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Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Bird Sanctuaries, Protection of Endangered Species, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: Kindness, caring and compassion is what Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary is all about. We are here for parrots that really need a loving home. We have a safe haven for parrots that can live the remainder of their days in a loving environment. Our aviaries are extremely spacious which allows our parrots to fly freely and use those big beautiful wings extensively. Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary was established for one reason only, “to provide a loving home for parrots that truly need us.” The sanctuary is located on over 200,000 square feet of land surrounded by rolling streams of fresh water and luscious greenery. The ambiance of our sanctuary is breathtaking. Each and every bird on this property receives our undivided attention. We are not about numbers, but rather about providing each parrot with the attention they so desperately deserve.

Geographic areas served: Our beautiful and lush sanctuary is located in Tampa, Florida.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

sktle

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Magic truly loves the birds and cares for their wellbeing. You can tell that the birds really love him too! This sanctuary looks and feels like a tropical rainforest. It is amazing how much Magic has done for the birds, he has completely dedicated his life to it. I strongly encourage anyone who loves birds to volunteer or donate to help out!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Had an awesome time yesterday meeting all of these beautiful feather babies at Zaksee Bird Sanctuary. The owner is a wonderful man who has an honest and palpable passion for helping birds.

As soon as we arrived we were greeted by an echoing chorus of excited "Hello!"s by the parrots kept there. In my time there I was able to meet birds with a wide range of personalities! There is the one that greets you with the cutest "Meow!" Another one's "Hello" was in a very cultured English accent and there's even one who presents himself as "I am Chaos!" while he dances to some imaginary rock tune

1

Donor

Rating: 5

My bird has been at Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary for four years now. I had him for 7 years and couldn't take care of him anymore since I live in the Chicago and he was very loud. This bird sanctuary is the best place for him. The man who runs the nonprofit loves him as much as I do and he takes in many birds that are abandoned, or abused. Its an amazing and beautiful place.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered for Magic for nearly 3 months now! He is eccentric, selfless, and bighearted! I can't think of a better person for the job he does.

5 Scott161

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great place with a man who truley loves what he is doing. #lovethisplace

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Last year I was fortunate to meet Magic when I dropped off several bags of parrot food for donation. Little did I know that his beautiful tropical santuary would immediately become my second home and the parrots my new flock of children. I've been volunteering a few days a week since the first day.
Magic's love and care for each bird is a bond like no other, and through his expansive knowledge of birds and their handling, I've been lucky to have forged a bond with several of the birds, and now sponsor a small macaw.
Because of Magic and the volunteer staff's loving care of the parrots, I would not hesitate to place a bird at Zaksee Bird Santuary if I was not able to keep it myself.

5 Tyrah W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome place. The owner is so sweet and you can tell he takes care of his people.

5 Gaby R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Zaksee is great! The man who runs this place really loves his birds and does everything he can to make sure they're healthy and happy. He needs a lot of help cuz he does basically all of the work whenever volunteers are not around. Please donate to this great nonprofit.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such great work done here, birds are beautiful and it's so nice to see them being cared for! This place is awesome!

6 Randy53

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome time here! If you really like birds you should come out here.

4 Maggie61

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very interesting place that is doin great things for beautiful birds!

7 Mitzi L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Magic is truly the bird man of the parrot sanctuary in Tampa, FL! His mission to save, protect and give these amazing birds the home they require most, has become a way of life for this talented and educated bird man. Not only has he made a perfect environment from the land he has cleared and propagated some of the most amazing atmosphere, the flight cages and enclosures with the spectacular plants is a must see! When searching for the best home to place your family feathered friend, be sure to trust Magic in placing your parrot in the best of care at Zaksee Bird Sanctuary, Tampa, FL 33625

10 Kathy290

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can attest to the "Magic" of Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary, having left my 10 year old umbrella cockatoo, Cirque, in the care of Magic and his loving volunteers, just 2 weeks ago. This was one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do but after visiting Zaksee's, I knew it was the right place for my "baby" who had returned to plucking his feathers probably out of boredom. Zaksee's, on Gardner Rd, is the perfect setting for parrots; you really feel like you are in a jungle or rain forest! Cirque's favorite place to be is "outside" and now he can say it all he wants and enjoy being "outside" with approximately 100 other parrots who reside there. I returned to the Sanctuary twice after leaving him, to be sure he was adjusting well. I found Cirque and all the other parrots to be well cared for, loved and paid attention to by many, many people who love birds, just like I do! It was very reassuring! I have since returned to Virginia; Magic has sent me videos and photos of Cirque being "outside" and enjoying the beautiful Florida sunshine, screaming along with all the other parrots and truly loving life! Thank you Magic and your many volunteers for loving my Cirque, and giving him the attention he was so craving! I look forward to returning in the future to work alongside your volunteers. I am also signed up as a monthly financial donor, as I whole heartedly believe in the "Magic" of Zaksee's.

5 Bleu S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Magic made us feel very welcome when donating our Sun conures Suwannee and José. Ot was with a heavy heart that we had to let our birds go. Knowing they will be with a whole family of conures at Zaksee makes it easier. Thanks Magic!

9 Lisa568

Donor

Rating: 5

Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuaryis the best of the best! I often donate, and love to see the birds so happy!

7 Adam64

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 2 babies now call this place home. I visit them weekly still and can say they are very happy. I looked at other rescues and so called sanctuaries. Nobody loves birds more than magic and i would put money on that.

7 Jeanne48

Client Served

Rating: 5

A 5+++ is not enough stars for this sanctuary . Zaksee sanctuary has been an amazing home for our bird Teko. Teko was my daughter's bird but as my daughter got older she spent more time with her friends and school activities and less time with Teko. It wasnt fair to Teko so very sadly we had to find another home for him. However, finding Zaksee Sanctuary was a blessing in disguise. Teko has found a bird "friend". They are inseparable. I believe he is much happier at Zaksee Sanctuary. Additionally, Teko has received wonderful care by, Magid who loves each bird dearly. It takes Magid over two hours to feed and give the birds fresh water and he does it twice a day; and all along talking, and giving each bird individual attention. Awesome sanctuary!!!

16 Emily143

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I monitor all volunteer interactions through the PEACE Volunteer Center at the University of Tampa, and the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary is one of our favorite community partners! The staff is kind and compassionate and their love for the work at the sanctuary is evident in every interaction. They are accommodating and simply excited to share their work with the community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Magic for accepting our African Grey into his facility. I know our Mickey is well taken care of and will be a very happy in his new home. Because of health issues with both my husband and I we could no longer take care of Mickey they way he needed.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

An amazing place for my parrot. I trust Magic completely in caring for my bird and giving him the attention I wasn't able to give him. Here are some reasons why I love Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary: 1. Magic encourages me to come and visit my bird whenever I can. 2. My bird is in a large cage that he can fly around in. 3. My bird is never lonely and is always surrounded by people and other birds. 4. Magic does not breed or sell his parrots.