Facility Hours

Monday 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday - by appointment
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
9010 Rosehill Rd Lenexa, Kansas
 We will have foster birds on site Saturdays and Sundays
Bird Grooming

Grooming is available by appointment. Beak, wings and nails $10 each (complete grooming $30). Please bring your own towel.

Beak n Wings can always use good clean homes for foster care.

Fostering a bird can be a very rewarding experience. There is nothing like bringing in a bird that has gone through the stress of losing a home, helping it regain trust and seeing it find a new family.
* You must be a current member. To get your membership application click here
* To get your copy of the foster/adoption application click here.
* You must agree to bring the foster birds to our events at LEAST ONCE per month, this allows the public to see the bird and increases the chance to adopt the bird to a good home. Therefore, you must live within reasonable driving distance. Birds with certain behavioral problems are an exception.
Many have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it.
You remain responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
    -Antoine de Saint Exupery 

News At A Glance

Adoptable Birds

 In order to properly socialize them, all of our foster birds are cared for in individual foster homes. We do not house them in our store. Our birds may be visited by appointment only after an application has been filled out and a home visit made. They can also be seen at our public events including some weekends at our store, please check our calendar for details. 

Beak n Wings has a limited amount space in our foster homes for new birds, please contact us for details. We are still in need of foster homes, if you are interested click here for more information on how you can help. 

Dean Tyson Beak n Wings, Inc Executive Director


Thank you for visiting Beak n Wings, Inc (BNW) a volunteer based 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. We are located in Kansas City and have been helping parrots throughout the Kansas City area. We are the only licensed shelter exclusively for companion birds (mostly parrots) in the Kansas City area.  Our goal is to take in homeless, unwanted, or abused parrots, "rehabilitate" them, and find them good, permanent, loving homes. BNW also strives to educate the community on the special needs of these wonderful pets. We promote good health, enriched lives, and loving homes for our feathered companions.  Our members range from the novice, single or multi-pet owner to the experienced breeder of multiple species. If you have a bird question, there’s sure to be someone in the club who will be happy to help you.

To check for meeting times and locations, please go to the calendar.
We encourage you to explore our website to find out what we are all about.

  • We do not breed or place animals with those who breed. 
  • We promote education on all aspects of avian welfare. 
  • We do not sell, trade or use animals for profit. 
  • We promote responsible ownership of all captive animals. 
  • We educate the public about proper bird care and their place in the wild. 
  • We are against the sale of unweaned baby birds. 
  • We do not endorse the breeding of birds in captivity, but we will educate those who do to breed birds properly. 
  • We support and encourage responsible legislation protecting the health, rights, and safety of all captive animals. 

Programs Available
Would you like to bring excitement to your next event? Have Beak n Wings present a program at your event. Beak n Wings will bring beautiful EXOTIC BIRDS, explain where they come from, what they eat, how to care for them and what these beautiful birds bring to our everyday lives.

SPACE: We will need enough space to set up a table for educational material and 4-5 large bird stands.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: Education is our primary goal. If you have questions that are not answered during our program, we will allow a Q & A at the end of the program.
AVAILABILITY: Beak n Wings is available for programs weekdays after 5:00 pm or weekends, as long as it does not conflict with any of our other scheduled events. We do request a 30 day notice of your event.
COST: Beak n Wings is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We operate on donations from the public and other organizations such as schools, companies and sponsors. We do ask for a $150.00 an hour donation for our program services.
CONTACT BEAK N WINGS: You can schedule an event with Beak n Wings by calling us at 913-322-3398 or you can fax your information to us along with name and phone number to 913-322-2583. You may also check our availability on our club calendar.
HANDS ON EDUCATION: YES, we will allow you to handle our birds as long as your hands have been cleaned to protect the health of our birds, we will bring hand sanitizer.  We look forward to providing you with a unique look into the ownership and companionship of these amazing birds.

Wish List

Bird toys – including shred toys and chew toys (all sizes)
Toy making supplies – bird safe beads of all sizes, acrylic or wooden pieces, children’s plastic fun links, quick links, stainless steel wire, bird safe rope: sisal (NOT from garden shops, it’s treated), cotton, seagrass and Paulie, paper twist rope
Perches – cotton, sisal, tanzaite, manzanita, java, grapevine
Play Stands – table top and floor stands
Bird Cages – sizes – M, L, XL (biggest need for Macaw size)
Carriers – all sizes, useable
Raw Nuts – unsalted, shelled or unshelled
Gift Cards – local or online stores including grocery, discount (Walmart), Office Supply and home improvement
Towels – bath towels, hand towels, shop towels, shop cloths (new only), blankets, paper towels
Water – bottled water (cases if possible)
Air purifiers (HEPA AND UV types)
Heavy-duty shop vacuum
Heating Pads
Cleaning Supplies – anti-bacterial wipes (such as Lysol or Clorox), scouring pads without soap, Dawn Dish Soap (original version)
Trash Bags – 13 + gallons 
Misting Bottles – pump or trigger types
Baby Wipes – unscented baby wipes
Vinegar – Apple Cider or white (un-opened)
Hand Sanitizer (always a big need)
Office Supplies: 90 + bright white copy paper, color copy paper
Note Books (new), dividers (new)
Name Badge Inserts
Postage stamps
Monetary Donations – Any amount
Cell Phone: Android (T-Mobile) 
Vet Expenses (ask us for vets we use)
Scale – digital gram scale
Truck (150 plus) or SUV average to low mileage to haul trailer
Trailer – 1 axel 10’-12’bed (used ok)
Receipts will be given upon request

And of course we always need cash.


Dean Tyson
Executive Director

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Beak n Wings, Inc
P O Box 9228
Shawnee Mission, KS 66201

Phone 913-322-3398
Fax 913-322-2583

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Grooming Service

Beak n Wings is now coming to you to groom your bird(s). Wings, nails, and beaks $10 each per bird. That's complete grooming for only $30! (Additional fuel fee applies for in your home grooming, see form for details.)

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