Zaksee Parrot Sanctuary was established for one reason only, to “provides a loving home for parrots that truly need us”. We cannot do that without your help.


Kindness, caring and compassion is what our Zaksee Parrot Sanctuary is all about. We are here for parrots that really need a loving home. We have a safe haven for parrots that can live the remainder of their days in a loving environment. Our aviaries are extremely spacious which allows our parrots to fly freely and use those big beautiful wings extensively.

Zaksee Parrot Sanctuary was established for one reason only, to “provides a loving home for parrots that truly need us”. Zaksee Parrot Sanctuary is located on well over 200,000 square feet, surrounded by rolling streams of fresh water and luscious greenery. The ambiance of our sanctuary is breath taking. Each and every bird on this property receives our undivided attention.

We are not about numbers but all about providing each parrot the attention they so desperately deserve. We do have an extensive waiting list, however, those parrots requiring our immediate attention, we will truly try to accommodate.



The volunteer opportunities are flexible and work with your availability. A minimum twice monthly 2-hour shift is required, except for special events and maintenance volunteers.

Adults Ages 18+ Avian Care And Socialization:

Duties include cage cleaning, yard cleanup, feeding the birds, and helping visitors socialize with the birds.

Sanctuary Maintenance:

Help with repairs, yard work and miscellaneous tasks.

Special Events:

Volunteers help with marketing and setting up fundraising events, summer programs and community engagement events as well as working the events.

High School And College Internships:

Internships are typically 8-16 hours a week for a 2-6 month period to meet the desired outcome. Internships focus on 3 areas: animal husbandry in a sanctuary setting, public interaction and education.

Community Agency Partnerships Opportunities:

Zaksee Parrot Sanctuary works with local agencies that give individuals opportunities to volunteer in order to gain job skills.


Specific Bequest

You can name the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary as the direct beneficiary of a stated amount of money, a particular piece of property, or a stated percentage
of your estate.

Residuary Bequest

You can designate that the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary to receive all or a portion of the remainder of your estate once all specific bequests to family and friends have been satisfied.

Contingent Bequest

Often, individuals provide that assets should go to family members or friends. However, it is important to provide for a contingent beneficiary to receive assets in case your named individual beneficiaries do not survive you. There is no limit on the amount you can leave to the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary or to other charitable organizations through your will. Legal designation for gifts that will take effect after your lifetime, the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary should be named as:

Use Of Gifts

Leaving your gift unrestricted allows us to allocate funds where they are most needed. However, if you wish to direct your bequest towards the conservation efforts for a particular parrot species or to a specific project please add the following phrase to the wording recommended above: “To be used to further the purposes of the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary in the conservation efforts for:____”.

Because of the complexity of estate planning, it is important that your attorney or notary structures your estate and writes your will to best carry out your wishes. The Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary cannot act as executor of a donor’s estate. Some people may name the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary in their wills and never let us acknowledge their invaluable support. If you complete your will and include the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary, please share this with us. It will aid us in our planning efforts and ensure your funds are utilized to their best intent. We also feel strongly about expressing our gratitude to those supporters who have remembered the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary in such a generous way. As applicable laws will vary by region, the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary further recommends seeking appropriate legal council regarding any changes or alterations.


We are located in the Tampa, Florida area and request you contact us for appointments for your visit. We do encourage you to visit if possible when considering placing your parrot into our sanctuary. We also encourage you to contribute in any way possible. Financially or by volunteering. Volunteers make a difference in this world!




Zaksee is a 501(c)(3) designated not-for-profit charity. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division Of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

Every dollar helps and 100% of your donation is tax deductible and goes directly for the rescue, rehab, a forever home. While allowing the birds to have the freedom to be a parrot and to fly again.