Under My Wing Avian Refuge
1243 Rte 23 North
Wantage NJ 07461 US
Email: info@undermywing.org
Telephone: +1 973-702-7770


We can only do what we do with your support and we offer a variety of opportunities. Get Involved and Join Us!

You can help us do what we do for exotic birds, our community and the future of both animals and humans. Come, get involved and make an impact in the avian community. It is with your support that life changing begins with doing something good.

A phenomenal opportunity is to act on your concern, passion and motivation and to embrace the tasks at hand for the winged children who found themselves in a life where freedom and the ability to fly in the open sky is no longer their option. For captured, neglected and abused birds food and water is only served when someone pays attention to this need. 

Chances are for many parrots someday may not have enough people to give them the attention they so deserve nor the interaction to help them socialize with humans. Let's together make a difference in their life.

Come, and bring your kind, loving self to touch the life of parrots who so much desire to be loved and cared for.

Together we have made a difference. Let's not stop now!

Since our beginnings in 2007, we at Under My Wing Avian Refuge have been working to provide the best care possible for the parrots in our charge. However, the work we do would not be possible without the continued efforts of our volunteers and the financial contributions of caring individuals who understand the struggles of unwanted and abused birds and want to contribute to their welfare with love from afar.

When you become a Supporting Member, you join a special circle of caring and compassionate people who help us provide proper food, housing, veterinary care, life-enrichment items, etc.

A Supporting Member is one who sustains the parrots lives and assure an optimal quality of life for them
expand our community outreach activities (eg, educational programs and workshops for school children and organizations such as Boy and Girl Scouts; opportunities to perform mandated community service) strengthen our role as advocates for responsible parrot ownership (eg, by educating potential and current parrot owners about the expected longevity, and the physical, psychological, and social needs of the birds)

As a Supporting Member, you would also have the opportunity to communicate with staff members, volunteers, and other owners to address any questions you may have about your own bird, to share your knowledge and experiences and to offer suggestions as to how we may better serve the parrots here at Under My Wing.

A Supporting Member will need to volunteer at the refuge for 1 year prior to becoming a Voting Board Member.

Members who wish to become a Voting Member are required to Volunteer a minimal of 30 to 35 Hours per week. 

$100 for individuals aged 18 to 59
$75 for same-household individuals aged 18 to 59
$50 for seniors (individuals age 60 or older)

Children under 16 years of age are exempt from a membership fee.




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
Foundation Type: General, charity-Section 509(a)(2) Sub-section Code 501(c)(3) 
EIN 26-1470517
NAICS code: 12190 Nature Parks and Other Similar Institutions
SIC code info: 8422 Botanical and Zoological Gardens and 7999 Amusement and Recreation, NEC 
Cause activity of the organization: Bird Sanctuary/Preserve, Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs), Animal Training, Behavior 

Embracing with love the many wings 
whose lives we transform.


Join us by physically attending our Monthly Enrichment workshop where we assemble toys and create an enriched environment for the birds. Workshop is held once a month. Workshop time varies between 3-6 hrs.

Donate Toy Parts Toward Our 2021 Workshop Weekends! Under My Wing Avian Refuge Birdie's Enrichment Workshop will be held the third weekend of each month. Please make sure donated toy parts will arrive by the 15th of each month. 

For those who cannot attend and wish to participate please send a donation to purchase items used such as bird part toys or visit our Wish List.

We offer volunteer opportunities to individuals and interns who wish to contribute to our cause.

Volunteer's have the opportunity to earn a Tax Deduction for time spent helping our cause. Tasks will be honored at a dollar hourly rate payable in Tax Deduction Time toward the current year volunteers work. Along with your travel time and travel expense this can be a hefty amount that adds up quickly in a year and we are glad to see our volunteers take advantage of this opportunity. 

Volunteers and interns have the opportunity to learn, through “hands on” experience, the complex operations involved in running a sanctuary for exotic birds. Additionally, they become knowledgeable about many species of parrots, their unique personalities, and most importantly, the proper care of the individual species.

High and Middle School students of our community can enroll with us to fulfill the community service hours required by their schools. The students who do this are generally amazed to learn about animals that they might otherwise never interact with. Many of them have used exotic birds knowledge and experience as a subject for school reports based on the hands-on knowledge and experience they have gained here at the refuge. We also have had a few art and photography students who with permission have used our bird's and facility for their projects.

To minor offenders in our community it's an opportunity not only to fulfill their required community service hours but many of these individuals have learned service, love and compassion in a greater level.