The place is amazing so many birds and great people running it!
Fantastic place. Keri is very close to nature and such a beautiful spirit. You know when people are attuned to nature. Go visit for the peace, birds and beautiful surroundings. She has rescued many animals and has her heart in it.
This is my 4th year visiting and as always i have had a blast ! Always something new to learn . This is one of my favorite places to visit in Naples . I am amazed at how the birds are so in-tune to Keri. If you can book a tour and visit !
No longer has 501c3 non profit. Check with IRS and request documentation of non profit status prior to donating. Your donations will not be used for birds but for personal use by owner.
bad review by by thief removed from property ,feel free to research this . all info can be verified by sunbiz .org Florida Not For Profit Corporation BIRD GARDENS OF NAPLES, INC. Filing Information Document Number N16000009505 FEI/EIN Number 81-4036268 Date Filed 09/27/2016 Effective Date 09/23/2016 State FL Status ACTIVE Principal Address 1060 PURPLE MARTIN DR. NAPLES, FL 34120-4868 Mailing Address 1060 PURPLE MARTIN DR. NAPLES, FL 34120-4868 Registered Agent Name & Address GARNER, JOHN A 801 LAUREL OAK DR. STE. 103 NAPLES, FL 34108-2707 Officer/Director Detail Name & Address Title D NGUYEN, LAM MICHAEL 10333 HERITAGE BAY BLVD. #1715 NAPLES, FL 34120 Title D/T FOUST, SHAWN OWEN 10333 HERITAGE BAY BLVD. #1715 NAPLES, FL 34120 Title D/P LOHRMAN, KERIELLEN 1060 PURPLE MARTIN DR. NAPLES, FL 34120 Title D/VP LOHRMAN, GRIFFITH 1060 PURPLE MARTIN DR. NAPLES, FL 34120 Title D/S CURLIN, JEAN 2230 ARIELLE DR. #1906 NAPLES, FL 34109
Keri had encyclopedic knowledge of all captive birds. For those who go on her tour that have birds in their homes, she gives advice about diet, behavioral issues and hormonal events in the birds life. For those who don't have birds but are thinking of getting one, she tells the real truth about having one of these animals living in your house. They don't just sit in a cage and look pretty all day! She works closely with her vet and the community to ensure the safety of all birds, wild and hurt ones. I have personally seen her go to people's houses who have birds and try and help them through times of crisis. Allot of times these birds are religuished in times of human crisis. She will give advice and help where she can but lets the people make up their own mind about what to do when things have to change. She helped me when I was at my wits end with my bird and I've seen her help others in the same way. Her efforts of reform and education on good bird care extend beyond the sanctuary to bird owners too so that the bird can stay in a loving home and healthy environment for the bird. Her birds are well fed, watered And cared for. Unfortunately this is the place for them to go when there is no where else but Keri takes them in and makes sure they have proper cages, water, food, fresh air and sunlight. Basic things that abused and neglected birds do not receive. She has a hoard of people helping her and that is the only way a place this large can withstand the demand of so many unwanted birds. Keri knows how to network and find people who are passionate about birds. She is very warm and welcoming and shares her birds and their lives with all the people who come for her tours. It's a wonderful place in a sea of the overwhelming numbers of homeless and unwanted birds.
I was there visiting & Keri had this nandy conure. She was telling me about him & how he didn't like ir go to anyone but her. I was helping cleaning cages & decided to see if he would come to me, with Keri's permission of course, I took him out of his cage, he stepped up when I asked & he didn't want to leave my side. So I spoke with Keri & we decided that he decided to be my friend, we made the arrangements & he came home to RI a few months later. Today he is happy & well cared for & still doesn't leave my side. It's mutual love & friendship
I went to the Bird Gardens of Naples and volunteered for a week with Keri. She is amazing. I still don't know exactly how she can name every bird she has as well as give a history as to where they came from where they were originally from, their health and personalities. I had the pleasure of working not only with Keri but the birds as well. While working with the birds I found a new forever friend and I can't wait for him to get home. Keri made this decision while seeing me interact with him. He is a Nanday Conure. We took to each other right away. Keri saw the chemistry and how we were with each other and suggested that if I was interested I could adopt him. I love the care she takes in making sure the match is right and that both of us would be happy, it guarantees the bird a forever home. The sanctuary itself is Beautiful and the presentation is Amazing. She not only saved the birds but she also rescued a mini horse, adopted a couple of dogs, has chickens and peacocks. I even enjoyed cleaning cages. Would recommend to anyone of any age, must see!
Keri is THEE BESTEST!! She took my 17 yr old Pionus Parrot on LITERALLY a moments notice when I was in crisis!! Delilah is still there and is even MORE socialized than before!!!
I can't wait to see the rest of her birds!!
The last time I was there, I walked up on a BEAUTIFUL MALE PEACOCK!! Hope to see him again!!
Keriellen is the BEST!!
As a parrot lover, there is no doubt in my mind that The Bird Gardens of Naples is the best I've ever seen.
With parrots being the third most popular domestically kept animal as well as the most misunderstood, Keri and her crew of volunteers at Tje Bird Gardens do an amazing job.
The birds are clean, well kept, socialized and loved.
Thank you Keri and staff for all you do for these precious feathered babies.
Well worth a donation as there are over 350 parrots and more coming in every day, who need medical care, food, shelter, training and love.
My sister and I visited the bird gardens of Naples few months ago. What an amazing place for birds that didnt have a home or that were not tame. Kerri is an amazing person she gives everything to those birds. Not just her but her whole family. The birds are happy well cared for and loved. If you havent been to bird gardens of naples you need to its a rare treasure of a place.
I met Keri, who runs Bird Gardens of Naples three years ago when we moved to Naples, Florida. We have two Macaws that live with us. When we travel we leave them with Keri. We always have peace of mind when we are away knowing that they are cared properly. Keri is devoted to the birds in the sanctuary and treats them as her children.
My friends and I went to Bird Gardens of Naples in April 2016. We met Keriellen Lohrman who runs this sanctuary. We went on the guided tour as Keri told us all about the parrots there. Some are housed with other parrots while some are alone. I learned that male Umbrella cockatoos can be very aggressive even to a female mate. I learned that most pet parrots would not be happy in a sanctuary because they bonded to a person or people. Some parrots it's the best place for them. Keri took in a 40 yr old wild caught White fronted Amazon that I had. This as the next best place to being free. Bella is now outside, in an aviary, with friends. As it should be.
What a great bunch of people helping out hundreds of parrots in need!!! Keri gives tours explaining about each of the birds. She is like the Bird-whisperer - she is absolutely amazing around all the birds. It is very educational to find out about all the different types of parrots, where they come from, what they eat, and how long they can live. I recommend this non-profit organization to everyone!
From hearing from people that have been there, it is a wonderful place, I can't wait to visit.
Just wanted to post about my experience at Bird Gardens of Naples. Last October, I lost my buddy of 24 years, Marius, a blue and gold Macaw. I was heartbroken. It took a couple of months before I even considered getting another bird. I had my heart set on finding a baby macaw and started searching for breeders. A good friend of mine suggested I contact Keriellen Lohrman at Bird Gardens of Naples (about a 90-minute drive from where I reside. To humor my friend, I agreed to make the trip to Naples with no intention of adopting (I wanted a cute little baby). Keriellen and I agreed that I would come by, take the tour, a have a “meet and greet” with her adoptable birds. I was immediately blow away buy the size of the sanctuary. I expected a shed with birds. Bird Gardens is a tropical paradise! What seemed like a never-ending luscious, clean, spiritual haven for those previously abandoned, neglected, orphaned, beautiful creatures. The tour took about 2 hours, during which time this lifelong bird owner learned more than In my 50+ years with these feathered rascals. Keriellen’s knowledge, enthusiasm, compassion and love for those beautiful birds under her care were amazing. I made new friends (both beaked and human) and happened to meet a rambunctious 26 year old harlequin macaw named “Harley.” Mutual love at first sight. The rest was history. I spent hours with Keriellen discussing my experience and my new friend’s needs, as she wanted to make sure Harley and I were a good fit. No stone was left unturned. Harley and I have been practically inseparable, thanks to the wonderful opportunity I had at Bird Garden of Naples. I remain in contact with Keriellen and other friends I met during the tour. That day In January turned out to be a life altering experience and I will be forever grateful :-) Visit this amazing place. If you are not currently a love of birds and nature, you will be transformed
The Bird Gardens of Naples is a fabulous nonprofit in Naples, Fl and that is all due to Keriellen! She loves her birds and is passionate about helping them thrive. Her tour is a must-do when visiting Collier County!
My mother is on disability and became quite ill. Though she loves her birds and has even taken in rescues herself, she is no longer able to offer the care they require. Compassionate and determined Keri, who operates this haven for these emotional and intelligent creatures, is an angel sent for both birds and humankind alike. Upon meeting her I was drawn to her fervor for both helping people and these winged souls with nowhere else to turn. Her intimate knowledge of each individual birds personality, history, and needs astounded me. Thanks to Keriellen, each bird was given a well researched loving home and proper care that they so desperately need. She kept correspondence with my mother to ease her worry and distress. I was able to visit with them as well. Keri is facing a real problem. People do not understand what a commitment to an animal with the smarts of a toddler and a lifespan that rivals our own really means. They are not pets. An epidemic of parrots without people is only growing everyday. Angels like Keriellen Lohrman are our only hope.
This is always a great place to visit. With over 300 birds, there is always something entertaining going on. The educational tours are extremely informative, and they let you interact with different birds to help people understand them better and become more comfortable around them. I recommend this place to everyone who visits Naples, as they are doing great things for the birds that can no longer go to a home.
What a great facility ! I had to go back to Canada for medical treatment and Keri is caring for my 2 birds . What love and care she gives them, I do not know how i will ever repay her for this.
I have been there twice to help & go on the tour. These people are so amazing for giving these old, mistreated , & breeder birds a place to live out their days in a beautiful atmosphere. If you're even thinking of getting a parrot or what to learn more about these exotic feathered friends it's an excellent place to visit to learn & see what you are getting into! So welcoming and caring! Can't wait to go back!
After countless retreats to the Bird Gardens of Naples, it has become my treasure. I grew up rescuing and adopting birds so this place is a haven for me. As a photographer I’ve had the opportunity capture so many beautiful images at the gardens, where there are hundreds of beautiful and exotic birds including some rare and endangered species from across the globe.
Keriellen’s dedication to these birds is above and beyond anything I’ve seen before. She is so knowledgeable and informative about all of the birds, which allowed me to learn and experience so much more than I ever expected. She has rescued many of these birds from terrible situations and I really appreciate everything she sacrifices to give them a good home. Unfortunately for many birds the damage from their previous homes are permanent, such as severely plucked feathers.
I recommend a tour for anyone who has any interest in animals or birds. It’s great whether you’re interested in an education about different breeds or stories of each bird and where they came from. After bringing friends and family to visit, many realized just how much personality birds have and how fun they can be.
The grounds of the bird gardens are more natural and less manicured, unlike a zoo or typical animal attraction, which gives a feel of actually being in the wild. With that in mind, bring bug repellant and a cool drink for your journey. There's no fee for your visit, but donations are appreciated.. the cost for upkeep would make you sick!
I first came to the gardens with a friend of mine and I fell in love! the birds are amazing keri is so knowledgeable on all of them. She has such a passion for every single bird. Every one is very nice and friendly. This is an amazing place to learn and to heal, not only the birds but yourself as well.
The Bird Gardens of Naples is a wonderful sanctuary. The owner, Keri, has devoted her life to the care and rescue of nearly 300 birds. You can see how much she truly loves each and every feathered friend - my parrot loves it here. Keri was kind enough to take my parrot in (hopefully temporarily) and our sweet girl is so happy at the sanctuary. I dreaded finding a place for her to go and am so relieved that I found Keri and her wonderful bird haven. Keri lets me visit my girl/volunteer whenever I like - I can't say enough good things about the wonderful care and attention the birds receive. Their standard of care is excellent and I love that my bird lives in a flight with 6 other parrots. Keri is a bird lover through and through. Her knowledge is impressive, as she's taken care of birds for years. Visit here, you won't be disappointed and you'll come away with a great bit of education and understanding of many types of birds. A++++ Non-profit!!! A major asset to Naples and SW Florida!
I had one of the best times volunteering here at the Bird Gardens of Naples. They were very kind, the birds are funny and very beautiful. I love volunteering for them and i would gladly do it more often. They take great care of their birds and the people that help out around the garden. Their very nice people to be around. i love it there.
Have birds of my own. Visited this place and became a volunteer. Just wanted to lend a hand to some really good people doing wonderful things for the birds. If you get a chance, give them a call for a tour. It's worth it. Not too many things to do today that are enjoyable, in addition to helping make life easier for the animals.
Beautiful place! Keri is very knowledgeable regarding the birds as well as the beautiful flowers, plants and bushes. Wonderful day trip filled with beauty and peacefulness.
Came for a visit. Came back to stay and now I am a volunteer. Just love the place and Keri makes you feel welcome. Its where you go when you want to see something beautiful. If you want to go see some beautiful birds, gorgeous wild landscapes and not pay a fortune for parking etc., this is a welcome change and a great place to bring the family.
WOW ! this place is out of the world . I had such a great time with Keri . I learned so much about parrots and the plants on her property . I found this place by chance on trip advisor , so glad i took the time to visit . the people there are doing great work . I cant wait to go back . Make sure you call to make an appointment this place is her home and she is a very busy woman .
Great place Great people !!!! I got my bird from them (( Michale )) they took verry good care of him till he picked me to come home with.
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When you step into The Bird Gardens Of Naples, the first thing you hear are birds happily being birds. Then the feeling of peace and tranquility there hits you. It is nothing short of magical. Keri has become more than a friend to me. She is a sister. Keri's love and devotion to the birds is so clear, she is an amazing and hard working person. Someone mentioned Keri as being a "Bird Whisperer", I say this often. Her knowledge of birds & their care is second to none. The hard work of Keri, family, and volunteers is turning The Bird Gardens Of Naples into what a sanctuary should be. A place where birds can be birds, never being told to "be quiet". They can sound off and they do, in a jubilant way! Make a point to visit and donate to The Bird Gardens Of Naples. It will be an experience you will not only enjoy, but cherish as a high point in your life! Thank you Keri, family, and friends, for making The Bird Gardens Of Naples what a sanctuary should be!
I have been there i my capacity of a volunteer with the Bird Lovers Club in Pembroke Pines FL -- assisting in building a new macaw flight.
When I first stepped onto the property I thought I was on a tropical island, we all the unique foliage and the birds' flights build into this tropical landscape.
It is great there and I would suggest that one would visit and volunteer.
Keriellen has an amazing sanctuary. I encourage any bird lover to visit the bird gardens of Naples it's truly an amazing experience.
We have not only visited Bird Gardens of Naples, but have also placed several birds in their care. Keriellen and her family have created a desperately needed haven for parrots that are left with no where else to go. The parrots who live here are surrounded by natural beauty and given the opportunity to enjoy their lives as they wish. Large, well spaced flight aviaries equipped with water systems, natural perching and multiple forms of enrichment, as well as quality food and organic fruit grown on the property. The caregivers are extremely knowledgeable in avian medicine, nutrition and behavior and spend many, many hours a day with the parrots. Bird Gardens of Naples is a great facility and deserves recognition as a Great NonProfit.
Keri has built wonderful aviaries and is totally dedicated to the parrots well being and futures. Through her hard work and private donations and volunteers she has a place where unwanted parrots can be rehomed and live out their lives happily enjoying good food, attention and flight. Now we just need hundreds of more just like Bird Gardens of Naples!
I've not had the pleasure of visiting Bird Gardens yet but know just from talking with Keriellen and looking at pictures that she has a wonderful home for many needy birds and her cages and aviaries are immaculate and she has her birds on great diets and gives them much love and excellent care. She is a wonderful person who is also very giving to her human friends. I have not yet met her in person but she has offered to help my partner and I with anything we need in our battle with cancer. An amazing loving woman and wonderful aviculturist. The world should have more people like her.
As a bird owner I was told by a friend about Keri. So this summer my daughter and I took a weeks vacation to Florida making a stop by to visit Keri and her flocks. AMAZING isn't even close to the experience we had there! She named off every bird with a brief history of each one! She went into details about how you can look at a wild caught and a "born in captivity" and see and tell the difference! I learned so much that day that even as a bird owner who has been to the best vets with my birds didn't tell me. Some of my birds came to me in not the best shape, and lots of trips to the vet, and medicines I learned a bunch but nothing compared to what I learned from Keri! Keri is such a wonderful women and cares so much about birds and kids as my daughter got her first fire ant bite! Keri rushed into action doing everything including keeping my daughter calm. My daughter had ants on her feet " she had to get Florida flip flops" and wear them, and only got 1 bite! Keri took us into her home and fixed her all up. There are not enough kind words I can speak about Keri!! Her knowledge is remarkable!!
The Bird Gardens of Naples is a great adventure and learning experience. Keri knows so much about birds and seems to be a "Bird Whisperer"!! They are working so hard to turn this great piece of land and their dream to care for birds into a place where people can come and learn and have fun at the same time. There's something neat to see around every corner. It's so relaxing to be out in nature and see these beautiful creatures and listen to Keri talk about them! The kids will find this very interesting and I think schools should make this a field trip destination! Keri is truly a caring person and loves animals of all kinds. All the birds who are at the Gardens have been rescued and have been given a second chance at a happy life thanks to Keri and the Bird Gardens of Naples!
What an amazing individual~~Keri truly knows the feathered ones as well as they know & TRUST her! The interaction between Keri & the birds is fascinating to witness. There is no doubt about the love & adoration shared. Keri devotes her life to the feathered ones & she knows each & every story each bird comes to her with! The birds' long life spans contribute to most everyone of the birds having experienced ups & downs throughout life's journey. Today they live content & safely tended to with unconditional love at Bird Gardens of Naples.
An amazing place run by an amazing woman. A great resource for any bird owner as they are very knowledgeable and helpful.
Bird Gardens of Naples has been a miracle to many birds and other animals! The staff is very knowledgable, clean and caring - more than caring, they love their animals. I am more than impressed with the care given to all animals at this establishment. More animal facilities need to be like them!!
i have known kerri for many years ,if you think she,s for the birds your rite,i havent seen anyone in a long time show the devotion or love to our feathered friendslike she does ,she works very hard everyday looking after all the birds,she has unsurpassed passion day in and day out .i cant think of anyone in the area that does more to helpout visit bgo naples it will change the way you thinkof birds!
Great cause, they do such a great job caring for the birds. It takes a lot of dedication and caring and of cause money. Visit the Bird Gardens of Naples and donate to this great cause.
Working with Kerri and her family is a delightfull experience. She teaches me something new every day I am there and they make you feel at home. She clipped my macaws nails and wing feathers as well. My bird enjoyed spending a day at the bird garden as I volunteered. She treats her rescue birds with the upmost care and can handle birds with ease that other people have given up on.
I am a board member for Parrot Outreach Society and I could not be prouder to work with such an amazing santuary. The grounds are fantastic and beautiful, birds get top notch care and have so much room and freedom. I hope by us working together, we will set an example for other rescues. Together we can make a huge difference!
This sanctuary assisted with taking 20 cockatoos from a hoarding situation and did an absolutely fabulous job all throughout the process. The owner is kind, knowledgable and extremely motivated. The facilities are breathtakingly beautiful, clean, and well organized. Each flight is more than enough room for the birds to enjoy. The birds emotions and physical health are of high priority. All of the animals appeared happy, healthy, and well loved. The sanctuary is not overcrowded and staff is not overwhelmed. A very well run, top knotch organization!
I had the chance to Meet Kerriellen and see the great work she is doing. I was very impressed with her commitment and all of the hard work she is doing to provide a safe place for those birds that need to live out their lives in a sanctuary situation. God Bless her and her family. I will be back for a visit when I can!
The people of Bird Gardens of naples are some of the finest people I have ever met. They have become my saving grace. I am a owner of a wonderful guy named Charlie Bird Powell. He is a Moluccan Cockatoo Aged around 30. Charlie has been with me from his first breath he is gentle, sweet and overly loving. He started to pick at his feet and after a lot of lost sleep and planty of meds and rewrapping I found myself completely overwhelmed. Thats when the ANGELS of Naples Bird Gardens Sanctuary/Rescue-Rehabilitation came into Charlie and my life. Keriellen Lohrman and her family, voluntee's have taken Charlie and are working hard on making him better. He has wonder care and lots of love 24-7. There are no words for the feeling in my heart for the care they give to each and every species that need a helping hand are a good home. THERE THE BEST!
As bird owner I want to show support of this group
Awesome work done by an awesome people! Knowledgeable, caring and devoted. Bird Gardens of Naples is so beautiful you won't want to go home.
Bird Gardens of Naples is a part of a significant movement, a movement towards rescue and rehoming, a movement that is necessary in aviculture today. The dedication is obvious in the care the birds receive and the way the facility is ran.
I am Executive Director and Founder of Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue Inc. I had the opportunity to visit Bird Gardens of Naples and found it to be exemplary in all aspects of parrot care and compassion. The staff is well knowledgable and caring and the grounds are beautiful. It is difficult to maintain the level or care these parrots need in captivity and Bird Gardens of Naples provides above standard food as well as atmosphere for these parrots to thrive. I would and have highly recommended them to supporters as well as parrots needing forever care.
We know these people and are sure this isn't just a business. They sincerely care about birds. They work very hard at it and are doing a lot of good
Keri and her team are absolutely wonderful, great people, with great attitudes and a loving and welcoming place!