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Greetings from Sanctuary! We are a passionate group of students who are committed to defending the diversity and beauty of North American bird species. Birds have vital roles in our ecosystem, from the majestic bald eagle to the delicate hummingbird, we feel it is our duty to protect them for the enjoyment of future generations.  With your support, we can make a real difference in the fight to save these important creatures. Together, let's give birds a voice and a future. Join us today and be a part of the solution!

Our Mission

Through our powerful youth-led leadership, support from the Illinois Ornithological Society & collaboration with the esteemed Illinois Audubon Society - Sanctuary For The Skies has established Sanctuaries across the Midwest, provided refuge for over 30 bird species, engaged thousands on social media, and is at the forefront of conservation and advocacy internationally.

Image by SK Yeong

"Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble."

- Roger Tory Peterson

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