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Del Mar, California 710 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, California 92014
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Free Flight Birds at Del Mar

Free Flight Birds

2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd, California | 858-481-3148
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Free Flight Aviary of Del Mar: feed & handle exotic parrots

Make unforgettable memories and new feathered friends by interacting with rare, exotic parrots at the Free Flight Aviary of San Diego County. Ideal for families, children, and bird enthusiasts, Free Flight is a hands-on bird sanctuary that re-socializes rare and endangered birds. Guided by aviary volunteers, you'll walk freely among the parrots in a tropical oasis of lush foliage. Feed rare blue-and-gold macaws and experience the intelligent curiosity of cockatoos. Unlike most aviaries, the goal of Free Flight is to strengthen human-parrot bonding, so feeding and handling its exotic residents is encouraged.


Prices - 

Adults (13+):$5, Children: $2

Hours - 

10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Closes two hours early on Wednesdays.)


  • Fundraising Events
  • Educational Lectures


  • Self-guided Tours
  • Guided Tours
  • Handling 
  • Feeding
  • Koi Pond


  • Can I feed the birds?

    Sure! Feeding and handling the exotic parrots of Free Flight is what makes the aviary unique. Not only is feeding the parrots the best way to make friends, it's also an important part of the sanctuary's goal to socialize the parrots with humans. Cups of bird food only cost 50 cents.
  • Do they offer guided tours?

    Yes. While volunteer docents are available to facilitate handling and feeding parrots, Free Flight also offers more in-depth guided tours for families and bird enthusiasts. Led by a knowledgeable staff member, a 15-minute tour costs $50 and includes admission for eight visitors, eight cups of food, and short lectures on each bird. A 30-minute tour cost $100. 

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