At Free Flight, We're All About the BIrds... and Koi
See Our Resident Birds Up Close and Even Interact with Several of Them.
Visitor education and parrot re-socialization program
A major part of a parrot's day in the sanctuary is spent interacting with the people who visit. On an average day, about 50 people of all ages spend time walking among the birds, talking with them and offering the food we provide to feed them. It is through this daily routine that the birds become re-socialized. They come out into the yard each day and return to the security of their cages at night.
Staff and docents are available to facilitate handling those birds who like to be handled and at the same time answer questions and provide little gems of wisdom about parrot care.
Admission and Hours
Open to public:
11-4 daily, except
Extended boarding hours available 9-5.
Closed on major holidays.
We're kid friendly and wheelchair accessible!
Adults - $7
Children Under 13 - $3
If it is cold, rainy or windy, birds may not be out.
Please call ahead: 858-481-3148
Food to purchase:
For the birds - $.50 per scoop
For the fish - $.25
NO PUBLIC RESTROOM
Location and Directions
Exotic Bird Sanctuary
2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd.,
Del Mar, CA 92014
Parking is directly in front of the chain link fence.
From Interstate 5
Take Via de la Valle to the West. Go South on Jimmy Durante Blvd past the San Diego County Fairgrounds. After you cross over the concrete bridge, we are the 2nd driveway on the right.
Plan to spend 30 minutes or longer in This small tropical getaway socializing with our colorful Resident Birds and koi.
Have A Flock Party!
Special Events & Groups
On-site Birthday Parties or other parties for groups may be scheduled during our regular hours. Cost is $100/ hour and includes onsite use of tables, 10 minute talk and unlimited visit time during and after your event (admission is additional).
Off-site Events and Educational Presentations with the birds are $200 per hour and may be planned in advance.
Guided tours for 4 people are available for $60/ 15 minutes or $120/ 30 minutes.
Groups of more than 10 people can be accommodated with advance notice.
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See what it's like to visit FREE FLIGHT Exotic Bird Sanctuary and talk to the birds!