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Avian Underdogs Rescue Association

Org #38261
Vetted since 2017
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Our mission is to provide rescue, rehabilitation, sanctuary, and adoption services for species of wild birds that are not protected under state or federal law as well as domestic and exotic avian species. We specialize in English House Sparrows, European Starlings, feral and domestic pigeons and doves, and small to mid-sized hookbills (parrots). Much of our work involves taking in sick, injured, and/or orphaned wild baby birds during spring into summer. Members of the public often find baby birds that have become orphaned and that cannot be returned to their nest and natural parents. We raise these tiny beings and care for them until they are self sufficient and can be released back to the ... read more

Project Leaders
Teresa (Terry) Whatley
Teresa (Terry) Whatley
Organization Information
P.O. Box 729
Lake Forest, CA 92609-0729
United States
Organization Information
P.O. Box 729
Lake Forest, CA 92609-0729
United States

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Jul 8, 2020
Please, Just Say NO! It Will Save Lives!
Many of the birds that are brought to us for rehabilitation are victims of situations that can be easily avoided. We ask that you please keep in mind that humans have the ability to save innocent...
Feb 27, 2020
Please Help Us Be Ready For A Busy 2020!
The numbers are in for 2019, and it was another busy year of helping birds of all kinds! We ended 2019 with having assisted 736 birds and 1 chinchilla during the year! Many of these birds were...
Dec 2, 2019
Meet Some Of Our Amazing Underdog Birds!
Avian Underdogs Rescue Association (AURA) is now completing our third full year as a nonprofit organization. We have suffered growing pains and paid our dues for those! We are extremely grateful to...
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