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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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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.

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

Rescuer's Giving Club

Become a hero to our feathered friends and experience the joy of saving lives and protecting our planet. Join the Rescuer’s Giving Club and elevate your impact on the lives of sick and injured raptors!

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

Special Events

Upcoming Events

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Sept

International Vulture Awareness Day

Join us as we celebrate vultures with zoos and conservation groups around the world. Participate in family friendly activities, scavenger hunt, crafts and shows!

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Sept

Members' Day Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Join us for a special Members' Day tour behind-the-scenes to learn more about our Sanctuary and the birds that call it home. Includes exclusive look at species not on public display including several endangered vultures, eagles, and more!

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Oct

Owl-o-Ween

Join us for a celebration of our spookiest feathered friends here at World Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy a variety of games and activities, all included with the price of admission: $12 per car. Event runs 10am-4pm, with free-flying bird shows at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.

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.

Found an Injured Bird?
Call or text us at (314) 337-8889.