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World Bird Sanctuary

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125 Bald Eagle Ridge Rd, Valley Park, MO 63088-2036
+1 636-225-4390
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Teaching people and caring for injured birds

Lovely little sanctuary that cares for injured birds and those retired from zoos and such. It's a... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Johanna H
,
Murphysboro, Illinois
Nicely done

This sanctuary gives you a chance to see some magnificent birds up close. The setting is lovely and... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
MichiganTravelwriter
,
Michigan
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“bald eagles” (22 reviews)
“lone elk park” (22 reviews)
“on display” (12 reviews)
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125 Bald Eagle Ridge Rd, Valley Park, MO 63088-2036
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+1 636-225-4390
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Lovely little sanctuary that cares for injured birds and those retired from zoos and such. It's a nice walk through all the cages, and most of the signage is good and educational. They have several bald eagles, many types of owls, and even a condor....More

Thank Johanna H
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This sanctuary gives you a chance to see some magnificent birds up close. The setting is lovely and all they ask for is a voluntary donation. You can view the exhibits alone or on a tour. Signs give info about each bird's story and about...More

1  Thank MichiganTravelwriter
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We attended our first World Bird Sanctuary program when my children were todllers. They loved seeing the birds up close and learning about them. Fast forward 10 years and my son has chosen to benefit World Bird Sanctuary for his Eagle Scout project! World Bird...More

2  Thank renkeyd
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Very interesting and worthwhile. This place is doing a good job with injured birds. I spoke with one of the workers, they were going to send two baby cranes back to a preserve in a couple of weeks. I would go back to see the...More

1  Thank auggiemctavish
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

It was interesting, there were just lots of screaming kids. Kids running screaming at the birds, screaming at each other.

Thank Tracy P
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Don't miss out!! This is well worth the stop. We got there about 10 minutes before closing due to crazy road construction but that worked in our favor. We were able to see the birds outside of their habitats as they were being taken in...More

1  Thank MrsWhite2011
Management response:Responded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I found a baby barred Owl about six weeks old that had an injury to its back and wing. I took it in to care for it and then release it. It was doing fine and recovering but it's wing was a little limp. It...More

Thank Sheri C
Management response:Responded 2 June 2017

Professional examination showed that this bird had an open fracture which eventually killed the wing tissues and vessels. The bone was dry and dead - which means it was not a new injury and had been left uncared for for some time. This fact is...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

We stopped here on our way to Lone Elk Park. As we pulled up, I noticed that there was wood EVERYWHERE (the grass was even covered in wood chips). As I left the car, I was greeted by a wasp and I knew this place...More

Thank jersharocks
Management response:Responded 9 June 2017

We admit there is a lot of wood on our grounds - we are set on 305 acres in the middle of a hardwood oak forest. The wood mulch is normal landscaping material. Wasps, other insects, small mammals and wild birds are natural to our...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had a great time here. It is easy to find. The birds are all injured or sick some how and these people are making them health again. They also put on presentations but, the day we were there that was not happening. Still a...More

Thank TopwaterBass
Management response:Responded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

WBS has expanded considerably since I was there last several years ago. A wide variety of birds, some of whom are being rehabbed but many of whom have some issue which prevents them from being released. Neat to see that many of the flight cages...More

Thank clvier1
Management response:Responded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

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