There’s A Unique Bird Sanctuary In St. Louis… And It’s Truly Spectacular

The World Bird Sanctuary was founded in 1977 by Walter Crawford. His vision was to create a place of care, safety, and rehabilitation for wild birds. Through the years, the World Bird Sanctuary has grown to a 305-acre space and has cared for over 200 species. This is a completely non-profit, community supported haven that works through education and advocacy to protect bird species. It’s also an entertaining and fun place to see and learn about wild birds.

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The World Bird Sanctuary only cares for large wild birds and birds of prey. For more information about the organization, volunteer opportunities, and special events, check out their website here.

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Looking for more great places for animal encounters in the city? The Saint Louis Zoo is always a fun spot to explore!