SPONSOR an Exotic Bird Rescue
When you sponsor, you will receive a full bio and some great photos. For each year of sponsorship, you will receive updates, photos, a tax-deductible letter, and entry to our open house, when you can meet your game bird friend.
Our Peacock Rescues
You can sponsor one of gorgeous peacocks for $65 a month, which provides them...are you ready (these boys are picky!)... grain, multiple types of seeds, protein, crumble, crackers, fresh fruits and vegetables, monthly deworming and treats. In addition to this we are always working on
funding for medications and vet visits.
Most people know about the 2016 Westport farm case - referred to the largest in the Northeast - where 1400 animals were discovered, many in a state of dying. We were called to get involved and our director spent five months with the ASPCA transporting, relocating, feeding and cleaning, as well as joining their medical team. Though we had agreed to take in several of the rescues, we never considered exotic birds, as we had no experience or housing for them. But the ASPCA was having trouble finding the right placement, so we stepped in to help, taking these four boys, along with several wild pheasant, French partridges and quail...and we raised funds and started designing a proper building for all of them to be able to live together. The peacock house ended up being one of the most unique buildings on our property.
Based on their size and their molting schedule, we believed that Porter and Percy were the same age (about 2 at the time) and Parker and Peyton were the same age (about 1 at the time). What we didn't know at the time was that peafowl live to be 50 years old! We certainly hope we outlive them.
Since we are the only animal sanctuary of our kind in the state of Rhode Island, we often get calls from Animal Control Officers from all of the various towns when they have an animal that they just don't know what to do with. We got a call from the Portsmouth ACO who was getting reports of a peacock out in the wild. When this happens, they become prey to predators and if our winters are too brutal, their feet can freeze and that will be their demise. Fortunately for Prescott, we built our Peacock house large enough to have the proper needed space for one more peacock. So, when a nice resident found the bird in his barn, the ACO caught him and he moved in with us.
The problem we have when all the ACOs call for farm animal assistance, is we aren't funded by any of those towns. We quickly solve their issue, but we're then left trying to find the funding to afford each new rescue. We would love your help!
Our Exotic Pheasant Rescues
You can sponsor one of our handsome pheasants for $35 a month, which provides them grain, multiple types of seeds, protein, crumble, crackers, fresh fruits and vegetables,
monthly deworming and treats.
In addition to this, we are always working on funding for medications and vet visits.
We received a call from one of our volunteers now in vet school. Tufts Animal Hospital received a Lady Hamilton Pheasant and could not find the owner. They needed to find him a home that night so we quickly went into action and one of our interns retrieved him, and named him Ziggy. He loves to perch on top of the quail house.
We've had Golden Pheasants before, but never a juvenile. He may not know how gorgeous he is going to become, but we do! We took this young one in from the local wildlife clinic since he cannot live in the wild in the harsh New England conditions. All he needs is a sponsor!
Our adorable other Rescues
Meet our tiniest residents!
We use to rehabilitate A LOT of songbirds...but baby birds need to be fed every 15 minutes from sunup 'til sundown...and we don't have enough volunteers during the spring and summer to do that...so we switched to rehabilitating wild waterfowl and game birds. But every once in a while we get a songbird. We didn't think Peanut would live because he has an organ sitting outside of his skeleton. But he is stronger than we expected and he grew up to be a gorgeous bird! Because of his medical condition, we can not send him into the wild. Of course his favorite food is live worms, and he goes through 10,000 a month! They are very expensive, and we have to feed his worms too, so he costs $50 a month to feed.
Check out this video to learn more.
We haven't had a Chukar partridge in a while and we are so happy to have another with his cute sounds and noises. This sweetie was released for fall hunting, but ended up in someone's yard. He wouldn't survive the winter since they are not native, so now he's here. Beaty (fka Beatrice) only costs about $10 a month to feed him special millet and sunflower.
Coppo was found outside, weak and unable to fly. She was rehabilitated at the WBF then transferred here to live out her best life with his new buddy, Beaty. All she needs now is a sponsor!
Chuki was found in NYC on a Main Street and it is amazing she survived without being hit by a car. She ultimately made her way to us and has been getting to know Beaty and Coppo. Chuki likes hiding so we make sure she has secret nesting box places.