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Welcome to our sanctuary's website.

We are Wing and a Prayer, Wild Bird and Owl Haven, a closed sanctuary in Norfolk for wild birds and owls.


We are a UK registered charity (1146448), run by trustees, who give their time freely. The charity is financed by public donations and our own fund-raising activities.


We are also members of the European Wildlife Rehabilitation Association and abide by its code of practice.


Previously, we ran as a rehabilitation centre specialising in hand rearing orphaned and injured wild birds and owls. Over the years we also offered forever homes and sanctuary to a variety of wild birds and owls that for various reasons could not be released, but still had a good quality of life, as well as few domestic birds and owls who needed homes.


In 2016 the rehabilitation element of the charity ended due to a variety of reasons, mainly being a lack of nursing staff, however we vowed to still provide our long-term residents with their forever homes and as such to continue as a closed sanctuary, ran by our trustees.


As a charity we offer sanctuary to many species of birds from pigeons to buzzards, all who otherwise would be unlikely to find a suitable home and as a result be euthanised.


Our gardens have also become a haven for wild birds from tiny long tailed tits released as babies to breeding kestrels and barn owls. We feel this is an important part of our work as it helps to contribute to the survival of Norfolk bird life, especially in winter when food and water shortages occur.


If you would like to help support us in our work we would be most grateful and invite you to view our website and find out more about our long-term residents and how you can help them.