Bird Gardens of Naples

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Bird Gardens of Naples
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10:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Friday
10:45 AM - 1:15 PM
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10:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Sunday
10:45 AM - 1:15 PM
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Tours are by appointment only!Tour Information: Tours are held at 11:00am please arrive promptly .Wednesday- Sunday.Go to our website to schedule your tour. About Us: The Bird Gardens of Naples is a organization whose sole concern is parrot welfare in captivity and conservation of wild parrots. We are an outreach and placement program which places into safe custody, parrots which are abandoned, abused, or in need of a home for any reason. Parrots are intelligent, highly social and complex beings with a life span of up to 80 years. The individual bird's best interest and well being of the present flock will determine if a parrot is accepted into the organization. We actively support networking with other parrot welfare groups, animal welfare organizations, the veterinary community, conservation organizations and the general public. Education is of the utmost importance concerning the well being of a parrot and its ability to successfully live with its human companions. What to Expect:
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whitneyncooper
Middleburg, FL67 contributions
Jun 2021
A huge variety of tropical birds are here. Parrots, conures, macaws, cockatoos... Carrie was so friendly and knowledgeable. As someone who has also worked in animal rescue, you start to see who really wants to be there; you understood right away how much Carrie loves these birds and the magnitude of what she's done for them. If you bring unsalted nuts (NOT peanuts!) you can even feed a lot of the birds, which is a remarkable experience. At the end of the tour, we got to hold some of the more social birds, which was just incredible. Rosita was probably my favorite!

This sanctuary is a bit farther out if you're staying somewhere like downtown Naples like we did, so keep that in mind. They're a non-profit, so I recommend bringing a cash donation. And bring bug spray! One of the best places to see in Naples-- you really can't miss it. A true hidden gem.
Written June 9, 2021
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Crystal P
1,315 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is an amazing experience for people of all ages. Don’t forget to bring plain almonds to feed the birds. You get to hold and feed many exotic birds. The tour is very informative. Definitely a must when you visit Naples. The tour is free, but I recommend making a donation at the end of the tour.
Written October 16, 2021
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ACHG
Miami, FL47 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a great way to spend a couple of hours learning about many varieties of tropical birds. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and clearly care about these rescues. We really enjoyed holding and interacting with the ambassador birds. There is no charge for entry but they appreciate donations as it is a non-profit. Book in advance and bring bug spray if you are sensitive to mosquitos. You are allowed to feed the birds unsalted nuts (NO peanuts). Many brought almonds but we used pecans which they seemed to love. There were quite a few children in our tour and they seemed to have a great time.
Written July 10, 2021
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Katrina R
Estero, FL32 contributions
Jul 2020
A hidden gem. Had such a fun time visiting Bird Gardens of Naples. Bring unsalted nuts (no peanuts) to feed the well cared for parrots. No fee to enter but I suggest leaving a generous donation as they are a volunteer only non-profit.
Written July 12, 2020
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Philip W
Leesport, PA279 contributions
Mar 2020
We made reservations for Bird Gardens about a week in advance and had to take our second choice of times. So very glad we didn’t give up! The tour was extremely educational and enjoyable. They have a couple of well-trained parrots that we were allowed to hold and talk to before the tour. Never held a bird like that before!! We were just amazed by the dedication the owner of the place has toward making sure these birds enjoy a safe and healthy life. Never really thought about how these birds outlive their owners and need a second (and sometimes third) chance. Also never thought about how important it is to match a bird and an owner, I would highly recommend making this place a part of any visit to the Naples area.
Written March 14, 2020
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photostoryteller
162 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This unusual non-profit exotic bird sanctuary has more than 100 parrots, macaws, and colorful tropical birds, who have become homeless or in need of rescue. It’s located off Sanctuary Rd off Immokalee Rd, just on the way to the Corkscrew Swamp Audubon Society Sanctuary about 12 miles east of Collier Blvd. it’s well worth the drive! Bring your own water or drink as nothing is sold there.
Call ahead to confirm and reserve a spot on the tour.

We learned so much! Keri, the passionate and knowledgeable owner has made this her life’s work. Her “tour” which is by donation, starts at 11:00 AM. As we walked through the landscape past the many large, clean cages, we learned about the health, diets and long life span of her rescues. We went into a mini aviary with beautiful & colorful friendly birds that might land on your shoulder if they so choose. We brought unsalted almonds & blueberries to feed the birds. (The fruit needs to be rinsed first.) Today, the birds were happiest with the almonds. At the end, an owner brought her three “ambassador birds” that we could hold for photos. This was a wonderful and unusual 5 Star experience!
Written January 5, 2020
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Lawrence Herzberg
Grand Traverse County, MI3 contributions
Jan 2020
The Bird Gardens of Naples is a truly magical place. It's a refuge for several hundred parrots, as well as some peacocks and a few other animals, run as a non-profit by people who truly love these birds. You'll have a chance to view the great variety of parrots up close, feed them almonds (not roasted or salted, which you should bring yourself), and even have a few of the trained ones sit on your shoulder for you to pet. There's no fee for the several hour tour of the gardens where the birds enjoy a lovely home and where many are readied for adoption, although you'll definitely want to give a freewill donation at the end of the tour after being entranced by the beauty of these special creatures and moved by the care they're given.
Written January 22, 2020
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MBRH615
Palos Heights, IL23 contributions
Jan 2020
My husband and I went to the Bird Garden of Naples after reading many reviews on Trip Advisory. We were not disappointed! The owner of the birds gives detailed information about the birds and where they come from. You are able to feed the birds, so be sure to bring unsalted almonds...you'll be glad you did. It was so fun and enjoyable. There is no admission fee, nor is there pressure to donate, but after being there, you'll definitely want to make a donation. A must see....you won't be disappointed!
Written January 8, 2020
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LynneMooHoo
Washington DC, DC129 contributions
Jan 2020
This was an amazing and interesting experience. It is unbelievable the issues that can call upon the resources of this great place . I didn't know the circumstances due to which such a place would be needed but it seems the reasons why the parrots come here are nearly endless. All of the birds are in amazing condition and each has a story and it's obvious the love that the caretaker has for all "her" birds. The tours are free but they welcome donations. Care and feeding of the flocks has to be terribly expensive but somehow they make it happen through their donations. A great variety of species, including some rare ones, are there to be viewed and most can be fed unsalted nuts from your hands and through the wires of their cages. We tremendously enoyed our two hour guided tour. It was an up close and personal experience, particularly in the open aviary where about a dozen birds flew freely and were grateful for "snacks".
Written January 8, 2020
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funhunterEdgartown
Martha's Vineyard, MA220 contributions
Jan 2020
This place is a hidden jewel. The owner is an expert in the care and treatment of exotic birds. She shares her expertise in a 2 hour informational tour of the 2 acre grounds. There are all kinds of beautiful, well-kept, exotic birds - macaws, parrots, cockatoos, etc, etc.
At one point you can go into a cage with these beautiful macaws who will sit on your shoulder and let you feed them. We brought our grandkids and they loved it. Wear bug spray as this area is a swamp. Worth the trip! You have to sign up for the tour. This was a great experience for all of us. (Bring unsalted nuts but no peanuts!!)
Written January 25, 2020
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