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Gilcrease Bird Sanctuary

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Services, Animals, Bird Sanctuaries, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: The purpose of Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary is to assist in the preservation, protection and the study of birds and small aniamls

Programs: Prevention of cruelty to animals and education center for conservation of wildlife

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 iamamandachristian

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary since 2010. My friend took me and I found my oasis in the desert. Having this special place in Vegas is so important to so many people, and animals.

Crystal Hutton S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been an active volunteer for nearly 13 years. My family loves visiting! So many amazing changes have taken place over the past few years..it just keeps getting better and better for the animals! Thank you for all that you do to help our feathered and furry friends♡

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been taking my kids here since first taking my oldest back in 2010. It is an amazing gem in Las Vegas with an admirable mission. All the animals are well taken care of and the caregivers are incredibly kind. Looking forward to many more years taking my kids to enjoy this place!

Mary G.11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that cares deeply about all of the animals. Truly a Las Vegas oasis that everyone should take the time to visit.

Kara C.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gilcrease is a very special place that most importantly is there to educate the general public. Each and every animal that has come through these doors has a story behind them and how they got there....educating our kids that we should only adopt and do thorough research before inviting any pet into our homes, especially parrots.

Katrina R.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I worked here for a year recently. I love Gilcrease. love the mission, love the volunteers, love the animals , love Bonnie the director that has made many improvements. i enjoyed seeing Storytime and Summer Camp develop and city kids learn in a comfortable hands-on farm/sanctuary environment.... all in the heart of Las Vegas!

Robin D.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I visited Gilcrease about 14 years ago when we first moved to Las Vegas, and we enjoyed the experience. I recently returned there with my daughter and my sister, and we were delighted to see all the wonderful improvements Bonnie, the director, has made. We love it there so much that we now volunteer whenever we get the opportunity. Gilcrease is a pretty, serene, happy place where the animals are loved and very well cared for. Bonnie's knowledge, particularly of birds, seems to know no bounds, and we are always learning something interesting from her. I highly recommend Gilcrease as a place to visit, particularly for a family with young children. There is lots to see and the caregivers are extremely friendly and welcoming. Gilcrease also offers a fun camp experience in the summer for elementary aged children and a monthly story time for the stroller set.

Briana D.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteered here several Years ago. Such an amazing place.

Vanessa C.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is the best!!! Love what they do!!

Michelle W.10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gilcrease is a wonderful place to take the family to visit and learn about animals. It's evident that staff and volunteers care deeply about the residents there. Highly recommended.

Skye M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fabulous place to meet animals & learn about their care. Volunteering is fun & educational, and the events are a blast! The staff work tirelessly & it shows!

Joan D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place is the best! Loves their animals so much!!

1 Lithicas

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I visited Gilcrease sanctuary shortly after we moved to Las Vegas, and have been volunteering there ever since. Bonnie, the current director, is striving mightily to give each and every one of the animals at the sanctuary the best possible care and environment!! They do a whole lot with very little, and also provide a wonderful family-friendly place to visit. Until such time as people stop thoughtlessly buying-and then abandoning-exotic animals, we will need places like Gilcrease where such animals get compassionate care for the rest of their lives.

Eclairyu

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering here, the staff are nice and it's always great to see the animals. Volunteering at the Sanctuary is a much more rewarding experience than I could have ever expected.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gilcrease Bird Sanctuary has wonderfully cared for beautiful animals!! The caretakers take pride in providing for the animal residents and go far and above general provisions. They don't just give food and shelter, they give of themselves, love, nurture, care and compassion!! I started spending winters in Las Vegas after my Mom passed. This was quite a difficult time for me, but when I asked to volunteer at Gilcrease, I found new friends, both human and others with feathers and some with
fur!! I found a purpose! Those who organize the child centered activities seem to have endless energy!! Their attention to detail is remarkable!! I look forward to my volunteer time. The people who work at Gilcrease are upbeat, happy, and attentive. Nothing gets overlooked. I eagerly anticipate winter 2020 to continue volunteering at Gilcrease.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful sanctuary. It is a friendly and relaxing place to take a stroll and see several species of animals. They take great care of the animals many which, if not all, are rescued. The staff and volunteers obviously really care about what they do and are always helpful when you have questions. I really enjoy visiting.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been here several times. It's a wonderful place to go for a quick outing on the weekend. The animals are well cared for and the staff is nice. Very peaceful and enjoyable.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a wonderful place. The people there are so nice and caring. I appreciate all they do with the animals. Keep up the great work!

MistyFieldsBecker

Donor

Rating: 5

I love this place. It's good to know that birds and animals find a safe home in such a beautiful setting. The care is exceptional and everyone there is committed to making the best home possible. Gilcrease makes our Las Vegas community a better place!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The wildlife and domestic animals are very fortunate to have such caring and dedicated people to look after them. They are a valuable asset to the Las Vegas community.

Carol B.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Not only are the animals well cared for, but this organization opens its doors for community projects by private industry & Scouts - their work enhances the environment for animals and the all important visitors. This is the "PLACE To GO" to celebrate Easter, Halloween and Christmas for their family oriented events - the children learn about the 4 legged animals and interact with a wide variety of birds, while enjoying the activities of the holidays. They even offer week long summer camps for kids, these kids get a more in depth look at animal care with hands on experience and learn for their future. Finally, the greater percentage of birds in their care are not pet - quality. These birds have a forever home and that is a very good thing!!

1 Lisa M.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have visited Gilcrease twice. The sanctuary is clean and beautiful. The staff care deeply for the animals and their welfare.
They go above and beyond to make sure that the animals are well cared for, have enrichment.
They also offer educational events to the public. That outreach in educating improves the welfare of animals not in their care so that maybe they won't need sanctuary. That is priceless.

Christine M.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter started Volunteering with Gilcrease Bird Sanctuary thru the Nevada Promise Scholarship in February. Gilcrease was one of the few places that allowed these teens to volunteer and get their hours in for their scholarship which helps these teens and their families pay for college. Some of which would not be able to attend college without the scholarship. Bonnie and Tom was great with dealing with my daughter who has a anxiety and panic disorder. Everyone was great there and my daughter loves volunteering and working along side the animals. Even after she put in all her hours, she still goes there at least once a month to help out because of her love for the place. We both are forever grateful to the Sanctuary and all the staff for this experience! So going and donating not only helps the animals but also you are helping our youth to reach their goals of attending college!

Wanda Linnekin H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful place to connect with nature here in Las Vegas. Beautiful grounds, lots of wonderful birds and other animals, great staff. Nice escape from the rat race!

Christina M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had always heard of Gilcrease and the wonderful sanctuary that they have and finally went one day. I loved every moment. There were so many exotic birds and the duck pond was so beautiful. The ostruch were a bit angry but the goats in petting zoo were so cute and playful. It was definately an afternoon well spent. Please take your kids and enjoy this wonderful sanctuary. ❤❤❤

Jennie B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve taken my kids here to volunteer a couple of times and they loved it. So many different animals to visit and the staff were so kind and patient!

Krystal S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gilcrease Bird Sanctuary not only does a lot for the animals living there but for the community as well. We love visiting Gilcrease for the community events for all ages. They have arts and crafts, yoga, reading, just to name a few. They definitely fill a need in the NW community and Bonnie the director has really done something special for Gilcrease!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been visiting the sanctuary since 1995 and volunteering the last few years. They are always advancing the grounds and improving the enrichment for the animals. Educating the public and helping foster a greater appreciation for all things critters to children of all ages. Gilcrease is a special place.

Lucie B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and i absolutely love it here. Everyone is extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. The animals are very well taken care of.