Our Mission

Wind Over Wings provides educational programs featuring magnificent birds. This nonprofit is dedicated to cultivating curiosity, responsibility and appreciation of wildlife. The raptors in our care are unable to be released back to their natural environment due to injury. The parrots in our care serve as ambassadors for preserving and protecting exotic birds in the wild around the world.

Branwen ~ Common Raven
Cessna ~ Red-Shouldered Hawk
Woodstock ~ Blue-Throated Macaw
Asta ~ Saw-whet Owl
Zachariah ~ Raven
Cinnamon ~ Northern Saw-whet Owl
Zelda ~ Raven
Pippin ~ Northern Saw-whet Owl
Tanaraq ~ Harlan (subspecies of Red-tailed Hawk)
Queen Solomon ~ Great-horned Owl
Cedar ~ Northern Saw-whet Owl
Hutch ~ Umbrella Cockatoo
Tansy ~ Eastern Screech Owl
Loki ~ Raven

On a Wing and a Prayer

by Hope Douglas

Twenty-nine years ago when I founded Wind Over Wings, a newspaper article entitled “On a Wing and a Prayer” announced the birth of this nonprofit organization. Wind Over Wings and I are retiring together in 2018. The long flight of Wind Over Wings would not have been possible without wings, prayers, and you, people with compassion and commitment.

This is our last year of presenting environmental education programs with these magnificent birds. The fall will be spent obtaining approval by the federal government and state to transfer the birds to organization with whom I’ve worked and respected for years. The birds in our care have not only touched the hearts of the public but also nonprofit wildlife organizations who have stepped forward to provide their future home. While the birds are leaving us, they are going forward to continue their lives as ambassadors. They are strong, healthy and inquisitive. Many new generations of people will have the opportunity to share their lives. This sharing is a gift to both.

I would like to thank to our Board of Directors, volunteers, veterinarians, organizations who have given us these remarkable birds, donors, grantors, – couldn’t have been done without a wing and a prayer. I am left with the feeling I had when I started, a sense of wonder.



birdsInCare_homeMeet all the birds currently in our care, and read about their individual stories — from their personal rehabilitation journey to how they came to live with us.


Follow the birds and discover ways that education can make connections that lead to conservation and stewardship of our natural world — includes some incredible resources and books for teachers!


We hold regular public events, and they’re constantly changing. We’ll keep you apprised of them here along with any other events we think might interest you.


A wonderful gift for any occasion, all the birds currently in our care are up for adoption. We’ll provide you with a photo and bio of the bird you adopt!


Cancer is a disease that touches everyone — whether it’s a relative, co-worker or neighbor who’s been diagnosed. During these times, hearing survival stories can make all the difference.


We have created a fund to celebrate the memory of a loved one, and we call it the Teddy Fund. Donations made in a person’s memory will provide live bird programs for children with special needs.

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Make a difference in the lives of the birds in our care! Your tax-deductible donation supports the care and feeding of all the birds at Wind Over Wings. To learn more about each bird, please see BIRDS IN OUR CARE.