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.


You Can Help

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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Have a Wildlife Emergency? Find a Wildlife Rehabilitator

Learn About Our Adoption Process

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

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What's New at the Refuge?

See what has been happening here around A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife! To read more news, Click Here!

Glencoe Golf Club

Join us for our first annual BioBlitz! The golf course will be open to observers from 4:30pm until dusk. Check-in the golf shop to receive an observer guide checklist or inquire about the inaturalist app.

Location: The Glencoe Golf Club

Date: May 7th - 14th

Time: 4:30pm until 8:00pm

What is a BioBlitz?

BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.

Identify Species and Win Prizes

Participate in a free species counting competition designed to showcase the environmental value of the natural habitats found on the Glencoe Golf Club. Prizes will be awarded for Most Species Identied and Best Photo!

Special Event - Friday, May 11th

The Glencoe Golf Club is hosting a FREE nature lovers event filled with outdoor fun and educational activities. Join us May 11th at 5:30pm, to enjoy nature while counting plant and animal species located on the golf course. Learn all about the GGC’s eco-friendly practices and the work that has been done to create habitat for wildlife, pollinators and especially the Monarch Butteries!! Awards will be given for Most Species counted and Best Nature Photo.

5:30 - Welcome and BioBlitz Instructions
5:45 - Guided Species Tours and Open Exploration
Take a walk with a nature docent and explore the dierent species of plants and wildlife that inhabit the golf course.
6:30 - Screech Owl Presentation
Visit with a Screech Owl to learn all about their native habitat, behavior, and diet. Rich and Karen Weiner with will be on site to answer any questions.
7:00 - Open Exploration
Hot dogs and refreshments will be served from 5:30 until 6:00.

Visit Glencoe Golf Club for more information

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