Long story short I was a volunteer there until I moved out of state and also adopted my bird from there. Those guys are great. The birds are treated better then people! Best foods, medical care and at the time they would get oatmeal and fresh fruit every morning.
This place is wonderful. They run 100% with their donations that they get from the public. Comparing to breeders prices its really cheap. But it's a long process because they want to make sure that the home is good since the last home of the birds wasn't so good they want to make sure that the bird doesn't go to a bad home again. They change the food and water every single day. If any volunteer try's or does hurt a bird they automatically get kicked out and doesn't get to come back because the birds were already abuse/neglected. They have a facility and they also clean there everyday. They clean the bird cages all the time. All the volunteers love the birds. They are birds so they can bite people(mostly volunteers)but the volunteers still love the birds. The main people(Greg, Kerstin, and Fox ) train the volunteers. They get birds and sometimes the best volunteers ( best to train birds ) train the birds how to be more socialized.
I have been a volunteer at the SDBR for nine months, and they are without a doubt, the best rescue I've seen. Besides caring for their birds, they also go above and beyond the call of duty to help their volunteers with what they can. Volunteering with the rescue and being out, talking with the public on bird care and parrot companionship, has really helped me in my personal life, and I will never forget their compassion for both animal and humankind alike. If you ever want to adopt, volunteer, or donate, you should consider this rescue your first choice!
San Diego Bird Rescue is NOT a non-profit. They DO NOT rescue anything! They take donations based on the name of their business, as most believe RESCUE = non profit help organization. Only one being helped or rescued is Greg M. Galloway & Maria Nagyova, along with a few pretend volunteers. The website for SDBR is a .com, not a .org. The website is brief and upon contacting them you will find very few similarities to REAL RESCUES. BEWARE! DO NOT GIVE MONEY TO THIS BUSINESS, AS IT DOES NOTHING RELATIVE TO BIRDS, EXCEPT ABUSE, USE & NEGLECT. ************* GREG M. GALLOWAY BY AND THRU SAN DIEGO BIRD RESCUE IS NOTHING BUT A SMOOTH TALKING FRAUDSTER WHO HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR 8+ YEARS. GREG LIKES FOR CHILDREN TO VOLUNTEER TOO, SO WATCH OUT MOMMY'S & DADDY'S HE WILL SUCK YOU & YOUR KIDS INTO HIS GAME OF DECEIT. I KNOW SPECIFICALLY OF SEVERAL, 2 SISTERS APPROX 10 YRS OLD & 1 BOY (same approx age) USED TO GET PARENTS UP TO THE SPOT THEY MAINTAIN IN BALBOA PARK. JUST ANOTHER WAY TO DRAW IN MORE CASH.