Support Birds in Flight Sanctuary
Whether you donate once or regularly, you will be helping us rescue wildlife in need, provide lifesaving treatment, and the care, nutrition and rehabilitation necessary for them to return to the wild.
We do not receive any state, federal or county money. All funding is from private donors.
Birds in Flight Sanctuary is licensed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Ohio Division of Wildlife.
Thank you to our donors and supporters!
Other Ways to Donate
NAME BiFS AS A
Naming BiFS as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy or other asset is an easy way to support our work. Setup can be as simple as filling in an online form. Dedicated software will walk you through the process.
IN YOUR WILL
A gift in your will or living trust extends your help for ill and injured wildlife—and often allows you to make an even bigger impact than you ever thought possible. Whether you give a set amount or a percentage of your estate, you will be making a difference to wildlife in need.
A donor advised fund (like a charitable savings account) gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often you donate to BiFS. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.
If you’re looking for a tax-smart way to lend your support, consider a gift of appreciated securities. When you give appreciated stock, mutual funds, or bonds that you’ve owned for more than one year, you can avoid capital gains tax and receive a charitable income tax deduction when you itemize.
For that Special Moment
- You will receive a 5×7 photo of the bird just before it is released, a certificate of release, and a letter explaining why the bird was brought to the sanctuary.
- Release Cost: $200
- Please allow 4 weeks for delivery of certificate and photo.
Want to Help a Specific Type of Bird?
The donation for the group you chose will fund the veterinary care and feeding of that specific group while they are at the sanctuary. We rehabilitate hundreds of birds annually, and each of them needs the support of donors like you to fly free once again. As a Donor Club member, you will receive:
- 5×7 Photograph of a bird currently being rehabilitated in the group you choose.
- Certificate suitable for framing.
- Donor recognition on our website.
Great Horned Owl
Great Blue Heron
ENDANGERED OR THREATENED BIRDS
Have Fun While Raising Funds for Wild Birds and Animals in Need!
Host a fundraiser to celebrate your birthday, promotion, anniversary, a holiday or other special occasion. Set up a run, a bake sale, an office outing, a silly competition – any event where people gather to have fun can be a fundraiser. Let your imagination go wild!
Extend the benefits by creating a fundraising page where your attendees can donate online. Whether they attend your event or contribute online, they can feel good about helping creatures in need.
Contact us for details.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
For those times when someone who discovers an animal in need can’t safely drive them to our facility, you step in as the first responder and “ambulance driver”.
Share your knowledge with the public about wildlife and their habitats at our educational events or on the trails of our property.
If answering rescue calls, fundraising and paperwork is your cup of tea, come help us with our administrative duties.
Call us at 330 652 3381 or email us to find out how you can join our team of wonderful volunteers.
ADOPT A RESCUE
Become an adoptive parent and support the care and feeding of one of our raptors. These are birds that have been treated but are not able to be released back into the wild and require care at the sanctuary permanently.
Choose an adoptee from the list below and you will receive:
- A beautiful color 5″ x 7″ photograph of “your” bird.
- A personal biography explaining how “your” bird came to the sanctuary.
- A Certificate of Adoption suitable for framing.
- Donor recognition on our website.
Adoptions are $50 per month.
To adopt a bird just click the “Adopt” button under their name. Your donation will be debited monthly from your credit/debit card via PayPal.
Adoptions make a great gift for that special bird lover in your life.
Remember the birds on birthdays, anniversaries and holidays.
SPONSOR A CAGE
Help build our new facility by sponsoring a rehabilitation or education cage. We will display a plaque with your name(s), business(es) or memorial of a loved one on the exterior of the rehabilitation building that is visible to the public. And you’ll receive a gift from the Birds in Flight family.
REHABILITATION FLIGHT CAGE
- 500 sf flight cages for injured or sick animals that are rehabilitated and eventually released back into the wild.
- Can house anything from rabbits to bald eagles.
- 38 cages available.
- Cost to sponsor: $17,000.
- 435 sf octagonal cages for our education ambassadors who cannot be released back into the wild due to injury.
- Cages are visible to the public during sanctuary tours.
- Sponsor may pick which of our residents it houses.
- 20 cages available. Cost to sponsor: $10,000.
Call us at 330 652 3381 or email us for more information.
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We have a long list! Our rescues’ needs are many — animal care items, food, building, medical and office supplies, equipment and more.
Mr. Clean (Multi-Purpose Liquid Cleaner Meadows & Rain)
The Mr. Clean Original Magic Erasers
White duct tape
Hand scrub brushes (some small and round)
5 gallon plastic buckets
American Wood moulding 36″ or longer x 1″ & 2″ wood round dowel
Tractor Supply gift cards
Western Reserve farm cooperative Cortland, Ohio gift cards
Home Depot gift cards
Fortex round feeder bowls (3gal & 17 gal)*
Tuff Stuff bowls (26 gal)*
Rubber bowls all sizes*
Old or new towels (no holes or fraying)
Cedar animal bedding
Starbar® Captivator® Fly Trap*
Plastic storage boxes all sizes (used for storage & water bowls for baby ducks)
Carabiners (must lock into ring)
Para cord 550 (300 feet)
Astro turf (wrapping perches)
Dawn dish soap (oil soaked birds)
White heat lamp bulbs
Gift certificate from Mikes Falconry
*Found at Tractor Supply
Ink (Brother MFC-5890cn Color 3 pack and high yield black)
Producers Pride rabbit food (50 lbs.)
DuMOR Poultry Feed crumbles (50 lbs.)
Corn (whole and cracked)
Black oil sunflower seeds
Wild bird seed
Peanuts (Birds and Squirrels)
Dried meal worms (for our juvenile birds)
A/D cat food (feeds our nestling birds and very sick raptors)
Esbilac/KMR Powder large size (feed our nursing mammals)
Window fans (keeps animals cool)
TREATED LUMBER ONLY
Crafted Products Garden Fence-Pro Pack** (6 kits needed)
FARMGARD 100 ft. x 72 in. Horse Fence** (400 feet)
YARDGARD 1-3/4 in. x 3-1/2 in. x 6-1/2 ft. T-Post ** (50 posts)
2” river gravel
35 foot eaves spout
Syringes 3-20 cc
Needles (all size gauges)
Gauze (2×2, 4×4)
Vet wrap (2” and 4”)
Any orthopedic tools
Antibacterial hand soap
Wheelbarrows large capacity (3 needed)
Facility vehicle small for long food drives (good on gas)
Rakes (large & small)
Rubber gloves heavy duty large
Grass seed for shade & sun (HIGH traffic bird area)
Rodent-proof bulk food storage (50 Gal)
Bungee cords (A LOT)
Zip strips (A LOT)
Tarps (10×10 and larger)
Weed eater 4 stroke engine