We are one of the largest Bird Sanctuaries in the country with over 1000 birds and almost 100 different species. About 40% are permanently disabled and will be here for the rest of their lives

NY Bird Rescue for Golden Eagles, American Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Owls, Hawks, NYC Chickens and Pigeons, ,

Welcome to Berkshire Bird Paradise Sanctuary! and Botanical gardens  Since 1975

We just set up educational programs for schools to visit our sanctuary Call Peter for details (518) 279-3801

Mission Statement
The Berkshire Bird Paradise Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary for disabled and injured birds. We strive to give them a safe haven to live thrive and rehabilitate as best they can. We are dedicated to educating people to recognize the beauty of Nature's world which surrounds our busy lives. We are all part of the web of life and all life is precious.

 

 

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Be part of this good work, become a member today.


I thought Peter's work was important enough to donate my time and services to design, host, maintain, and market this web site since 1998.
Thank you,
Rolf Hansen webmaste
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Directory:

PayPal

Afghan Eagle Rescued by US Fighters

Mitch the Eagle

2005 Baby Eagles

2003 Baby Eagles

Contact

History


Wish List


Programs

Bird Watching

Memberships

Visit our
Friends

What's New


Free Bird pictures

Eagle chick

Banding Eaglet

Release facility

Bald Eagles

First National
Pigeon Day


Falcons

NY Times Story

Golden Eagle rescue

Baby Golden Eagle

Video page

Bird Articles

Bird Flu Articles

Please help!
Be part of this good work, become a member today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 2014

Please watch this beautiful video of Peter and the history of the Berkshire Bird Sanctuary.
This video was photographed by a professional outfit that volunteered there services.

Click bottom right square button to enlarge. >

Please watch the video and hit like button, that really helps us get more exposure.

it would be great if you put it on your facebook page.

by (Feather's of Hope author) Barbara Chepaitis & Steve Sawicki

and by An Upstate Independent Filmmaker's Productions

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January 2014

So far it has not been a kind winter with some of the coldest temperatures ever. We are keeping the birds warm with many cords of wood and a lot of sweat..


Snow Hawk

August 20, 2013

Our New Welcome Center and the Puffy Memorial Aviary.

We are excited about plans for our new welcome center and the Puffy Memorial Aviary.

A series of phased innovations intended to educate people young and old about the unsung rock dove (Pigeon)


Copyright Dave Sadowsky Architect

• Phased master plan
• Spherical form allows visitors to conceptually occupy the same space as the birds.
• Retractable enclosure
• Passive solar thermal control with trombe wall
• Wind powered electricity
• On site stone to create habitat
• Locally cut lumber for use in form work
• Re-hab adjacent gambrel roof barn (Phase 2)
• Local cut lumber for park benches throughout

Mission Statement:
Caring for wounded birds is not a selfless act, it restores our sense of purpose. The Berkshire Bird Paradise is as much a refuge for its human visitors as it’s animal counterparts. Many of the inhabitants living at the Berkshire Bird Paradise are brought by people who understand the satisfaction and gratification of helping a creature in need. Rock Doves in particular have always been welcomed at the Berkshire Bird Paradise, they take their place alongside eagles and other rare birds as part of the natural world of flight.

Puffy Memorial Aviary (click to download PDF) Pigeon-memorial >>

Read about our first Nation Pigeon Day!

 

May 2, 2013

Author Barbara Chepaitis has publish a new book

Saving Eagle Mitch

One Good Deed in a Wicked World
Saving Eagle Mitch

This is the second book about Mitch the eagle. Her first book is Feathers of Hope, also available on Amazon and Barns and Nobles books online.

These books are about a wounded Afghan Eagle rescued by Navy Seals and the trials and tribulations of bringing him to Berkshire Bird Paradise, We loved this book.

You can buy it here,  http://www.sunypress.edu/

Summary: First Chapter

When a Navy SEAL and former Army Ranger rescue a wounded eagle in war-torn Afghanistan, a writer learns what it can take to do one good deed in a seemingly wicked world.

In the spring of 2010, as the world’s economy faced a potential meltdown and the United States tried to win one war and maneuver its way out of another, one lone Steppe Eagle, shot down on a firing range in Afghanistan, faced problems of his own. Fortunately, help was available from former Army Ranger Scott Hickman and his buddy, Navy SEAL Greg Wright, who took him in and gave him the healing he needed. They named him Mitch.

It wasn’t long, though, before they realized they had to find Mitch a safer home than the war zone they were in. Through the strange synchronicities of time, place, and the Internet, they got in touch with the one man just crazy enough to try to help—Pete Dubacher, founder of the Berkshire Bird Paradise, in upstate New York. Dubacher, in turn, enlisted the aid of Barbara Chepaitis, who was just celebrating the release of her book Feathers of Hope, about Pete and his bird sanctuary. Thinking it would be an easy task, she quickly agreed to help, but she soon found out that although saving an eagle might seem like a no-brainer, there were plenty of people ready to tell her it couldn’t be done.

Faced with a host of bureaucratic and regulatory obstacles, Chepaitis soon found herself cold-calling the White House and the Department of State, while simultaneously utilizing Internet media, the press, and social networks to try to accomplish one good deed in a world that looked more wicked every day. Along the way, she learned a great deal about the nature of personal power, as well as the nature of institutions that usually present themselves as faceless and indifferent to individual needs.

Saving Eagle Mitch offers a unique view into what happens when matters of the heart come into conflict with rules and regulations, and offers hope for the possibility that one person can make a difference in a troubled and confusing world. Inspirational and full of grit and fire, the book explores not only what needs to be done, but why such seemingly small acts of grace are necessary to create a larger good.

“When Barbara Chepaitis contacted my office and asked for assistance to save an eagle in Afghanistan, it was certainly unusual. But after listening to her recount the rescue of Mitch the Eagle by US Navy SEALs, and how much it would mean to our brave service members to ensure his safety, I knew I had to help. And I could think of no better permanent home for Mitch than in the Berkshire Bird Paradise in upstate New York. From the State Department, to USDA, to the Fish and Wildlife Service, we enlisted multiple agencies to make this happen. And like the Navy SEALs who protected Mitch, it was teamwork that forged our success. We know our military is brave, but Mitch reminds us of their compassion, too.” — Senator Charles E. Schumer

Barbara Chepaitis is the Fiction Director for the Western State College of Colorado’s graduate program in creative writing. She is the author of many books, including Feathers of Hope: Pete Dubacher, the Berkshire Bird Paradise, and the Human Connection with Birds, also published by SUNY Press. She lives in Altamont, New York.


You can buy it here,  http://www.sunypress.edu/

http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5702-saving-eagle-mitch.aspx

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April 8, 2013

This is the follow up video of Mango the Green Aracari Toucanete. This is his new friend Papaya an 8 month old Toucanete She is doing fine and is very calm and content. these birds come from Central and South America. These birds are funny and have strange ideas about shoe laces, Mango is just wild about them

Liz's Lizards


Elizabeth Dubacher and her reptile friends, some have been rescued. Chameleons, Beared Dragon, and a Monitor Lizard that will get to grow 3 feet long, they are just a part of the creature list she cares for.


African Grey Parrots

This is a short video with Peter and his daughter Elizabeth with two 6 week old African Grey Parrots.

Peter received two African Grey Parrots from an elderly couple that could no longer care for them.They had a surprise one day when they found these two babies in there cages.

We will be putting up three more videos in few days of baby Emus, Hedgehogs and a pair of Tucanettes.

   

Mango Arrives at the Berkshire Bird Paradise.

A green Aracari Toucannete is very striking. This was photographed under the enclosure so the colors are not as bright as they should be.


This bird is very friendly, spunky and loves people. Watch this short video of Mango.

Funny Bird Video


Please watch the video and hit like button, that really helps us get more exposure.

it would be great if you put it on your facebook page.

 


Banding Our Eaglet in preperation to releasing it into the Upstate New York wilderness.

Our American Bald Eagle chick is getting her bling.

Please watch the video and hit like button, that really helps us get more exposure.

it would be great if you put it on your facebook page.

 

We have a new American Bald Eaglet! It is about 6 weeks old, here's a few photos.

It is doing fine and seems quite healthy, We feed it the best all natural food we can find.

We'll keep you updated.

American bald eagle baby  
Peter with the new 2011 bald Eaglet 
Peter with baby eagle
      Six week old 2011 American Bald Eaglet

American disabled Bald Eagle
Injured American Bald Eagle living active productive lives. Very productive!
This is the father of the baby Bald Eagles.

Bald Eagle parent

Mother eagle not too happy with me photographing her nest.


Peter Nye congratulating Pete Dubacher on the success of raising two baby American Bald Eagles "Nye said" they look real healthy and strong.
Please help us by adding a link to this page or post something on your blogs. Thank you so much.
3 baby bald eagles
Three baby American bald Eagles born in May 2007
Peter Dubacher and Ward Stone in 2005 with two young Bald Eagles
Peter Dubacher and Ward Stone in 2005 with two young American Bald Eagles Born at the sanctuary
They were released at a facility in Vermont.
Read the Berkshire Eagle article

 

We are located in Grafton, NY
Mailing Address
Berkshire Bird Paradise

43 Red Pond Road

Petersburgh, New York 12138
(518) 279-3801

Peter Dubacher, Director,: Email us

Peter does not have a computer, a volunteer will answer your email.
If it's urgent, Please call Peter direct.

Come Visit! This is a very unique and wonderful place for the whole family.

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Emus at the sanctuary
Photo by Rolf Hansen

This looks like a giant Emus, they are not that big
I took the photo with the camera on the ground.

New, We just received some Victorian Crown Pigeons, They are almost as big as turkeys
Victorian Crown Pigeions
Photo by:Saul Aronson

Admission:
Adults: $8, Children: $5
We do have a group rate of $5 per person
We don't have funding just our admission fee to
help feed and care for our birds

> educational programs for schools <

Hours:
We will open Memorial Day weekend
until the end of October

We are open from 9:am to 5:pm seven days a week from
mid May to the end of October, depending on the weather.

Directions:
Take Rt2 east or west, until you get to Grafton, NY
Just 3 miles east of Grafton State Park, turn on Babcock Lake Road by the elementary school. take Babcock Lake road a mile of so, then turn right on to Red Pond Road follow the signs and you're there.
 

Please help!
 We have taken in so many injured and unwanted birds
100% of the funding goes to food heating and care of our birds.
There are no paid employees, just volunteers.

We get so many requests for help everyday, but very little support.
We would appreciate Any suggestions?

Please bookmark this page and tell a friend about this site!
(It's a great way to help support us)

Even better put a link on your site or My Space to birdparadise.org

Here's a link:(just copy and paste this code)

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We are located in Grafton, NY
Mailing Address
Berkshire Bird Paradise

43 Red Pond Road

Petersburgh, New York 12138
(518) 279-3801

Peter Dubacher, Director,: Email us
Peter does not have a computer, a volunteer will answer your email.

If it's urgent, Please call Peter direct.

Come Visit! This is a very unique and wonderful place for the whole family.

Please visit our Friends This site donated and maintained by
Surfwiz.com
Fun, Photography and unique gifts.
Save the Date Wedding Magnets.

Thank you for visiting Berkshire Bird Paradise Sanctuary. We hope to see you soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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