Bird Gardens of Naples

Rating: 4.98 stars   40 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 1060 purple martin dr. naples FL 34120 USA

Mission:
Geographic areas served: south west florida

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been there several times and Keri Lohrmann has always been there to help. When I had 22 quakers which needed a place to call home she volunteered her services right away. The flight that was built for there is beautiful and are living a great life.

Will go back again and recommend a visit to anyone in the area.

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I have visited Bird Gardens of Naples on several occasions, the time being Easter Day of 2014. I actually took the tour Keri, Owner, gives thru the Gardens. Most people don't realize what is really involved in keeping Exotic Birds whether it be in the home or at a large sanctuary. I had a beautiful narrated tour, along with others in the group, of the Gardens and was educated at the same time.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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After countless retreats to the Bird Gardens of Naples, it has become my treasure. I grew up rescuing and adopting birds so this place is a haven for me. As a photographer I’ve had the opportunity capture so many beautiful images at the gardens, where there are hundreds of beautiful and exotic birds including some rare and endangered species from across the globe.

Keriellen’s dedication to these birds is above and beyond anything I’ve seen before. She is so knowledgeable and informative about all of the birds, which allowed me to learn and experience so much more than I ever expected. She has rescued many of these birds from terrible situations and I really appreciate everything she sacrifices to give them a good home. Unfortunately for many birds the damage from their previous homes are permanent, such as severely plucked feathers.

I recommend a tour for anyone who has any interest in animals or birds. It’s great whether you’re interested in an education about different breeds or stories of each bird and where they came from. After bringing friends and family to visit, many realized just how much personality birds have and how fun they can be.

The grounds of the bird gardens are more natural and less manicured, unlike a zoo or typical animal attraction, which gives a feel of actually being in the wild. With that in mind, bring bug repellant and a cool drink for your journey. There's no fee for your visit, but donations are appreciated.. the cost for upkeep would make you sick!

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2 people found this review helpful

I first came to the gardens with a friend of mine and I fell in love! the birds are amazing keri is so knowledgeable on all of them. She has such a passion for every single bird. Every one is very nice and friendly. This is an amazing place to learn and to heal, not only the birds but yourself as well.

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2 people found this review helpful

The Bird Gardens of Naples is a wonderful sanctuary. The owner, Keri, has devoted her life to the care and rescue of nearly 300 birds. You can see how much she truly loves each and every feathered friend - my parrot loves it here. Keri was kind enough to take my parrot in (hopefully temporarily) and our sweet girl is so happy at the sanctuary. I dreaded finding a place for her to go and am so relieved that I found Keri and her wonderful bird haven. Keri lets me visit my girl/volunteer whenever I like - I can't say enough good things about the wonderful care and attention the birds receive. Their standard of care is excellent and I love that my bird lives in a flight with 6 other parrots. Keri is a bird lover through and through. Her knowledge is impressive, as she's taken care of birds for years. Visit here, you won't be disappointed and you'll come away with a great bit of education and understanding of many types of birds. A++++ Non-profit!!! A major asset to Naples and SW Florida!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to get this organization more funding/find more donors. I am a donor and I know Bird Gardens does not charge for tours, but accepts donations on site as well. However, I'm also aware that the owner funds the majority of the costs to run the place - and she works 2 jobs to be able to do so - and STILL finds time to take care of all the birds. If I win the lottery, I'll be giving this organization a big chunk of change!!! Much deserved!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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2 people found this review helpful

I had one of the best times volunteering here at the Bird Gardens of Naples. They were very kind, the birds are funny and very beautiful. I love volunteering for them and i would gladly do it more often. They take great care of their birds and the people that help out around the garden. Their very nice people to be around. i love it there.

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2 people found this review helpful

Have birds of my own. Visited this place and became a volunteer. Just wanted to lend a hand to some really good people doing wonderful things for the birds. If you get a chance, give them a call for a tour. It's worth it. Not too many things to do today that are enjoyable, in addition to helping make life easier for the animals.

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3 people found this review helpful

Beautiful place! Keri is very knowledgeable regarding the birds as well as the beautiful flowers, plants and bushes. Wonderful day trip filled with beauty and peacefulness.

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3 people found this review helpful

Came for a visit. Came back to stay and now I am a volunteer. Just love the place and Keri makes you feel welcome. Its where you go when you want to see something beautiful. If you want to go see some beautiful birds, gorgeous wild landscapes and not pay a fortune for parking etc., this is a welcome change and a great place to bring the family.

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2 people found this review helpful

WOW ! this place is out of the world . I had such a great time with Keri . I learned so much about parrots and the plants on her property . I found this place by chance on trip advisor , so glad i took the time to visit . the people there are doing great work . I cant wait to go back . Make sure you call to make an appointment this place is her home and she is a very busy woman .

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2 people found this review helpful

My parrots are so happy here! We have been coming here for almost three years and have watched it grow and flourish. The owners are so knowledgeable about birds and their every need. It is a very natural environment with gorgeous native plants and natural settings. Anyone who takes the tour will be amazed by the information imparted by the owners. It is a fantastic photo opportunity as well. It is also a good place to volunteer and learn more about the various species in general and to find a friend in one of the specific birds who you can virtually adopt. This means you can help pay for their food and care and get updates on your special feathered friend.

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