Phone: (858) 481-3148
Dog-Friendly: No Kid-Friendly: Yes
HOURS: Thursday-Tuesday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm // Wednesdays: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
From their website:
Established in 1981 as a boarding and breeding facility, Free Flight has evolved into a one of a kind exotic bird sanctuary where parrots and people connect. It was benefactor Dr. Robert F. Stonebreaker's vision to create a sanctuary for exotic companion birds that would provide a special and unique environment to raise community awareness and to encourage positive interaction with these birds. Contributing to our tropical ambience, the large pond with our friendly and beautiful koi was originally home to rescued flamingos who have since been successfully re-homed.
Free Flight became a 501 c 3 nonprofit in March of 2009. Less than a year later, we suffered a tremendous loss when Dr. Stonebreaker passed away suddenly. This tragedy inspired clients, colleagues, employees and family to be more determined than ever to continue to pursue his passion for all species of exotic birds.
Many parrots in need have come to Free Flight and we have found them great new homes. We have thrived in the last 6 years through grants, donations, memberships, programs and public and volunteer support.
VISION, GOALS, AND VALUES
Our vision is that Free Flight will become the preeminent sanctuary and community resource for the promotion and understanding of exotic birds and the human-animal bond.
Our goals are to re-socialize and rehome companion parrots and to educate the public about their complex mental, physical and emotional needs. We offer permanent sanctuary or re-homing depending upon what is in the best interest of each bird.
We value integrity in all of our dealings with people and their companion birds.