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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: The Bird Gardens of Naples is a non-profit organization whose sole concern is parrot welfare in captivity and conservation of wild parrots. We are an outreach and placement program which places into safe custody, parrots which are abandoned, abused, or in need of a home for any reason. Parrots are intelligent, highly social and complex beings with lifespans of up to 100 years. The individual bird’s best interest and well being of the present flock will determine if a parrot is accepted into the organization. We actively support networking with other parrot welfare groups, animal welfare organizations, the veterinary community, conservation organizations and the general public. Education is of the utmost importance concerning the well being of a parrot and its ability to successfully live with its human companions.

Target demographics: Companion Parrots through sanctuary, rescue, and educational outreach

Geographic areas served: Naples, FL

Community Stories

132 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at the Bird Gardens for over two years. The place is kept clean and beautiful. The birds that are in cages have them cleaned out EVERY DAY. The birds all have filtered water and pellets for food. They are also given fruits and veggies. There are daily tours of the grounds where the guests are educated about the birds. This is the source of their donations but the owners have always supplemented with their personal funds when necessary. I have not ever met more dedicated people than, not only the owners, but the group of volunteers working here.

2 BirdLoverTina

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I decided to visit and do the tour. What an amazing experience we had. Our tour guide was Paul and he was just so sweet, kind and extremely knowledgeable. Weeks later we decided to go back and adopt 2 Sun Conures. These birds have been nothing but a blessing to us! We highly recommend all interested in adapting or fostering to take the tour first. You just learn so much! Thank you all at Bird Gardens of Naples for a wonderful experience and for the lovely addition to our family!!!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at and used the services of The Bird Gardens of Naples. They provide an excellent home for parrots and occasionally have parrots that need to be in a home as a companion parrot. The owners are extremely qualified to run the sanctuary and are very caring about these beautiful birds. I learned so much while volunteering.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

3 Jim F.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kerri and her team are amazing! We were able to adopt our feathery friend Kiwi from them. They made the whole experience seamless. They truly love all the animals they care for.

2 Robb S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was amazed at the number and variety of parrots at the Bird Gardens of Naples. Everyone that's involved with this organization deserves a huge pat on the back for the work they do. Thank you for giving these beautiful creatures the love they deserve.

2 katf

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great place to visit. Love to see the parrots in such a natural setting. Tour guide is very good at explaining the different parrots and their wants and needs. If you are ever in Naples be sure and take one of the tours at Bird gardens. It’s a treat for the whole family and I can’t wait to go back

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visit Bird Gardens of Naples whenever I go to Florida. I take the tour they provide and am intrigued by the knowledge of the tour leader. Going in the aviaries and feeding or handling the parrots is a pretty awesome experience. Can’t wait to visit again

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1 Jennifer166

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bird Gardens of Naples is FANTASTIC. Keri and her volunteers have made Bird Gardens an oasis for parrots who have found themselves in need of a place to call home. They are well fed, vetted, have plenty of toys, beautiful flights, ... It is a wonderful place to visit for both fun and education. Thanks for all you do!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Legitimate parrot rescues/sanctuaries are few and far between, but fortunately this is one! There isn't anyone that Keri at Bird Gardens of Naples wouldn't help in any given situation. Time after time, I have seen her step in and take care of the birds and their people in any way, shape, or form necessary. This sanctuary is solely funded by Keri's hard work and dedication and she spends countless hours working as a waitress to provide for all the birds under her care. Bird Gardens of Naples is well on their way to making a huge impact on the lives of both parrots and parrot people, but needs the support to continue on their mission. If you find yourself in the Naples area, be sure to look them up and pay them a visit. You will be glad you did!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Was there in 2017 love the place the owner Kerri is great the birds are awesome very tranquil

2 Tracy110

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the best parrot rescues in the United States. Every bird is loved and handled. The director knows each bird and they all respond to her. When you take a tour of the sanctuary it is so much more than you expect, you get educated on each species and treated to hands on with certain birds. The property is such a treat as well❣

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful place to bring the family. The parrots habitats are all spacious and clean , the grounds are enchanting.

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2 Shirley R.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Loved your place had a lot of fun and was amazing to see all the birds and be in cage with some of the birds (that was really fun) would love to come back again

2 Melanie A.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bird Gardens of Naples is one of the best parrot adoption & sanctuary facility in the U.S.! This facility has the experience and knowledge to serve the individual bird based on the bird's needs! 5 star all the way!

2 Chelsea D.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My best friend found the bird gardens online and we decided to go check it out. I have never been to a place that makes me feel so peaceful and at home than they do at the Bird Gardens. The entire team is amazing and you can see the love and passion that they dedicate to these beautiful birds every day. I visit the gardens every chance I get and every time is more enlightening and amazing. I love Bird Gardens Of Naples !!!!

2 Cheryl M.7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place is an amazing sanctuary for the birds and a few others.
Kerry is a great caretaker and is full of Love and Enthusiasm.
She is brilliant with everything bird related.
What a wonderful home for these beautiful creatures!
She also assists with adoption for birds needing re-homing.
Injured and sick birds get quality and loving care.
The Volunteers are also truly amazing.
I wish I had time to volunteer, one day maybe.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fantastic Operation! Keri really cares about her birds and was fantastic in helping us board our 3 macaws for almost 7 months while we were waiting on export permits to move them with us to a small island in the Caribbean.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Best parrot rescue in the country in my opinion, Keri love the parrots so much.... They have beautiful large flights and are very well taken care of

2 Ky G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fantastic place to see. Many beautiful birds with many interesting back stories! It's awesome to see the education Keri is bringing to South Florida about parrots.

1 Kim L.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the only rescue/sanctuary I trust. The director/founder is an extremely knowledgeable person with a great deal of compassion and integrity. The birds are cared for in the best, most professional manner possible, all are loved and given the best possible outcome based on what they need. I cannot recommend this organization highly enough.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such an amazing place. I’ve never met such loving and caring people.

Ruby Margaret I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Bird Gardens of Naples is a fun and educational non-profit sanctuary for parrots who are abandoned, abused or otherwise surrendered and in need of new home/s. I highly recommend a visit, I promise you won't be disappointed!!

1 Cher W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you love birds and nature this is the place for you to come see.
We have regular tours and volunteer opportunities :)

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Bird Gardens of Naples is a hidden gem tucked away off of Immokolee rd. 20 minutes east of Interstate 75. Nestled between Oaks Farm and Union Farm there are approximately 200 exotic parrots that reside on a rustic 5 acre parcel of land. Keri; the head caregiver and tour guide, will walk groups up to 20 people along a natural path pointing out native wildlife and the array of exotics that reside there. Every bird has a name and a story so if you want to book a tour on the website you and your guests can learn all about them. Tours are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. The native flora is almost as beautiful as the colorful parrots and Rocks the dog will probably join your tour. Give yourself around 2 hours for the entire adventure and be sure to bring unsalted almonds (the birds favorite snack) and bug spray. This is truly an amazing place. There is even a small picnic area with restrooms.

1 Chris152

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started as just visiting Bird Gardens of Naples 5 years ago. I was so impressed I wanted to volunteer which I try to do for one weekend a month. Keri Lohrman, the CEO, is very knowledgeable, knows all the birds names and gives educational/conservation tours of the Gardens 4 days a week for those whom want to attend.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

Exciting and Educational! It was so much fun to be able to hold Murphy and Romeo! So beautiful and gentle! We recommend coming and experiencing the beauty, dedication and love these beautiful birds are given. The devotion the owner and volunteers give to these parrots is humbling.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

A great non-profit, I think not. I personally saw the owner/director take a short 2x4 and brutally kill a trapped squirrel for no reason, except she doesn't like squirrels. And she let over 100 baby chickens, ducklings, and peacocks be eaten by predictors, because she claims "its nature's way". IMO, for her to obtain donations claiming to be an animal lover is gross misrepresentation at best. IMO, she is not fit to own an animal, let alone run an animal sanctuary. She told me many times, the reason she is involved with rescuing birds, is that it much more profitable than breeding them. It's said you never know someone until you live with them. If the truth ever comes out, the public would be shocked.

4 Denise J.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about what a fantastic place Bird Gardens of Naples is. It is a gorgeous exotic place. Aviaries are maintained and clean. Keri puts her heart and soul into loving and caring for these beautiful creatures. I love to roll my car windows down as soon as I enter the property just so I can hear all the tropical sounds. It is one of my favorite places in Naples.

2 Michael E.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had to give up my blue and gold macaw do to personal heath issues. Bird Gardens of Naples found him a new home. 2 years later I went to go visit him and I got to see how happy and well taken care of he is. It eases the mind to know he’s in good hands

3 Lorelei H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Bird Gardens of Naples does a wonderful job educating the public about the pet bird industry. I was also really impressed by the love, care and protection that they provide all the birds there.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was extremely impressed by their knowledge and devotion for all the birds.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We had an amazing time at the Bird Gardens! The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and knew every bird by name, and there were over 150 that we saw. The trail was a little bumpy, but no one had any issues navigating that path. We will be telling our friends about this hidden gem, and will be back ourselves!

2 David S.10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Handsome, caring couple running the place, peacocks and ducklings running around the property with you. Great family dogs too!

2 Kamini S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very informative and fun. Educational not just on the birds but the plants and animals in the environment. Like that you can go in a flight and interact with some of the birds.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bird Gardens of Naples and Kerrie Ellen are well worth visiting and supporting!! I found it very educational. The outside aviaries are designed to meet her feathered flock. If you have questions or concerns, Kerrie Ellen is always accessable to answer and advise you.

2 Sandy59

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Over the years that I've visited Bird Gardens of Naples, I've watched this amazing place blossom. It's obvious that the members of the board and especially the proprietor who lives there and keeps the place running day-in and day-out loves the endless job of caring for the precious birds who go there for life-long care. I'm impressed time and again with how much energy, time, experience, knowledge, love, compassion, work, tenderness, more work, more energy, goes into this endeavor...and the birds benefit from it all! Anyone looking for an inspiring afternoon in Southwest Florida should take a tour of Bird Gardens of Naples; you'll come away with a newfound love and understanding of parrots, that's for sure. Beautiful place. Beautiful people. Beautiful birds.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Bird Gardens of Naples a few times with feeding birds and cage-cleaning for the special-needs birds. When the proprietor had been in a car accident and had some mobility challenges, the daily chores took more time for the limited staff. It was a joy to be there among the birds and get to know which ones prefer interaction and which ones prefer to wait until you leave their flight to come forward to inspect what you've left for them. Every plant on the grounds is "parrot-safe" and grown with no pesticides or fertilizers so a volunteer can pick a guava or starfruit and hand it to an excited parrot...until the finicky eaters get tired of the easy offerings and wait for the food from the wheel barrow that gets pushed from flight to flight. It's a beautiful, back-to-nature, scenic home for more than 200 birds who have come to a point in their lives where it's time to sit back and let life be calm. The Bird Gardens of Naples is providing something enriching and lovely after years of uncertainty for some of them; after years of truly loving homes for others.

2 ozkandogan

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

best place for the bird lovers in SW Florida. Dont miss an opportunity to schedule a visit to Naples Bird Garden. Keri will assist and organize a tour and you will meet many many parrots. Have fun !

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Life changing experience !!! I am so glad that I discovered this place in Naples. Sincey my childhood I loved and cared for all animals but birds are always my passion. Keriellen, who give my family a tour on my first visit was amazing. I was very impressed by her knowledge, memory and her dedication. If you own one or two birds, you probably know how much mess they can make or how loud they can be. Right? Here in Naples Bird Gardens Keri have over 300+ birds and every cage or flight looks just great and amazing. You can tell easly that each bird receive an attention and they look so
Happy. In addition to this is that Keri knows every bird by their name along with their history. What a memory!!!. And here is the best part.... About 7 months ago during one of my another visit, I fall in love with blue fronted amazon and ask her if I can hold her. Birds was named Dixi. That magic moment we felt in love eachother. When i hear her story i have heartbroken and applied to adopt her. She was very old and feather on the head and some on chest are plukked. Now Dixi is my best buddy at home. All feathers come back beautifly and she talks about 40 words. We share apples, pears, pasta and many other nice food and having fun together everyday. She hates thunders. If there is a thunder outside she sleep next to my bed on a bench that I built for her. I am so blessed have a bird like Dixi. I wish all abondoned birds can find a forever home before it is too late.
Please do not buy a bird. Think adoption first and think twice. Because this is a lifetime commitment. And one more... PLEASE come and visit Naples BIRD GARDENS. I promise. Ypu and your family will have plenty fun time and learn a lot.
I promise! You will NOT be disappointed.

Regards
Ozkan Dogan

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This charity is a one woman show : with lots of help from those around her. She is an amazing person who is always willing to help wild foul, parrots and birds of all kinds. Her knowledge is extensive and her understanding is profound.

2 Bodil M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great nonprofit well worth a visit -The Birdgardens of Naples is ran by a very knowledgeable woman who care about her charges and know the story of every parrot in her care. The birds here have room to fly and access to natural rain and sun, they are provided species-specific nutrition and get to enjoy the company of their own species - evidence of the very high level of knowledge and the expertise on all things avian at The Birdgardens of Naples. This is a great place and nonprofit and every single dime donated go directly to care for and to ensure the welfare of the birds.
Please check out the website and stop by for a visit if or when in the area - I’ve never seen another place like this where you get this up close to so many different parrot species and it’s a lot of fun to hear all the different little voices (and some not so little..) talk, whistle, sing and make the oddest noises as you walk through the grounds.
This is a nonprofit I am happy and proud to support and I highly recommend you check it out for yourself - spend a couple of hours and you may learn a thing or two in the process. (And if you’re very careful and watch your surroundings closely as you drive to and from the Birdgardens you may even get a glimpse of the highly endangered Florida Panther..)

2 Marguerite B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering at The Bird Gardens of Naples. I’ve learned more than I ever knew there was to know about parrots including what rescue and sanctuary mean to these beautiful creatures, proper diet, rehabilitation and about how people all over the world are working on repopulating these beauties into the wild where they belong. I’ve hosted a few tours and the visitors are so much fun! It’s been an amazing experience to learn from Keriellen and humbling to see the time and effort she puts into each parrot that comes through the gates. The Bird Gardens of Naples does rescue the right way...110%.

1 Jennifer B.8

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Love the educational tour and the care given to the flock. Keri is very knowledgeable regarding bird care and works very hard to give these birds great quality of life.

1 Diane M.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One of the best Parrot places to visit!! Great education tours for the kids too!

1 Kimberly Sue K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What can I say about Keri at The Bird Garden of Naples? She is an angel! I have never seen a woman so passionate and dedicated as Keri. I love going to the Gardens to visit her and her birds. She is beyond amazing. I highly recommend the Bird Gardens to everyone. You can even bring non salted almonds to feed all the birds and Keri allows you to go into the parrot enclosure where you are surrounded by parrots. I love it there!

1 Bill S.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A loving home with the best care is the only way to describe the bird garden of Naples....

1 Chanel M.

Donor

Rating: 5

This parrot sanctuary is expertly run by Keriellen. I run a parrot club and refer many people looking to rehome their bird or adopt a bird here. She takes in all parrots and adopts out every one if possible. If not, they live the rest of their days protected, fed, and in a beautiful, natural environment. I truly respect Keriellen and all she does for the parrot community.

1 Kaleena L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The birds are great and Keri does an awesome job taking care of and nurturing the birds back to health.

2 AnnaWallenSloan

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Absolutely one of the best sanctuaries in the United States that is opperated by a person with a beautifully compassionate heart, the drive to overcome and press forward with confidence, and a brilliant mind that has the ingenuity to effectively problem solve the crisis of what can be done to help too many captives bred or wild caught parrots without a home. I have been to this sanctuary, and they have lovingly taken in more than 30 unadoptable parrots that we had taken into our rescue. I have nothing but upmost respect for all the wonderful work they do and the immaculate care of their birds.

1 Barbara H R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kerriellen Lohrman's Bird Garden does a wonderful job of bird rescue, with active programs for bird "foster care" and rehoming, as well as a great environment for birds that cannot be placed. Her tours are educational for young and old. We recommend this place for bird lovers of all ages!

3 Kaytrina96

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love this place! 3rd time i have visited in the last 5 yr ,What a long way they have come . Very educational and a all around great time . Always the highlight of my vacation. I am hoping to adopt one day !

4 Sharla G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at the Bird Gardens for 2 years. I have learned so much by volunteering about birds. It is a wonderful place and the birds are so well cared for and loved. I look forward each week to go out and spend time with them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Bird Gardens of Naples Is so much more than birds. I took 1 tour and learned so much that I became a volunteer. Now, being a volunteer behind the scenes , I firsthand witness the special bond Keri has with these birds. They are very well cared for and truly loved❤️ I am so happy I found this special place.

5 Anlyros

Client Served

Rating: 5

Because of the wonderful people who run this sanctuary, my parrots are with me today!
Two years ago, I was diagnosed with lung cancer. Taking care of me and our little flock was overwhelming for my husband. Friends from my local bird club stepped in and introduced us to Keri who offered to shelter my amazons while I went through treatment.
I am SO thankful to Keri and Griff, who is now fighting his own cancer battle while still attempting to help others!
Please take the tour when you visit Naples, FL and donate to this worthy establishment.
Without them, my beloved birds who have been part of my family for decades would have been given up.
Photos from a grateful Charlee & Rockee below :)

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I love the birds..I've been involved with breeding birds for almost 20 years now. I lived and worked at the Bird Garden of Naples for the last 3 years or so. While the conditions at the Bird Gardens of Naples, look good the the average person, they is much that goes unseen or is hidden from public view. If the public would know what goes on there, I doubt if they would support the owner as they do. The place is infested with rats, and many, many birds have been killed and eaten by rats. A problem that could be solved, but hasn't been. I would estimate while I was there, over a hundred birds have been lost to rats. .The flights and cages are built in a low area; durning the rainy season, which is half the year, the mosquitos are attacking the birds in their cages and flights. The birds are trapped in their cages with hundreds of mosquits attacking them... yet no one seems concerned, out of sight, out of mind. Of course the management stays indoors, ...If you don't think mosquitos are a problem, I suggest you spend the night in in a cage in the everglades / swamp. Up until recently, the birds were forced to drink sulfur water....it took 5 years to solve that problem.... try drinking untrested sulfur water for 5 years, see how you like it.

To me, the most upsetting thing and the root of many of the problems there, is the owners uncaring mindset when it comes to killing small animals. I personally watched her bludgeon a squirrel to death with a 2x4 for no reason except she does not like squirrels. The owner knowingly lets the hawks swoop down and kill baby chicks, peacocks and ducklings... at least 150 that I know of....I wanted to protect them from the preditors, but the owner objected. It's nature's way according to her. However it is very irresponsible and cruel way to raise poultary. In effect all she is doing is feeding the hawks, which is illegal. In my openion she should be arrested for animal cruilty. The owner's mantra is if a person can not take care of their animals they should not have them. I agree, problem is she can't take care of the animals she has, so she should get rid of her's and stop being such a hypocrite. Many of the problems at the Bird Gardens of Naples, can be solve, but it take someone who cares about all animals, not just parrots. In my openion she should be arrested for animal cruilty, and replaced by someone who is not a Narcissistic Sociopath. I am trying to kept this review short. This is just the tip of the iceberg. To fully expose all that is taking place at the Bird Gardens of Naples would require many pages. If you do take a tour, you may want to ask the owner what she is going to do with the two freezers full of dead birds she has...

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birdgardensofnaples 11/11/2017

For those reading, we have addressed these false accusations across multiple review sites. When we reply, Ken updates his review to change his story, which we have screenshots and proof of. We are unable to update our responses on these sites, so please keep that in mind while reading the following. I will be copying a pasting what we have previously written along with more information to address new accusations. Due to a character limit on replies, you can view our official response to Ken Schneider's allegations directly on our website. https://birdgardensofnaples.org/ken-schneider/

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this place im a care giver I happened to,take my one client here he still talks about how he loves this place and when will we go again . The tour was awesome got to hold few of parrots which was really cool and you get to feed them to if you bring parrot food peanuts that are recommended by owners . There are so many exotic and very beautiful nice birds first time I visited and we both fell in love with the birds this is by far best non profit that is free and all they ask are for donations to help for the love of the birds
Thank you so much for this wonderful place we hope to come back soon

5 Tricia31

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am very familiar with the parrot rescues in central and southwest Florida. Kerriellen is one of only two that I know of who is honest, above board and transparent with her operation. She is also only one of two that I will be trusting with my own birds.

6 Chico L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Keriellen, volunteers, and family works hard to provide for all of the BUDs...

I go there every year.

I love to feed Caitec BUD cookies to everyone...

6 Suzette H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is such great work being done at the Bird Gardens! It's wonderful to have been able to volunteer here and see first-hand the natural environment and care given to the beautiful Birds that have come to know this place as their home! Anyone would enjoy a visit to the sanctuary, gain knowledge about parrots, and even enjoy giving the birds some nuts and treats

7 Bonnie110

Client Served

Rating: 5

I learned about Bird Gardens of Naples about 2 years ago. Since then I have fostered, adopted and boarded birds with this amazing place. I do not know how Keri does what she does but she is amazing!! I always try to schedule my visits during her tours because I LOVE seeing all the birds. Seriously she has over 300, maybe even closer to 400 of birds at her sanctuary. I can never get enough of seeing so many different species and the wide array of colors and sounds! Each time i'm there I learn something new and it keeps bringing me back for more. She helps spread the awareness that bird ownership is not as easy as people think it is. You cannot "own" a bird. Seriously they are in charge...ALL the time... As a result many birds end up abandoned or neglected and eventually/hopefully in the hands of someone that can love them as much as Keri. Some of the birds are injured or no longer trust people and she provides them a safe place. Some come in that have outlived their owners and just need a new family to love them. Her belief and goal is that no bird that's adoptable stay in sanctuary. They need to be loved and to love in return. Those birds she finds adoptable homes for. Some of the iffy birds like my buddy "Jack-o" (African Grey bird with an attitude) can be tried in a home as a foster in hopes that they will trust or "choose" a person. Jack came to Keri with a broken wing and an infection. She got him vet care and did weeks or shots and medicines and boy he no longer seemed to like or trust anybody! We agreed to try him out as a foster (even AFTER he bit me,) We were what Keri refers to as a "foster fail." We ended up loving him enough that we adopted him permanently into our family. After that I was hooked. I still visit and honestly have adopted 2 more birds from the sanctuary. It is a place to not be missed! The birds and almost as amazing as the owner! Please check it out and explore this AMAZING place!

10 Bob_114

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you love birds this is a must see. Incredibly informative. My experience there was unforgettable and will return.

9 Tracey32

Client Served

Rating: 5

Keri and her crew are tirelessly amazing. When our lives changed, Keri took in our 3 macaws for several months until we could get settled enabling us to be able to keep our beautiful babies.

Take time and walk through any of the aviaries with Keri and you will see how much all of the birds adore her, this comes from time and mutual respect.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Keriellen is amazing. She and her team give the very best care and atmosphere for birds that have no where to go. They have fresh air fresh food and activities to keep them engaged in life. She cleans all those cages herself and makes so they all aree feed loved and happy. If you havent been to her sanctuary you need to go and bring your kids its a very special place.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for Keri Lohrman of the Bird Garden of Naples. The Bird Garden of Naples is a nonprofit organization. Keri is very down-to-earth, sincere and caring person. She has such a pleasant personality that it's a joy to work for her. The birds are all kept clean, happy and healthy. She has 300 of the most beautiful and exotic parrots in avaiaries throughout her property. She does educational tours on the weekends. She also shows her ambassador birds for parties and events throughout Naples and can be booked through her website at www.birdgardensofnaples.org or through the Bird Gardens facebook at facebook.birdgardens.org. Caring for 300 birds, she could always use more volunteers and donations.
- Carol King

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are volunteers and have adopted birds from the Bird Garden of Naples. While volunteering we found the birds well cared for by caring people. Some rescues were thought by others to be beyond help but with love and attention they were rehabilitated. The Bird Garden of Naples gets five stars in our opinion.
-Carol and Peter King

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great place with knowledgeable people, whose experience they willingly share, It is a favorite spot and a place I try to get to every few months. Kudos Kerri and team!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bird of Naples!
Does an amazing service for the sounding communities. Helping take care of your (any) type of parrots. Caring for them and if adoption is for the bird, finding great homes for them.
As nonprofit organization they are very excited to receive any donation to help.
I received my bird from Keriellen, who runs the rescue center, and she and her group of volunteers are a great organization for birds and people of the community.
Even going to the extent to take care of my bird when I was in great need for it.
So open your hearts and pockets for this awesome group!
Dolores Cook -Estero, Florida

8 Kelly227

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If you are looking for a place to learn everything you can about exotic birds, this is the place. Keri is one of the most informative people I have ever met when it comes to parrots and their habits. She cares very much for the welfare of these birds. They take a lot of work, but she never complains about the cost or the time it takes to feed over the hundreds that live on the property. She only boasts about them!!! I absolutely recommend you take a trip to Naples and visit the sanctuary where all of these wonderful creatures live and prosper.

8

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a wildlife educator in northern NY I contacted the Bird Gardens of Naples to inquire about a tour of their facility and the possibility of networking with the organization. I was absolutely taken in awe at the amazing care, knowledge, and work this organization does. This organization doesn't just house hundreds of birds; it houses love, compassion, knowledge, passion, and dedication. I was amazed at the cleanliness and beauty of the facility - it was like walking through the jungle and seeing a new species of bird around every corner. While visiting we also decided to adopt 2 birds that needed a home and we couldn't be more happy to have done so. I wish for more people to find it in their hearts to give to this organization!

9 Aimee21

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Bird Gardens of Naples is a magical place! I have been here multiple times and I wish I could live here. The tour is very informative and it's like stepping out of city life and into the rainforest. The birds are very well cared for and very Interactive. Kerri is very knowledgeable about parrots and other critters and is a very welcoming hostess, as she lives at the gardens. Her relationship with their birds there is so encompassing and I often wonder how she remembers all of their names.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If you come to florida bird gardens of naples is a must see place. Absolutely beautiful. If you love parrots of all species this is a must visit place. Ms Keri has to be the most knowledgeable person I have ever met on many many levels when it comes to parrots. I highly recommend bird Gardens of Naples to everyone. I have been there many times and can't wait to go back every time. I give bird gardens of naples 100 stars

8

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I 've been to this Sanctuary 2x. I was so intrigued at the organization of the cages, and how well adjusted the birds seem. My friend adopted a GW Macaw and things are going great. I recommend everyone visit, donate and support this sanctuary.