About Us

The Second Chance Bird Rescue was founded in May 2012 by Donna Costley for  the purpose of providing a loving rescue and sanctuary for homeless, unwanted and special needs parrots.  It is a small rescue here in Bend, Oregon on ten acres.  We have outdoor aviaries for the bigger birds to get them back to nature as best we can.  All the birds receive quality care along with rehabilitation and hopefully rehoming.  It is not a shelter, but a place designed for relinquished parrots to experience a normal life and with interaction, resulting in less stress when they are rehomed.  The flock experience greatly helps each bird to re-adjust from past issues and learn from each other, rediscovering joy and playfulness.


Our dedicated volunteers work tirelessly so that unwanted parrots can be surrendered to a rescue where they will receive the care and love they deserve.  We rehabilitate and rehome these birds with owners who are well educated on how to care for their companion parrot.  We have learned that supporting new companion "parrots" before, during and after the adoption process helps build confidence and nuture a solid relationship beween bird and owner.


If rehoming is not possible they are loved and cared for as long as they live.  If you would like you can become a sponsor for one of these parrots.


All our residents receive regular vet care, toys, attention, and a diet consisting of a variety of dry mixes and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.


A Note from Donna:

Birds – Birds – Birds Are My Life. The feathered friends that are surrendered have a special place in my heart. Some are abused, lonely, stressed, and need love, care and rehabilitation. Each bird has a personality and character of their own. These are loving birds needing a good home. Karrie Hathaway and I started this Bird Rescue & Rehab to provide a safe haven for unwanted birds and to connect these birds with a good home.


Support Second Chance Bird Rescue:


Those wishing to support Second Chance Bird Rescue can do so via numerous means. We accept monetary contributions, as well as toys and bird food. Please view the donate page for more information. You can also adopt a bird from SCBR. Those unable to adopt a bird can sponsor one of the birds in the rescue. Last, but not least, Second Chance Bird Rescue could use your help within the rescue. Those desiring to help first hand can complete the Volunteer Application and email

Things to consider:


  • Adoption provides a bird a second chance

  • Birds require regular avian veterinary care

  • Birds thrive on attention, and will do anything to get yours

  • Not all parrots talk!  While many may eventually learn to mimic or talk, it is not certain yours will

  • A parrot can live for 50 years and beyond; a pet that will require care for many years to come