Del Mar’s Free Flight hosts Tropical Sunset gala Oct. 11


Free Flight, Del Mar’s one-of-a kind exotic bird sanctuary, will be having its fifth annual Tropical Sunset Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 11. Dagmar Midcap from NBC Channel 7 will emcee the event in support of Free Flight’s mission to maintain a sanctuary to care for orphaned parrots and promote avian education.

There will be unique silent auction items, an opportunity drawing, dinner, cocktails, beer and wine, live music performed by Jerry McCann and the Blues Birds of Happiness, and free valet parking. Some of Free Flight’s resident and adoptable birds will be out visiting with the attendees, who are also welcome to bring their own companion parrots.

The event will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Free Flight, 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Tickets are $40 each and can be ordered online via

  1. Tickets may also be purchased at the door at $50 each.

Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to sheltering, nurturing and re-socialization of orphaned parrots while educating the public to inspire a lasting concern for the well-being of exotic birds. Established in 1981 by the late veterinarian Dr. Robert Stonebreaker, Free Flight has helped numerous birds have a chance at a new life by finding them a new home. Free Flight also has educated and delighted countless visitors to the sanctuary and members of the community through its outreach programs. Visit