Success Stories

Some of our feathered friends come to the Refuge as companions looking to find a true connection, whether human or bird. Read about residents who were welcomed to new homes.



Interested in providing a forever home for a bird? Visit our adoption page to learn how you can be a part of this wonderful experience.


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There are countless ways for you to become involved with homeless parrots. Help support our cause by making a donation or learning how you can become a volunteer!



A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife is a no-kill parrot rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption shelter. We provide a safe place for parrots that have to be re-homed due to unfortunate situations that sometimes arise. Most of them were loved dearly and cared for, and when that was no longer possible, their companion-people did the most selfless act of kindness in finding them a good home.

We work together with other parrot groups to eliminate the need for rescues. Until then, we will provide temporary housing and care for any and all Psittacine birds (not including those with fatal and/or contagious diseases); educate the public about the proper care of exotic birds; and locate healthy, happy, and nurturing homes for those that are eligible.

The Refuge is established with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 charitable corporation. We are licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Welfare to provide for adoptions. We are also a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.

Please note: We do NOT handle anything other than PARROTS, if you have found sick/injured wildlife, click here to find a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

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Learn About Our Adoption Process

Are you interested in adopting? Read through our adoption process to learn how!

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July Schedule

Parrots in Chicago & Northbrook

Stephen Pruett-Jones presents the fascinating story of how monk parakeets arrived and settled in Chicago. Stephen is a faculty member at the University of Chicago and studies the biology and behavior of birds. He has studied the parakeets in Chicago since 1988.

Following the lecture, we will meet rescued parrots now living at a Northbrook parrot sanctuary. Rich and Karen Weiner, founders of Rescue the Birds, will discuss the perils and pleasures of keeping exotic birds as pets.

Monday, July 10, 2017 from 7pm - 8:30pm

Northbrook Public Library, Pollak Room AB

3rd Annual Wings of Mercy FunDay

Come on out to the 3rd Annual Wings of Mercy FunDay on July 15! FunDay offers a full day of outdoor family fun! All proceeds benefit Wings of Mercy, a nonprofit organization providing free air transportation to distant medical centers. There will be an airplane & car show, a silent auction, pet adoption, Sailor the dog show, and much more!

Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 8am - 2pm

Campbell Airport: 22733 West Townline Road, Grayslake, IL

8am 5k Runway Run/Walk
10am-2pm Lunch Served

We hope to see you there!

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