Under My Wing Avian Refuge, a well known nonprofit organization in Sussex County, New Jersey for its most interesting history of an exotic birds sanctuary.
UMAWR is the first and only nonprofit Exotic Bird Sanctuary in Sussex County, New Jersey. Ideally located in the northwestern part of the state among the rolling hills of the Kittatiny Mountains, the sanctuary is less than 10 minutes from High Point State Park and less than 90 minutes from NYC.
Under My Wing Avian Refuge's priority and focus is the birds’ long term well being. Many of the relinquished birds are "Trade" (birds that have been passed around multiple times from home to home or from shelters and rescue organizations to new homes. Until someone with compassion for their frailty has brought the bird to our sanctuary.
UMWAR's uniqueness is their vision for the trade birds. The majority of parrots who have been traumatized from this experience become a permanent resident of UMWAR. Space is always an issue and some birds may be moved to a larger sanctuary where the concern for their future, trusting issues are minimized and finally cease to exist with stability, love and positive reinforcement.
UMWAR has no interest to gain recognition in the lofty number of adoptions. Leaving this victory to rescue organizations whose main function is to place birds in a home environment. Excellent permanent care is UMWAR’s primary goal.
Umwar's programs and community service allow parrots, animal shelters, exotic bird rescue organizations and exotic bird owners all across United States to benefit from their educational programs, activities and leadership.When one wishes to relinquish a bird the primary teaching has become a novelty to the general public who with confusing advertising had not or has lost the full understanding and the difference in rescue organizations work, and where their bird may benefit the best. Likewise, if one wished to adopt this guidance help individuals determine which organization may be their best choice to adopt a bird from.
UMWAR's adoptions are also very unique indeed. With respect for the few birds that have not been victims of trade; are blessed to have found their way to our sanctuary to find the best possible care. UMWAR with no doubt makes decisions about the placement of these birds to a new home with a careful, well-monitored, and time-consuming step, to assure that the birds will not ever become a victim to trade, and will have the optimal life and care they deserve.