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Bird Gardens of Naples Inc.

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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.

Community Stories

108 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

katf

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went to bird gardens last year and was in awe of the birds and the knowledge the owner had and the information she shared and the patience she had with everyone

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

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.

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..)

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%.

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.

Tracy110

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is by far the best avian sanctuary there is. The birds are very well cared for and happy. It is a great place to bring the family. Bring some nuts ( no peanuts) and make some new feathered friends

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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!

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!

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....

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.

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.