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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

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm from Canada, but we follow this refuge as an example of a good rescue and sanctuary for birds!! We fully support Burge Bird Rescue online, in person and all media! i


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This bird rescue is top notch- certainly one of the best in the nation. The dedication and professionalism is unmatched and the staff and volunteers are incredibly dedicated individuals. Highly recommend.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Julie Burge is a wonderful vet and heads Burge Bird Rescue. She assisted us (Miami Valley Bird Club and Rescue) in a court case that she had to testify on our behalf about exotic birds and their care. Her knowledge in this field, helped us win our court case. We have also worked with her rescue in re homing exotic birds that she needed to place. In both cases, she was very professional and went out of her way to make sure that the birds were well taken care of. This rescue is one we will work with in the future.