Welcome! to Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary, (M.A.R.S.). Founded in 2008, now entering our sixth year of operation. Located in Melbourne Beach on Florida’s Space Coast. Our motto is: “Help us reach for the stars, join M.A.R.S.”!!!!!!!! Become a member today!!!!!!!!
We are a 501(c)(3) non profit, exotic bird rescue. Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, care and adoption of all types of parrots. Our normal hours of operation are Mon., Wed., Fri., and Sat. 11:00 to 4:30. However, due to weather and volunteer availability we now post regular updates to our schedule on our page Facebook.com/marsparrots, also known as Florida Parrot Rescue M.A.R.S.. Please check when planning a visit. Our goal is to make your experience at M.A.R.S. a wonderful one. We are a working aviary so plan on spending some time here with all of us when you visit.
We will share with you our successes and challenges. Our stories will fill your heads and hearts with joy and sometimes sadness. We will not fail to be honest and truthful in bringing these stories to you. We hope that you will stay in touch with all the happenings here at M.A.R.S.. Share all with us through our blog which you can sign up for using our RSS feed and receive our updates via your e-mail.
Sometimes our stories will be told through the voices of the children who volunteer here, other times a comment or two from our Executive director. However the rest of the stories will come directly from the beaks of our feathered friends who are never at a loss in expressing their needs and opinions, translated of course by all of us who interact daily with the residents of our rescue. It’s never dull as you will see. So please do come take this journey with us. It will be like no other.