Plan Your Visit

With 305 acres of hardwood forest, aviaries housing birds from all over the world, and up close and personal encounters available, there is a lot to explore and do at World Bird Sanctuary. Here’s what you need to know to have a great experience.

World Bird Sanctuary

Our Location


Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Entry fees to World Bird Sanctuary are as follows:
$12 Per Car | $20 Per Bus

Thank you for supporting our birds!

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!

WOW! Amazing Animal Show

Are you ready for an exciting animal experience? Check out our 30 minute Amazing Animal Show! Watch birds of prey fly right over your head, macaws speak the English language, and much more! Every program showcases different animals, so each day is a unique experience.

Handle an Exotic Raptor

A moment to remember– One of our expert Keepers will guide you on holding a non-native raptor! With a special falconry glove provided, one of our feathered ambassadors will step up to your hand, giving you a personal and up-close encounter with a talon-fed predator.

Guided Tours

Allow one of our expert Naturalists to take you on a tour of our facilities. Learn about the inhabitants of our area and meet our current residents. Tours last approximately 60 minutes and are limited to a group of 30 individuals. For rates and reservations please call (636) 225-4390 ext. 1001 or email

Featured Attraction

Owl Prowl at the World Bird Sanctuary

Available select evenings from November – March

General Features

More to Explore

The World Bird Sanctuary offers a captivating experience with its diverse features. Visitors can explore aviaries housing protected birds, stroll along scenic hiking trails, enjoy leisurely picnics and browse our gift shop, making it a delightful destination for both nature enthusiasts and bird lovers alike.

Hiking Trails

Explore scenic hiking trails, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and serenity of the surroundings.

Picnic Areas

We offer tranquil picnic areas where visitors can unwind amidst nature.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop offers a variety of unique bird-themed souvenirs and nature-inspired gifts.

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.


Map of World Bird Sanctuary

Discover the expansive hiking trails at World Bird Sanctuary, spanning 305 acres of the picturesque Castlewood State Park land. Our well-maintained paths offer visitors an immersive experience in nature’s beauty.

The unique presence of aviaries, dedicated to protected birds, not only offers a safe haven but also acts as a magnet, inviting a delightful array of wild birds to enhance your tranquil stroll in this natural haven.

Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and the harmonious coexistence of protected and wild avian species as you immerse yourself in the hiking trails at World Bird Sanctuary.

Your support is more important than ever

Every contribution, no matter the size, becomes a stepping stone towards a more sustainable future for our feathered friends. A generous donation today would power our efforts in protecting bird species at risk, healing the sick and injured, and inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders.

Make a Donation

Make a lasting impact on our mission by becoming a monthly donor! Your support can truly make a difference.


On average, the total cost to feed a raptor for a year is $182.

Sponsor a Patient

On average, the total cost to treat a sick or injured raptor from beginning to end amounts to $466.

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Sponsor a Patient Release

World Bird Sanctuary’s Kathryn G. Favre Wildlife Hospital treats over 600 sick or injured birds annually with the goal of releasing them back into the wild.