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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

171 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Les C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Julie Burge is an awesome avian vet. I have seen her do amazing things with birds. She is well respected in what she does.

Anita W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Burge is the best! She was my green cheek conure's, Pepper, doc for all of his 25 years. More then once she diagnosed him properly and treated him back to health. Thank you Dr. Burge❤

Jesse S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great place that helps birds! Made a donation becuase of all the great work they do!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ive been following the Tank story,I'm so glad that baby had this rescue in his corner,you guys are amazing people.

Kathleen L.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Big heart ❤️ helping bird rescues and difficult medical issues!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Just recently started to follow this page when I came across an article about Tank, the B&G macaw.
After reading back through the various stories, articles and videos I am truly amazed at how much of their lives are wrapped up in the love and care for wonderful birds and animals.
To Julie and staff...you are incredible! If only there were more people like you. It definitely would be a much better world.
Keep up the awesome work.

Joni L.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Julie has been trying with all her might to help a recently rescued blue and gold macaws that was near death. She posts updates almost daily thousands of animal lovers are praying and hoping for a recovery

Mojo VZ

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dr. Julie and staff are amazing! The knowledge and care they give everyday is exceptionable. I have learned so much from following Burge Bird Service, I can be a better mom to my birds. Thank You, for all you do.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The educated skills, devotion to helping All birds who come to Dr Julie Burge, and the best outcome possible is always amazing, yet never unexpected. Anything one can do to help Dr.Julie with her totally non-profit expenses for Burge Bird Rescue is always most appreciated.
A proud colleague, DBBarnes,DVM

Clarise G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for putting so much time and effort in Tank...He is a true blessing and will need lots of love .. Thank YOU all.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Burge Bird is an absolutely amazing place. Dr. Burge, Bird Nurse Julie and staff set the bar high for avian care. With 30 years of veterinary experience, our birds get expert care and loving hands. I've rarely encountered any organization with the passion, dedication and service of Burge Bird Service and Rescue.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The pride they take to make sure everything is done to care for our birds!!! The love shows in the progress they make!!! Praying for Tank and the staff!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great caring rescue! Will do what it takes to save the animals no matter the cost❤️

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing, kind , caring and very knowledgeable.. I admire thier dedication to saving Tank, a blue & gold macaw, most would have given up.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The knowledge, compassion and devotion found at Burge Bird Services & Rescue is amazing. Dr. Julie is by far one of the best avian veterinarians in the central part of the US. Her patience and understanding is unparalleled, even with the most difficult birds and situations. She, her staff and volunteers work countless (and oftentimes thankless) hours to give every animal their undivided attention and the greatest care possible. This, among other reasons is why Dr. Burge will always be my vet of choice.

Ann-marie Loopy B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have recently become a B&G owner , I follow this post on a day basis and am so amazed at what these wonderful people are doing , tank has come on leaps since the first time we met him on facebook........ I take my hat of to everyone at burge bird rescue you are all amazing x

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All animals are given great care, love and respect. Great rescue. 5 star rating!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Julie walks on water! Her rescue takes in anyone with feathers. She and her tiny band of volunteers go by land and by water to save one little bird or entire flocks...and they do it in any kind of weather. I'm quite sure she is the best bird vet on the planet. That's why for 2 decades or more, I have driven an hour and a half to her clinic. (There are more convenient options.) My parrot Garth has bitten her, pelted her with foul (not fowl) language, and has otherwise been uncooperative. Dr. Julie laughs and carries on. We love these people.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Julie walks on water....particularly when water birds are in trouble and figuratively when anyone with feathers needs a little help. She can't remember my face nor my name even though I've been bringing my parrot to her for 15 or so years. She does, however, recognize my bird immediately and know her by name. I am not her focus...and I love this. Her services range from cheap to free and if need be, she will drive to my house 70 miles away. I don't believe she could be any better than she is.

Donor

Rating: 5

A great organization that is all about the birds. "This is for the birds" LOL

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

You guys are Amazing ❤❤ the care I have witnessed you give is Amazing ❤❤Thank you for All you do❤❤❤God Bless you All❤❤