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World Bird Sanctuary, Valley Park

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#10 of 60 in Wildlife in Missouri
Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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World Bird Sanctuary is both a unique St. Louis attraction and entertaining environmental education opportunity. With over 305 acres and over 200 animals in our care, we offer a one-of-a-kind wildlife experience. World Bird Sanctuary’s mission is to preserve, protect and inspire to safeguard bird species as part of the global community for future generations. Our vision is to create a world where diverse bird species are secure and thriving in a variety of stable ecological communities. We work to fulfill this mission through our six core competencies of sanctuary services, education, rehabilitation, propagation, research/field studies and advocacy efforts.

The World Bird Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides refuge to over 270 residents and rehabilitation and emergency care for up to 400 patients every year. We receive no state, federal or county funding and rely on donations from the public, corporate and foundation supporters to achieve our mission.
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  • We had a great time here. It’s a cheap and educational experience where we walked around to see different birds and also watched one of their daily shows. I highly recommend. 
    We had a great time here. It’s a cheap and educational experience where we walked around to see different birds and also watched one of their daily shows. I highly recommend.  more »
  • We added several things to our itinerary when planning our visit and it was worth every penny. meeting our adopted eagle was such a thrill along with getting to actually handle a Tawny Owl. The... 
    We added several things to our itinerary when planning our visit and it was worth every penny. meeting our adopted eagle was such a thrill along with getting to actually handle a Tawny Owl. The...  more »
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  • Well worth the $8 for parking. We visited here with our kids and stayed almost 2 hours. The show at the amphitheater was educational and super fun! We got to see several different birds and had a Harris hawk fly just over our heads. The row of enclosures near the hospital also had a variety of birds including a kookaburra, pelicans, bald eagles, emu, barn owls, and quite a few more. Definitely plan to stop in and support the awesome work done here if you are in the St Louis area or driving through!
  • what a great place with great people doing great work, mostly volunteered for the sake of wild birds and for our own sakes, to be aware $8 donation fee, ...to see a very nice display and learn a little about birds all within this tranquil park setting is not something I'd expect to be free unless it was paid for by taxpayers? I don't think it's necessary for them to apologize to me as a member of the public, chipping in 8 bucks is the least I could do to help them... and it's a bargain. 10 years ago in Pure Michigan it cost us $10 to park on a public lot and $6 more to enter the beach, in Alabama it cost us $20 to walk out on public a pier.... ever visit a National Park, Disneyland, or just try to find a place to park close by?

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