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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services

Mission: Our mission is to take in unwanted pet birds, provide them with veterinary care, and keep them as long as necessary to find them forever homes. We never turn away a bird with medical issues, and we accept wild birds like pigeons that are not taken in by any other facility in our area. In addition, we deploy to help the animal victims of disasters like the Joplin tornado, hoarding situations, and birds that have escaped and are flying loose.

Results: In March 2012 we opened our new Rescue Room thanks to a grant from Pepsi and the donations of hundreds of our supporters. This is the only faciltiy in the Kansas City area devoted to housing rescued birds while they await adoption. Our intake doubled, and in 2013 we helped 312 birds, up from an average of 150 per year in previous years.

Target demographics: unwanted or abandoned pet birds

Direct beneficiaries per year: 312 pet birds

Geographic areas served: the Missouri and Kansas area

Programs: any necessary medical and surgical care, rescue of escaped birds, and adoption services for birds that are ready for new homes.

Community Stories

242 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Unfortunately so far I haven’t met Dr. Burge yet as I live in Australia. But I have found out about her incredible work and effort to save neglected and mistreated birds of all kinds on Facebook. I have a few birds of my own and it always makes me sad to see what cases Dr. Burge has to deal with, but with rescuing and rehabilitating those birds she gives them a second chance to live a happy and healthy life.
Dr. Burge puts her whole life into the rescue of those mistreated and often misunderstood little creatures and I really admire her for this.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was fortunate to be able to adopt one of their last Sun Conure babies almost 16 years ago, and never thought twice about bringing her to Dr Burge for checkups and health concerns. The staff is both extremely professional and compassionate. I never had any doubt my little Sun was comfy and happy while there. Sadly, she passed away this year due to an unexpected, yet unpreventable accident. But Dr Burge did everything in her power to help her and make her comfortable at the end, which means so much to me. It is because of Dr Burge that my life was opened to the wonderful experience of parrot companionship, and I will have no hesitation to bring my next feathered friend to her too.

1 Jamie Mantle C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a sweet cockatiel for 20 years and was a patient of Dr. Burgess for most of her life. At the end of it, I took Pearl to Dr. Burge when she first became ill. Dr. Burge correctly diagnosed her ailment and warned us that the end was close. A couple of weeks later on our way back to the clinic, Pearl passed away. Dr. Burge and her staff confirmed Pearl was really gone. They could not have been more caring and supportive. They really care about all birds and their rescue does amazing work. I loved going into the rescue room and seeing all the beautiful birds they had rescued and were caring for. We need this facility in the KC area and are incredibly lucky to have it here.

Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my parrotlet from them 3 years ago. They are one of the only places around the area that specializes in birds and Dr. Burge has rescued soo many of them. I don't know where some of these birds would have ended up if she wouldn't have opened the rescue. I wish I had the space/time to adopt another, but until then I periodically donate to this recue because they are doing great things. They care equally about all birds, from big macaws to tiny little budgies. Pictured below is Morgan, the little parrotlet I adopted from them. Even though to some she might just be a "little bird", Burge made sure she was going to the perfect home before they let me take her and she was very well taken care of by them! I love her and I'm so happy I adopted from them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a bird from them recently. Walking in you immediately can tell they care so much for all the birds. Everyone seems to be so passionate and caring towards them and they do everything to make sure the birds go to a loving home. On top of that, they rescue birds in need all of the time, no matter the circumstances. There are not many animal shelters that know how to care so well for birds specifically, so without Burge, many of these birds would have nowhere to go.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge is the heart and soul of this gold star rescue. She has reached out and helped birds all over the world and inspired many other avian veterinary practitioners, including myself! I'm am constantly in awe of the dedication she has for all birds, and without her and her fortitude and persistence, passion and continued enthusiasm for helping others so many would be in dire straits. I am very thankful for her work, time and knowledge.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my sweet 24 year old African Grey from Burge Birds. I also use them as my Avain Vet for all my birds. They are so knowledgeable and helpful anytime I need anything. So happy to have them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Anyone who gives of themself to help any animal, is a blessing.

I do rescue and rehabilitation of birds. I have over 30 years experience in the care, treatment and housing of birds. It is not easy, nor is it cheap. You must be fully committed to their care 24/7.

Aside from providing food & water, you must also provide toys and mental/social stimulation.
They require bathing, nail trims, beak trims, help with pin feathers and vet care.
When you aren't doing any of that, you must clean their cage(s) and you are gonna get dirty doing so.
Birds poop....a lot. And they poop everywhere.

They can be extremely loud and at times destructive. They are also prone to mood swings, often unexpected mood swings. One minute you're petting the bird and the next you're crying in pain and trying to stop the blood from your bite wound.

For a very long time I have followed Burge Bird Rescue. The photos shared by them on social media,show a wide variety of very well cared for and loved birds.

Anyone who gets into.the field of rescuing birds and stays with it as long as Burge Bird Rescue has, deserves our utmost respect and more importantly.....our support.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Burge Bird Rescue is devoted to parrots . . . and ok, maybe ducks or wild birds when the need arises. Julie's veterinary practice is also dedicated to parrot care. When parrots are brought in sick or injured and the owner can't or won't pay for care, Julie takes the bird and nurses it back to health. Many of the rescued parrots can't be released and Julie won't give a parrot for adoption if she isn't certain the bird will be well cared for. Julie also spends a lot of time educating the pubic about how to care for wild life. The parrot world needs at least a dozen more Julie Burges.

J Diane P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

First they do so much for so many people and their birds. Second, they helped me save a chicken. Not just an average chicken mind you, my PET!!!

Sarah B.28

Client Served

Rating: 5

We took our conure here when she was attacked by our dogs. Dr. Burge was a great help, she got us in quickly that day so our bird could get checked out and given medicine to help her heal. We really appreciated her help and we’re especially greatful for them squeezing us into their busy schedule. Along with their help the staff is very professional and you can tell they adore the animals they care for!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge has always been so amazing with my birds! You can tell she is truly passionate and cares for all of the birds she encounters! I love to watch her work with my babies, she is the only vet that I feel comfortable taking them to see and recommend her to all the people I know that have birds in our area.

Donor

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge and the rescue do amazing work in the over looked field of bird rescue, which does not get the funding that regular small animal rescue does. There are relatively few resources for birds and Burge Bird Rescue is extremely professional, dedicated, and highly, highly needed.

Peggy L K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our cake Tyson and our quaker parrot Beaker I have been cared for by doctor Burge and her staff for many years they have cared for our birds as if they were their own we are so grateful to have such a wonderful avian veterinarian in our area!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Burge bird service is a wonderful bird rescue and dr Julie Burge is so great with our feathered friends we have adopted a wonderfully smart little Birdy from her a while back she made the adoption process so comfortable for all of us including the bird we now have two different little parrots who go to her every time for a beak wing and nail trim it is a great thing to have such an amazing bird veterinarian in our area she has helped us when our little ones got sick been there when we received our youngest parrot making sure all the babies are healthy and happy!! Thank you Dr. Burge

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Wendy last year my conure rose fell off the top of her cage and broke her pelvic. She was able to get me asap they where able to put her back together. Very nice rounded people.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’ve not got a bird from Burge Bird Rescue, but I can tell you that it doesn’t matter what kind of bird needs help, Burge Bird Rescue will do whatever they can to help. The number of times they have gone out to ponds, lakes, etc., to rescue ducks that people got as gifts for their children, who then decided they didn’t want them anymore, so they dumped them. The hoarding of birds left when a person died or moved, they were there to rescue them. They are always willing to help, no matter how far the drive is, if only there were more rescues like this one, especially for birds. I’ve been taking my birds to the vet service for over 24 years & I don’t trust anyone else. If they can take care of my birds for all those years, you know what they can do for birds needing rescued.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is my bird Junior, who is alive today due to Dr. Julie Burge. Several years ago Junior's beak developed a nasty infection. I took him to several doctors in the area who had never seen anything like it before and so they were incapable of treating him. The problem only got worse. Fortunately, I found Dr. Burge and she prescribed a series of treatments that cleared up the infection that was destroying his beak. Today Junior lives, quite happily I should add, with a split beak that must be trimmed every 6-8 weeks. And so he sees Dr. Burge every few months for a check up and trim. Needless to say, Junior has grown quite fond of her. He owes her his life. I think it's important to add that Dr. Burge deeply loves all of the animals in her care. It's evident in the way she cares for them. In my opinion she deserves every earthy reward for the amazing work she performs everyday of her life.

parakeetpaula

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted four parakeets from Burge Bird Rescue in 2013 and will return there in the future. Dr. Burge is straightforward about bird care and is clearly passionate about helping parrots. She and the staff were attentive, friendly, and kind. The facility was immaculate (cleaner and better organized than others I’ve seen, in fact). Dr. Burge is an avian vet *and* a parrot rescue coordinator, which makes for outstanding care of the birds at the facility. Very impressed with her dedication.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted four parakeets/budgies from Burge Bird Rescue on Nov. 18, 2013. The facility was very impressive: clean, organized, well-lit; knowledgeable staff; wonderful bird room housing a variety of species in appropriately sized cages. Dr. Burge explained each of the four parakeets' health profiles and answered my many questions. Very professional place while also manifesting kindness toward the birds and the human clients. I highly recommend this facility.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found Dr Julie, her practice and rescue through Facebook. I have cared for parakeets most of my life and could tell just by what I was reading how extraordinary Dr Julie was as an avian vet, and how well run and caring her rescue is. I adopted a budgie from her six years ago. He was 5 years old and a former breeder. He was the sweetest, healthiest little bird. He recently passed at age 10. He left a little girlfriend who was now on her own. When it was time to adopt a friend for her, Budge Bird Rescue was the first place I looked. I found two little parakeets I wanted to bring home. I was having a hard time being able to pick them up. I live near St Louis, which is the other side of the state. I am caretaker for my mother and had a hard time finding someone to stay with her ten or so hours while I went to get the birds. Then I would find someone, and something would happen. Like I fell and got a huge gash in my leg. Dr Julie was so kind and understanding to me during this time. I had already been trying for six weeks to come get them. I was sure what turned out to be the day after I gashed my leg was finally "the day". I basically freaked out and she was calm and very reassuring that we would get the birds to me somehow. She posted a plea on her personal page to see if someone could meet me halfway in Columbia, MO. I would be able to leave my mom for four hours with no problem. She quickly found someone, and a couple of weeks later I went on pick up my precious babies! I am do grateful to her for that, along with the patience and kindness she showed me during my first adoption. The little former breeder was having a hard time adjusting to life as a pet for a short while. I regularly donate to Dr. Burge when I am able. its amazing to me she is able to help everything with feathers in addition to being an extraordinary Dr. I've never seen someone with such dedication and passion for birds. Truly a worthy place to donate to!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge is phenomenal in her love and caring for all kind of birds. Whether it’s an Amazon parrot or a duckling, she administers the same high level of avian veterinary expertise. She’s also been an important presence as a rescuer. I highly recommend Burge Bird Rescue as a stellar nonprofit. I only wish we still lived close enough so she could take care of MY parrots!

Melinda S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Julie Burge that runs this rescue, took time away from her practice to go help birds that were displaced because of Hurricane Katrina. She is one amazing person. Runs a wonderful rescue.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first heard of Julie Burge when she took time out of business to help birds affected by Katrina. She went to help a lady take care of birds left behind. This lady does so many things to help others. Building a structure to house old breeders and birds no one wants is just amazing.

Lisa Goodwin B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Always stepping in to help when there is no one else. Very worthy non profit!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Julie Burge and the staff at Burge Bird Rescue work tirelessly to provide a voice for the birds, who are less represented as rescue animals than others. Julie provides a large amount of public education/outreach, veterinary student education, as well as around the clock medical care for these birds. She has braved horrific hoarding and neglect situations, hurricane and disaster response, as well as helping with family emergencies requiring immediate surrender and rehoming of a beloved family member. There is no limit to the passion and the heart at Burge Bird Rescue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr Burge is awesome very thankful for this nonproit

Linda Leseck E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful rescue, can’t say enough about Dr Burge

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge is a wonderful doctor and does so much for so many birds in need.this is a fantastic rescue

MeganSadieLover

Donor

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge is a true guardian angel to birds. She tirelessly cares for birds in need; much of the time at no cost. She advocates for these vulnerable creatures by providing real-life cases and proper care tips. Dr. Burge always goes above and beyond for all birds; regardless of size and/or complexity of the case. Dr. Burge truly makes a difference for all birds that she comes into contact with.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to Burge Bird Rescue and will continue to support them because of the tireless work that Dr. Burge does on behalf of birds. She goes out at all times of the day or night to provide rescue and emergency services for birds in need. She lovingly cares for them and restores them to physical and emotional health. She also supports birds through the provision of extensive education regarding birds and bird care to the public utilizing multiple forums and methods. I have rarely seen a rescuer that is as dedicated to animal rescue as Dr. Burge is.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My Name is Carla S. And I have taken my two big birds out to her location and. And they have been there foe for them and even when my big birds gave birth I have taken my baby birds to her I lived in independence mo and drove out to her place and still do..I have recommended her to other family and friends her services is outstanding...!!!

Tammy68

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr Julie’s love for birds is so remarkable. Her job is her life and her care and concern for our feathered friends is so great. Thank you Dr. Julie. Keep up the wonderful work you do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful place for any type of bird or fowl. Dr Julie and her staff give 100% of themselves to caring for sick or injured birds. The clinic is totally dedicated to caring for birds. They take in abandoned or mistreated birds and care for them without any compensation until they find an adequate home for them. They are the best.

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Lonsomedove1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Julie has been a caring vet. With her care my cockatiel lived 25 years! She treats my birds like she would her own. My conure is 29 years old. Certainly would recommend Julie Burge

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My love of animals and feathered friends is why I like this site.
Burge Bird Service deserves my vote!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I don't understand how D’Luxe Silhouettes is allowed to write a review of a business which they haven't used. If the owner is Christy Wilson, in my opinion, she is the one being childish.
People's pets are being saved by Dr Burge.
I've had to wait sometimes when even
someone's budgie is in an emergency situation. But I know the same would be done for my birds.
I take my budgies, amazon, & macaw to Burge Birds. It's a very affordable place.

D'Luxe S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Julie was a client at my business and because she read and signed off on the policies and then decided not to follow them she decided to write nasty reviews on all social media sites. I wldnt recommend this kind of person to care for my stuffed bird let alone my real one!!! What kind of business person belittles someone else because they don’t want to follow the rules!!! I pray that you change ur nasty childish ways!!!

Lynne Smith R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Burge Bird Service is dedicated to the health of birds whether customer birds or rescue birds. Julie Burge is a top professional in her field. I highly recommend her services!

Jennifer C.11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I stopped in while visiting a friend in Kansas. Dr. Burge runs a beautiful, clean facility with birds that are well cared for and loved ❤

Client Served

Rating: 5

Burge Bird Services & Burge Bird Rescue are both superior! My parrots have all received the best care & the budgies I've adopted from there have been healthy & lived long lives! I rate Julie Burge as the best, most caring Avian Vet I've ever had care for my parrots.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr Burge helped our Macaw when no other avian vet could. She and her clinical staff are top notch.

Donor

Rating: 5

A rescue that genuinely cares for the animals that they take in big or small. No one is a price tag, all the animals are beings worth every bit of care they need. This rescue has really restored my faith in humanity. Even a budgie will get surgery if it needs it no matter how costly.

Paula Manion E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr Burge is the most dedicated and hard working Avian Vet ever. Not to mention all the rescues she does, and housing countless birds preparing them for adoptions. I always recommend her.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Not only does Burge Bird Rescue work endlessly to rescue and improve the lives of birds in need, they incredibly work to improve a bird owner.

Have a question, you can call or go by and ask. I'll never forget asking Dr. Burge about the safety of giving my budgies parsley. Instantly she and her staff informed me, then provided information sheets for further education on proper, safe fresh foods.

When the winter storms came, causing power outages, Burge Bird Rescue sent out a quick email, instructing people of ways to keep their birds safe, warm and well in the storm. They also opened their Rescue to any bird living without power, as the rescue has generator back up power.

Burge Birb Rescue not only helps birds, but helps those of us who have birds to be better bird parents.

Lisa R.11

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Julie Burge she cares so much for all the birds in her care
She has a real gift

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Donor

Rating: 5

She takes in abandoned birds of all kinds, treats their illnesses and injuries and keeps them for the rest of their lives or until they can be adopted by some trustworthy person. She is also a bird vet of some high quality, I understand. I regularly donate to her bird rescue which I wouldn't do if I didn't think it an excellent and worthy organization. Anyone who says differently is not telling the truth.

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Donor

Rating: 5

A wonderful rescue where the main focus is the health & welfare of the birds.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Burge Bird Rescue is a fabulous rescue run on a shoe-string and the sheer determination, love, and grit of Dr. Julie. If she wasn't there doing the good work, so many helpless, needy birdies would be lost, destroyed or suffering alone. Keep up the good work Julie!

1 Amanda B.16

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful place with birds who are being rehabilitated. Dr Burge is definitely the authority on birds and knows how to help them heal and grow into unique little characters.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Burge Bird Rescue is run by dedicated Dr.Burge and her staff. The rescue is exceptionally clean and well managed to see to the welfare of the birds in their care. They rescue birds from hoarding situations, abandoned birds, and the lost ones. I highly recommend anyone looking to adopt a bird to check with this group first before buying from a pet store!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Burge Burd Rescue does tremendous work rescuing exotic and domestic birds, alike. They go out of their way to help those that others won't, even taking a little boat out to local lakes to rescue the "Easter" ducks set loose by misguided humans. Thank you, Dr. Julie Burge and Burge Burd Rescue!

1 Dani R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue is a great resource for lost & found birds. I haven't had a bird since I was in grade school. But when I wanted to help rescue an injured bird, Julie took the time to explain how to follow & capture the bird without creating further injury. She also asks those of us in rescue to tag her on lost birds & found birds -- which helps reunite the birds with their families. She also helps us when we find wild birds that may have been injured. Excellent resource for helping all things fowl.

1 Cat W.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Bird rescues are challenge in itself. The personnel has to be knowledgeable and dedicated to these creatures. Special food, care, housing, handling, and vets are a must for them to survive after neglect, cruelty, or accidents. Burge Bird Rescue shows the compassion and the knowledge toward these special souls. They get these birds to survive impossible injuries or sickness from either adulthood and/or as an infant. Infants need tube or syringe feeding which is a tasks only experts succeed. Burge knows how to handle and diagnosis diseases, illness, injuries in birds and it takes all involved all their experiences to succeed them into a healthy bird. My big bird below. This rescue keeps us informed of the do's and don'ts of the bird world also, which helps us with our birds.

Linda Parker A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge is a dedicated avian vet who gives her time and love for birds of all kinds, and is knowledgeable, and shares that spirit with all willingly.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My story begins with my first bird adoption. An African Grey named Dusti. I found Dusti at Burge Bird rescue and fell in love. She was the sweetest thing and loved everyone. How ever in a matter of months Dusti became very very ill. I had just had a baby and lived over an hour away from Dr Julie but I knew she needed to go back so that’s why we did.

Dr Julie was amazing through the whole process she wasn’t sure what was wrong but Dusti kept getting worse. Dr Julie ended up using her own birds to get enough blood for multiple transfusions. After all of her efforts Dusti ended up passing. I was heartbroken! The first bird I had adopted and after lots of dollars and time she was gone. These birds are supposed to live for years!

A few weeks later I received a phone call and the nurse told me that Dr Julie would like to see me she would like to give me one of her birds. She had seen my dedication and knew that the bird would have a wonderful home.

I graciously accepted the offer and so glad I did! Sammie has now been a member of our family for almost five years. A digital scrapbook of my girls growing up. The ups and downs good times and bad we have a vocal scrapbook of it all!

The kisses on their cheeks to the screaming in the middle of the night with burps and farts in between! I even hear first words that she had picked up! Sammie is member of our family in every sense of the word. She eats with us she is at every family activity and loves to dance!

We laugh..... she laughs..... and we laugh harder! I can’t thank Dr Juli enough for what she has done for our family. The best pet we could have ever asked for.

I highly recommend Burge Bird Rescue!

LA M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my sweet 3 yr old Congo African Grey from this amazing organization. They run a beautiful and clean facility, and take in unwanted or abused birds. Vet care is provided to those who need it. I have recommended their organization to all of my contacts in the bird community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Julie and her staff are phenomenal. We drive 45 minutes each way to take our birds to her. She is a complete expert and goes above and beyond every time. Their rescue is so important and saves so many lives. I have nothing but good things to say.

Cathy G.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand some of the rescue stories from the amazing people at Burge Rescue. They are always there with a helping hand if you need them. I would highly recommend them to anyone for all of your bird related needs.

Kathy B.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I read about how they save birds and thought how wonderful someone would spend their time to do this. Well I wanted an parrot and went there to see if they would had one that needed me as much as I would need them and guess what Max the red belly parrot needed me. It was a good feeling to know that someone cared enough to make sure these birds get a good home. Max and I are working on becoming best friends. One day he did something to his wing and it had dried blood on it , I call Burge Bird Rescue and they seen him right away . Best thing he didn't do much damage to his wing , it has healed . I can call them and ask questions and they well answer.

Sandie R B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have never been to the bird rescue, but I follow them on Facebook and since I rescue birds as well I am hoping that this great rescue will win the shelter challenge to help with their birds. These are amazing creatures with hearts and big personalities who only ask of us to love them. It is a privilege to be owned by a bird...smile...and even more so by a whole flock of them. I hope this shelter wins so they can continue to help birds . Sincerely, sandie and my flock of 17.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my bird from Burge rescue. She was a sweetheart and lived out her life with me after several placements. I love their rescue efforts to ensure that all birds, from individually owned parrots, to hoarder situations, to wildlife get a second or third chance to find the loving situation that will be their forever home. Being able to follow up with all Vet care right on site is a wonderful plus.

Dawn P.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a Patagonian Conure from Burge many years ago....very sweet bird. Dr. Julie had done EVERYTHING medically necessary for her....and cared for her SO WELL until a proper home (that's me) could be found. This Lady is a dynamo....pigeons, chickens, swans, macaws, finches...it doesn't matter to her WHAT type of bird it is Julie will do the absolute best by them!!! I LOVE Burge Bird Rescue....they could really use some donations to continue their awesome work!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Julie is a FANTASTIC vet. The work she does is beyond comparison. She treats every bird like it's her own. On top of that she rescues? Talk about Super woman!!! I will always suggest Dr. Julie for anyone looking for an avian vet or even a new bird to add to their life. Thank You Dr. Burge for all of the great work you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted eight wonderful birds from Burge. The compassion, integrity, and service we receive is truly outstanding. I am honored to know Dr. Julie and everyone at Burge.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted 3 of our babies from Burge Bird Rescue. Whether it is basic care like beaks and nails or more serious issues with their health, Dr Burge and her team offer the best care available! We always recommend them for any avian care needs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a Quaker Parrot named Junior. I have been taking him to Julie Burge for about two years. She is the only bird veterinarian in our region I know of that really knows about birds and understands them. She and her staff take in ill, injured and unwanted birds all the time. She nurse them back to health and strive to find loving homes for them. I can't recommend this place more highly.

Elyse Eshnaur N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr Burge and her crew took in a newly hatched baby duck with her yolk unabsorbed. Doc got her stabilized and did surgery and placed her on my farm. She’s a big girl now and is best friends with the orphaned gosling she was raised with. It was evident how much they loved her and had cared for her. She’s a wonderful addition to our farm!

1 CarlBud

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first met Dr Julie when my buddy of 40 years, Sambo a 65 year old Blue Front Amazon wasn’t feeling too chipper. Despite ailments which come with old age Dr Julie gave us three more great years together. Not only did she provide great care for Sambo, she did so at very reasonable rates, unlike other vets who were less qualified.
Dr Julie is an Avian Vet and her practice is Strictly For The Birds. Not only does she operate an Avian Vet Service but she runs a Rescue and Adoption Service which is second to none in this region of the country. Her commitment to the birds runs deep. Much of her income goes into the rescue and placement of birds into forever homes while she lives a somewhat frugal life style so she may care for and place needy birds into quality environments with caring people.
I began visiting the rescue room when taking Sambo for his treatments and this is when Baby Rio, a Pineapple Green Cheek Conure adopted me. He was Sambos buddy and is my little buddy and daily helper with birdie chores. He helps clean water bowls and feed his five brothers and sisters every morning before asking for his Swimming Pool on the days he wants to bathe.
I have been adopted by four other birds at Burge Bird Rescue. Lobo a Timneh African Grey, Josie a Blue Crown/ Mitred Conure, Bandit an Severe Macaw And Maya a Blue Front Amazon, all beautiful and healthy kids from Dr Julie’s care.
Burge Bird Rescue not only rescues and rehabs exotic birds but also injured pidgeons and doves, ducks and chicks after Easter, the occasional pheasant or swan and even roosters seized from illegal fighting operations. There are no birds she won’t help !
The efforts of Dr Julie and her Team at Burge Bird Rescue to provide reasonable prices, education, care along with their Love Of Birds have helped many owners and feathered babies live happy and healthy lives together.
Thank You Burge Bird Rescue For All You Do

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr Julie Burge and the Staff of Burge Bird Services are the most devoted and compassionate people I have every come in contact with. Their tireless efforts to provide exceptional care to our feathered family members while finding families for the feathered souls who have lost their families are second to none ! I have five little angels who passed through their rescue and into my life and they are my reason for living. I would have never been blessed with my feathered kids without Dr Julie, Nurse Julie and the Team of Burger Bird Services. Thank You !

1 Linda B.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been dealing with Julie Burge for several years now and she is fantastic. I have adopted birds, taken birds for treatment and her goal is always the health and safety of the birds. Her charges for adoptions and vet service is the bare minimum. I can't say enough about her experience and dedication.

1 Robyn E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge of Burge Bird Rescue is so knowledgeable and caring. The Rescue is always busy taking care of the many feathered flocks that arrive on a weekly basis. I have no doubt that they get the best care! Our birds agree!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge is fantastic with all types of birds! We were fortunate to have found her when we lived in Missouri to care for our Moluccan Cockatoo and cockatiel. We adopted another Moluccan from her and have a very happy flock! Burge Bird Rescue cares about each bird they rescue and helps you find the right match for you and your family.

1 Susan M.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Over the last twenty years I have owned several birds. Julie Burge loves each bird as if it is her own child! I cannot imagine going to any other than Burge Bird Services. My birds always get the best boarding for a reasonable cost. I highly recommend Burge Bird Rescue. Last year I found a summer tanager, a southwestern bird which migrated to the Kansas City area. The birdie had hit his head against a window paine and laid there almost comatose. I took him to Julie Burge late in the day. She sheltered him overnight at her veterinarian service. The next morning Julie called me and I tranported him to Lakeside Nature Center. They kept him another two days. I went back, picked the gorgeous summer tanager up and tranported him back to where I found him. He flew off in a flash. I hope to see summer tanagers at that same spot this year. JULIE AND I BOTH LOVE ALL BIRDS, caged and wild.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr Burge is an amazing person and avian veterinarian. She genuinely cares about animals and runs a full veterinarian office and bird rescue. She's the only person I trust my 4 Conures with.

2 Clarissa L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've both adopted through Burge Bird Rescue and used their veterinary care for my birds. Dr Burge has been wonderful every time we've seen her. I adopted my macaw Paco from this rescue and he has added so much joy to my life. I couldn't be more thankful that a rescue who takes in birds, all birds, exists and gives birds like my Paco a chance to find forever homes. I'll never take my feathered friends elsewhere.