In recognition of our 20th year of rescuing birds, Mickaboo is striving to improve our operations.  We want to streamline our adoption process, and to increase the rate of adoption of our wonderful birds.  Far too many birds have needed rescue over the past few years, and Mickaboo has tried to accept them all.  As a result, our flock is at an all time high.  We will, therefore, be taking in fewer birds in order to continue to take in those birds that need us the most - birds that have no place, no home, no refuge. We never forget that we make a lifelong commitment to the well being of them all - from the tiny finches to the biggest macaws.

To all of you visiting our website - please look around.  If you are thinking about adding a bird to your home, please consider adoption.  Mickaboo will help you learn about birds, and about how to live happily with a bird. We are committed to helping you find the best feathered companion for your life and your family.

As you will find on this website, we have a lot of beautiful birds, all sorts of species, and we are renewing our 20-year commitment to finding them homes.

Mickaboo is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #94-3286344) based in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Mickaboo is an all-volunteer virtual organization, meaning we are a network of volunteers with no central physical location. Our basic goal is to rescue parrots and other commonly domesticated companion birds who have been neglected, abused, injured or surrendered to us because their owners can no longer care for them. To accomplish this goal, we do the following:

  • Provide medical care and safe, healthy, foster homes for the rescued birds we take in.
  • Take in and rehabilitate injured or sick conures from the San Francisco "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” flock.
  • Find and educate quality adoptive homes for the birds in our foster care
  • Inform avian caregivers on the most current standards of care via our free classes, online resources, and consultations.
  • Educate the public about the tragedies of overpopulation, and encourage them to adopt, not buy or breed birds.

Mickaboo is always looking for energetic, responsible volunteers to become foster parents and to help us rescue 300 to 400 birds every year, including helping with administration, education, fostering, public relations, technical support, and even simple one-day tasks such as bird and cage transport or staffing our adoption fairs.

We gladly accept donations.  Over 95% of the financial support we receive goes to providing direct care for our birds.

Don’t breed, don’t buy... adopt a rescued bird!

Many have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it.
You remain responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
    -Antoine de Saint Exupery
If you would like to make a donation to help with our expenses, you may do so here via Network for Good, or by sending a check to P.O. Box 697, San Jose, CA 95106-0697. For more options, see also Donate.
If you have a healthy, socialized bird that needs a new home, please read our tips on
Finding Your Bird a New Home.

Thank you for visiting our site. We hope you'll support us in helping these amazingly special birds.