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Free Flight Birds


Free Flight is an exotic bird sanctuary in Del Mar. Their mission is to share and teach the passion of aviculture by providing a sanctuary that saves, nurtures, rehabilitates, and places the birds in good care into their ideal environment. Patrons, visitors, and staff have the opportunity to discover exotic birds, while acquiring valuable tools that allow them to apply their knowledge and love of birds in many diverse lifelong pursuits.

Established in 1981 as a boarding and breeding facility Free Flight has evolved into a one of a kind exotic bird sanctuary where birds and people interact. It has been Dr. Robert Stonebreaker’s passion since 1989. His love for birds started at the age of 7 and he continued to engage in his life-long dream of creating that perfect sanctuary for all exotic birds. He committed his entire career to providing a special and unique environment that would create awareness and encourage public interaction with these exotic birds. Many birds have come to Free Flight and have been given a chance to find a new life and that special home. Free Flight is adjacent to Stonebreaker’s Animal and Bird Hospital of Del Mar.

Free Flight will be a state of the art open house sanctuary for all species of exotic birds.

FreeFlight is open Monday – Sunday from 10am – 4pm and Wednesday from 10am – 3pm.

2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

Del Mar, CA 92014

Phone: 858.481.3148

Public Viewing

As part of their effort to help all companion birds and educate the public, FreeFlight is open 7 days a week to the public (weather permitting) for anyone to see and interact with their exotic birds. Come down and visit!

Admission: $5 for adults, $2 for children under 13
Hours of Operation: Fall/Winter hours: 10am – 4pm & Wednesday s 10a, – 2pm (weather permitting)
Groups and Field Trips are welcome with advanced notice


One of Free Flight’s goals is to provide the public with the proper information on what it takes to care for a companion parrot. If you are considering adding a parrot to your family, they can discuss with you all the care requirements for your bird. If you already have a companion parrot but have behavior or health questions, feel free to ask anything and they’ll be glad to talk with you about you and your bird.

Bird Shows

If you are interested in seeing and learning about Free Flight’s wonderful exotic birds, they are available for public and private bird shows. They can travel to your location with several  birds for showing and educational seminars. Everyone can interact with the birds and see how wonderful they truly are!

Prices: $200/hr. (2 hr. minimum)
Travel & Set-Up Fee: $50-$100 depending on location

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