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The 200 acre Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the home and vision of pioneer, ornithologist-photographer CORDELIA J. STANWOOD, as a living memorial to her achievements in Ornithology and life.

Cordie’s spirit continues to guide Birdsacre in its role in educating and encouraging conservation. Shelters for non-releasable birds are located around the Stanwood orchard, which surrounds Cordelia’s 19th century Homestead Museum and gardens, and a modern Nature Center that showcases a fine art and nature collection, along with an extra-ordinary gift area. Owl programs are conducted on site and may visit schools, clubs, and events upon request.

Charming and intimate, yet unassuming, a visit to Birdsacre is a unique and meaningful experience, perfect for children and adults, outdoors enthusiasts, bird lovers, and history buffs. Here you will hear the charming tales of a prominent family that bore a brilliant Pioneer Ornithologist, and be dazzled by hawks and owls set within a park-like sanctuary.

In addition, the Sanctuary encourages conservation and protects open space by accepting, monitoring, and preserving land grants to help maintain the delicate balance between human development and the natural world.