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30 Years of Service
John Thomas Bradford

In Memory of John Thomas Bradford — click photo to read more


Established in 1989, then becoming THE NATION’S FIRST NON-PROFIT PARROT SANCTUARY IN 1994, we are celebrating our 30th ANNIVERSARY! Thank you for all of your support over these years.

The Tropics is Dedicated to Bird Welfare:
Serving as a refuge for long term care of orphaned, neglected, injured, handicapped, abused and unwanted breeder and pet birds. In addition, the rescue of raptors and the rehabilitation of songbirds and migratory birds. Read more about our mission here.



News from Mary
First let me introduce you to my newest handicapped bird, Sollie the Scarlet Macaw. She’s a DNA sexed female and has been here since July 10. She has neurological issues that I think are affecting her sight. It appears that she either can’t focus or has depth perception problems, or both. She is quite a Diva, tho, as the only food she will eat is, of course, Harrison’s the most expensive and hardest to find at good prices, but she gets it. She also loves home cooked food as a supplement.
Read Mary’s full letter here.


Critical need for donations now, please consider giving to help these birds.

We have many ways that you can give to help our feathered friends! You can donate directly to us by clicking the PayPal logo to the left, or you can make a donation though JustGive by clicking their logo below. You can also give while you are doing your regular shopping by using iGive. Read more about this by clicking their logo below. If you would prefer to send a check, the info is at the bottom of the page.

Please note, The Tropics is a 501(c)(3) organization, so all contributions you make are fully tax deductible!

Thanking you in advance for your gifts. THE TROPICS’ BIRDS!

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Camera man from one of our TV shows totally smitten by Orko!


Cameraman from Good Houskeeping Magazine with me and Rita the Macaw


Producer from another TV show with Orko