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The Island Parrot Sanctuary

Horseshoe Bay | Kerrera, Oban PA34 4SX, Scotland
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Ranked #9 of 13 attractions in Oban
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The Island parrot sanctuary is a rescue center and is not open to the general public. We are however open for volunteers, we are always happy to hear... more » Owner description: The Island parrot sanctuary is a rescue center and is not open to the general public. We are however open for volunteers, we are always happy to hear from like minded people who are willing to give their time. Sadly we had to close to the general public two years ago after the council decided we would need a zoo licence to be able to admit the general public. We still work hard every day with the birds who come into the sanctuary. « less
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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

me and my sister Amanda are raising money then donating it to the Parrot Island for food and homes From: Brooke & Amanda

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Just back from a boat rip and a day to the Island of Kerrera. We stumbled across the marvellous parrot sanctuary where this delightful couple devote all their time and money to keeping this fabulous little sanctuary. They need funds desperately so please do give as you go by, feeding and keeping 90 parrots is a monumental task I would... More

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Sheffield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We went to the island of kerrera on a Sunday due to the reviews I had read on here, I wanted to visit the sanctuary. Unfortunately it was not open when we went (23rd June 2013). I don't doubt it's a good charity but would be nice if there was more info on their website. That said the island is... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

You can hear the parrots before you see them! Friendly owners, extremely knowledgeable about their birds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

This Parrot Sanctuary is a fabulous attraction just a five minute ferry ride from Oban. I stayed in their lodge, which sleeps 4-6 people and only costs £450 a week. The island is beautiful, you can go on plenty of long walks to look at the scenery, or go winkle picking along the sea shore. If you are lucky enough... More

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We walked past this sanctuary and donated some funds but it wasn't open at the time. The owner and rescuer of these birds ( 70 at least) stopped to talk to us and told us some of the birds stories. Heartbreaking! I would encourage anyone visiting Kerrera Island to make a donation on their way past and stop in if... More

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

wish we could have gone in but its only open to the public on sundays. They seem to do very good work here tho so make sure you donate! The island of kerrera is worth visiting if you like a good walk tho.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Island of Kerrera is magical, even though it is so close to the mainland. Parrots really find sanctuary here

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

VERY VERY interesting talking to the curator. Fascinating stories about their recovery. Dedicated staff. Found out lot of information about Parrot's habits and their diet. They were having chicken curry for tea!!!! Always in need of funds to keep the sanctuary going.

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