2020 CAMPAIGN PROJECT
"Outdoor Aviaries" and "Gardening for Children's & Education Program"
Our Devotion and Commitment are Continually Changing Parrots Lives
OUR CONTACT INFORMATION
Under My Wing Avian Refuge
1243 Rte 23 North
Wantage NJ 07461 US
Telephone: +1 973-702-7770
Paula's Cell +1 862-268-3059 (Emergencies Only)
Vested in assisting our at-risk young adult population through mentorship, Internships and apprenticeships
JOIN OUR VISION
ABOUT UNDER MY WING
Under My Wing Avian Refuge, exist to provide captive birds with individualized care, the companionship of a flock, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being and educating the public of the complex needs of parrots in captivity and the crisis facing them.
Under My Wing Avian Refuge AKA Under My Wing and UMWAR
Cause Area (NTEE Code)
Bird Sanctuary/Preserve (D32)
Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)
Animal Training, Behavior (D61)
”Our Existence Is of Paramount Importance to the Parrots' Lives and Well Being.”
This project calls for building several outdoor aviaries for the 100+ parrots, cockatoos, macaws, and other psittacines cared for at Under My Wing Avian Refuge . The aviaries will be built on our 10-acre wooded property creating an educational park, close to the birds' new building indoor living quarters. This will allow the birds to spend time in the fresh air and sunshine, and enjoy some free flight. Also, both the indoor and outdoor aviaries will be used for hands-on avian educational community programs for adults and youth as we are planning to add a garden .
Long-lived (20-80 years), many parrots outlast their owners, and many others are unwanted or unsuitable for adoption due to age, infirmity, or behavioral issues. Given the large number of long-lived parrots in the homes of an increasingly older US population, and the large number of those that are unwanted or considered unsuitable for re-homing, the need for safe havens to provide them with high-quality life-care is obvious, and our sanctuary must be ready for their anticipated arrival.
In working toward providing an even better environment for our birds, in 2018 the land adjacent to the birds new building, ground work began. This portion of the land is be used as the permanent site for the aviaries. In the spring of 2020, we will purchase the needed building materials, continue ground work. We need the involvement of the youth to groom them into caring for the longevity of the birds. We will begin year to recruit children, teens and adults to make this happen. In addition to in collaboration with Patchwork Pastures ( a local nonprofit organization EIN 83-3481467) in order to bring Recovery and Nature together though their Green Care Project Initiative. We plan to complete project within a year subject to weather and funds available to add installation of power sources, lighting, and water.
Over the long term, availability of of the green care garden and outdoor aviaries will provide health benefits and environmental stimulation for the birds, contributing to their general well-being and overall quality of life. For the general public, including adults, teens, and children, it is hoped that their hands-on involvement, the information shared at the educational park will result in improved companion-bird care, and that the children and young adults in particular, will learn compassion, empathy, and respect for all creatures, including birds.
Embracing with love the many wings
whose lives we transform.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US BRING OUR VISION TO LIFE!
CAMPAIGN 2020 TO EDUCATE AND BUILD
A community garden and educational resource center
A natural environment with an edible garden
Provide opportunities, for our underserved at-risk population
Visitor's path and sitting area
Outdoor bird aviaries
HELP US MAKE YET ANOTHER VISION COME ALIVE AND HELP US REACH YET ANOTHER PLATEAU
Bringing Recover and Nature Together and Going Green