Every Tuesday, Le Carrousel hosts macaws, eclectuses, parrotlets and more, as part of Meet the Birds. The tropical birds are there for fun; feel free to hold them, take pictures, or marvel at their colors. The birds are residents of the educational program at Arcadia Bird Sanctuary, a non-profit organization that rescues birds who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Birds can live to be well over 50 years old, with some even making it to 100 years old. This is a long time for a pet, and many outlive their owners. Arcadia provides an essential resource to the community, giving birds a permanent home.
Upon a recent visit to the park, Arcadia Director Terri Jones took some time to tell us about her organization's mission and her love of birds.
To learn more about Arcadia Bird Sanctuary, or to donate, please visit their website. Or feel free to simply enjoy the birds in the park, who will visit every Tuesday through the end of September. Stop by any time between 11:30am and 2pm.