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Berkshire Bird Paradise Sanctuary

43 Red Pond Road
518-279-3801

History:

Peter Dubacher started the Berkshire Bird Paradise, a certified not for profit company back in 1972 as a "labor of love." It has grown into one of the largest bird sanctuaries in the country. The sanctuary has evolved into an outdoors educational institution, where students on field trips with their parents or on college internship programs can learn about birds. The sanctuary is also a small botanical garden with hundreds of plants and exotic flowers .We are constantly improving our grounds, with the help of great volunteers

We always welcome exotic plants that need a good home. we have heated enclosed areas to keep them healty through the long cold winters.



Reviews

Eric Meacham

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018
A tremendous amount of work to care for wounded birds and create a special habitat for them. Bill Naylor brought my Family there when our four daughters were small, now I can bring the next generation to see and understand the beauty of nature up close, my Grandson really loved the place. Please make an effort to visit, they need the financial support.

Brian Vlasak

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Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
Went to drop off an abandoned turkey chick we found in our yard, had no idea this place existed until then, but I wish I had known. The number and variety of birds they have is simply amazing. Talking with the owner I learned that he has been caring for birds for decades. I was most surprised by the enormous 3 story tall aviary cage. My daughter was amazed, and it is definitely worth a look.

Natty Coco

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Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
While I am thankful the birds at this place have a home these pictures do not show at all what it looks like there. It is very run down. During the visit D.E.C. was there. It was not a pleasant experience at all for children. There are multiple areas where rooster are allowed to run "free" the area is not very open and I had a rooster come up and attack me. I didn't want to scare the children I was with so I tried my best to run out of the caged area I was in and get them out without harm. I came out to try to find someone to let them know that they had a rooster loose in the caged area and what it did to me and I could not find anyone there. I eventually got through the entire place and saw all of the birds. It was did not feel like the birds were being taken care of the way they should. It was hard to see a lot of the birds the way they have it set up there was a lot of overgrown plants covering the cages. I feel like the people have a heart for animals and just do not have the resources they need to properly care for them. I really suggest if you go you wear closed toe shoes and no shorts so that if you did get attacked by a rooster you are protected. Also make sure to bring hand sanitizer there was none available there for you.

Navera Moritori

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Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
The idea behind this place is great however there are many, many, many areas where improvements need to be made. 😤 This place needs to be thoroughly examined by someone who knows what to look for.

Ann Calabro

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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
Nice selection of animals, if a bit crowded. Constant construction being done to house the ever growing collection.

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