a proud parent today!

Support Us

Sponsor a Patient Release

The Kathryn G. Favre Foundation Raptor Hospital at World Bird Sanctuary treats over 650 sick or injured birds annually. Discover how you can be a part of their journey home!

Special Events

Upcoming Events

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Feb

Owlentine & Wine

Bring your special Owlentine to World Bird Sanctuary for a romantic evening of wine, chocolate and owls! Enjoy your sweet treats while our keepers amaze you with our owls, followed by a stroll around the Sanctuary to see whoooo might be hanging out in the wild as well!

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March

World Eagle Day

See our amazing eagles in action! Meet eagles for photo opportunities, play eagle themed games, and make eagle crafts! During the show you will learn all about eagles while our keepers bring live birds out for you to see up close!

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April

Fete du Feather

Join us for our annual Fete du Feather gala at the Chase Park Plaza! Experience an unforgettable evening of fine dining and up-close encounters with our feathered friends. Discover how you can make a meaningful impact on the World Bird Sanctuary's mission of conservation, education, and rehabilitation.

Testimonials

What Our Visitors Have to Say

We love hearing words of encouragement from our guests! Your visits help us care for our raptors.

Our Dedication to Conservation

Discover the essence of World Bird Sanctuary through our ‘Who We Are’ video, offering a glimpse into our commitment to avian conservation and education.