In February of 2002 N.W. Bird Rescue & Adoption Orphanage was founded by Christopher Driggins and his father, William M. Driggins.
N.W. Bird Rescue is a parrot welfare organization that provides for the complete physical, psychological and environmental well being of the parrots in the organization’s care.
We focus on the needs and welfare of orphaned exotic birds in Southwest Washington region and Portland Oregon metro areas.
N.W. Bird Rescue insures that the parrots remain in a sanctuary or in rehabilitation, and are placed into adoptive or foster homes for a forever match.
Our organization also provides sanctuary for all exotic birds that are that are not suitable for adoption or placement. These parrots will remain at NW Bird Rescue indefinitely and require ongoing food and vet bills. Sponsorship of these parrots is available to help offset the costs.
We maintain a special hospice area for elderly parrots as well as parrots that are mentally ill, maimed, extreme self mutilated parrots that need special around the clock care. Some of our clients specifically request that their parrot be placed in foster care or remain in permanent sanctuary.
All sanctuary parrots receive the same high level of care as the parrots available for adoption and foster care. Sanctuary birds are housed in species-specific rooms of our main facility and have access to outdoor flights, abundant enrichment, and psychological and environmental support on a daily basis.
The facilities provide: A safe haven for parrots that prefer not to interact with humans in a companion animal situation as well as those that need a new human companion and are available for adoption.
N.W.Bird Rescue offers a home for parrots with chronic disease with supportive care and a nurturance. Staff dedicated to meet the needs of the individual bird.
Educational programs that focus on some of the sanctuary birds’ specific needs or problems, indigenous habitats, conservation status, or social interaction to promote the parrot welfare.
N.W. Bird Rescue, Rescues: Parrots found in deplorable conditions or in danger either by the general public, the foundation itself, or by animal control officers. Parrots owned by owners who, because they were unable to provide a safe environment for the birds, turned the birds over to us.
Since 1999, Christopher Driggins has been placing exotic birds for free to the special needs and Handicapped individuals in our community.
Through the education of the public, proper legal documentation, extensive support services, and constant follow-up procedures, a bird welfare organization insures that whether the birds remain in a sanctuary, in rehabilitation, are placed into adoptive or foster homes, or released back to their natural habitat, that the birds are continually nurtured.
N.W.Bird Rescue defines “to rescue” is to bring a bird that is in an acute, life threatening situation or is in immediate need of assistance into a safe environment to be cared for by a knowledgeable and dedicated staff committed to improving the bird’s quality of life.
In October of 2019 NW Bird Rescue became NW Parrot Rescue. We now focus exclusively on Parrots.