Wings Of The Smokies Foundation
There are more than 350 known species of parrots in the world, of these nearly 100 species are threatened in the wild. These species are declining in their natural habitat due to deforestation in the countries where they naturally occur. Due to their popularity as pets there is approximately 16 million parrots in homes in the United States. Because of the average life expectancy of a parrot which is from 40 to 80 years many outlive their owners.
- To provide a home for abused or neglected birds and a home for birds for whatever reasons.
- For the propagation of endangered or threatened species, to increase the numbers so that they do not become extinct like the Passenger Pigeon or Carolina Parakeet once native to the United States.
- Provide many educational opportunities for schools, scouting clubs, 4-H Clubs, Churches, Hospitals, institutions, and libraries
- A program designed to participate in the release of parrots back into their indigenous habitat as to increase the numbers where they are highly endangered.
- The Foundation serves as a research and educational model to the public-at-large, the veterinary medical community, the pet industry, humane animal welfare organizations and the aviculture community.
Your Donations Are Tax Deductible
The Wings Of The Smokies Foundation is 501(c)(3) avicultural and veterinary affiliated parrot welfare organization licensed by the State of Tennessee educational outreach, conservation, rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, long-term foster care, and sanctuary pertaining to the needs of Parrots.
Tax Identification 26-3803390