Free Flight is a unique exotic bird sanctuary

Our mission is to maintain a sanctuary that shelters, nurtures and re-socializes parrots, while educating the public to inspire a lasting concern for the well being of exotic birds.

Vision, Goals, and Values

  • Our vision is that Free Flight will become the preeminent sanctuary and community resource for the promotion and understanding of exotic birds and the human-animal bond.

  • Our goals are to re-socialize and rehome companion parrots and to educate the public about their complex mental, physical and emotional needs. We offer permanent sanctuary or rehoming depending upon what is in the best interest of each bird.

  • We value integrity in all of our dealings with people and their companion birds.

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Our History

Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary

Established in 1981 as a boarding and breeding facility, Free Flight has evolved into a one of a kind exotic bird sanctuary where parrots and people connect. It was benefactor Dr. Robert F. Stonebreaker's vision to create a sanctuary for exotic companion birds that would provide a special and unique environment to raise community awareness and to encourage positive interaction with these birds. Contributing to our tropical ambience, the large pond with our friendly and beautiful koi was originally home to rescued flamingos who have since been successfully re-homed.

Free Flight became a 501 c 3 nonprofit in March of 2009. Less than a year later, we suffered a tremendous loss when Dr. Stonebreaker passed away suddenly.  This tragedy inspired clients, colleagues, employees and family to be more determined than ever to continue to pursue his passion for all species of exotic birds.

Many parrots in need have come to Free Flight and we have found them great new homes. We have thrived in the last 6 years through grants, donations, memberships, programs and public and volunteer support.

Dr. Robert F. Stonebreaker with Abby and Theo

Dr. Robert F. Stonebreaker with Abby and Theo

We never miss the music until the sweet voiced bird has flown away.
— O. Henry

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Did you Know?
Parrots in the wild exist in complex ecological and social environments. Because companion parrots are only 1 or 2 generations out of the wild, we must recreate these experiences for them in captivity.
— Free Flight Fun Fact