THANK YOU FOR HELPING US BRING OUR VISION TO LIFE!
The Work Behind Our New 40' x 80' Building Construction was Completed in 2017
Embracing with love the many wings
whose lives we transform.
MAKE YET ANOTHER VISION COME ALIVE AND HELP US REACH YET ANOTHER PLATEAU
INVEST IN OUR VISION
AN EDUCATIONAL PARK
BIRD EDIBLE GARDEN
VISITOR'S SITTING AREA THROUGHOUT
(Providing we receive funding in 2020 we envision this project to be completed in the summer of 2021)
”Our Existence Is of Paramount Importance to the Parrots' Lives and Well Being.”
Our Devotion and Commitment are Continually Changing Parrots Lives
As we continue with our development plan to improve, expand to build and grow.
We need your participation by promoting, sponsoring, or investing in this exciting growth and permanent projects.
Please contact Paula N Ashfield for further details at 973-702-7770
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)
2020 CAMPAIGN PROJECT
"Outdoor Aviaries" and "Gardening for Children's Education Program"
OUR HISTORY AND TIMELINE
In December 2018 Under My Wing has begun ground work to allow additional area in preparation to build outdoor aviaries and garden.
Creating an Educational Park for years to come.
We were able to begin this project utilizing funds received from the DJ & T Foundation Board of Directors who awarded Under My Wing $100,000
We are very grateful that The DJ & T Foundation Animal Welfare Grant determination found
Under My Wing Avian Refuge doing outstanding work to enhance the lives, rights and well-being of the animal population.
This grant is being used wisely for growth and expansion of our sanctuary and its operation .
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)
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 2019, 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. 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 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, in particular, will learn compassion, empathy, and respect for all creatures, including birds.