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.
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.
BIRDS IN OUR CARE
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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!