Closed for the winter!
The Bird Center is now closed for the winter season. If you find an injured bird, please call us at 734.761.9640, and leave a message. Voicemails are being checked during the off-season. Please do not bring a bird to the Center without speaking directly to a staff member first.
If you need immediate assistance near the Washtenaw County area, you can contact the Humane Society of Huron Valley or the Howell Nature Center. You can also contact any rehabber on the Michigan DNR website during our off period.
Need assistance for a large bird?
The Bird Center is now closed for the season. Over the winter we often get calls for injured geese, turkeys, raptors, or other large birds. Because the Center is not fully operating, our manager has time to help with these rescues and transport them to the rehab center that accepts them.
Often these rescues for waterfowl or raptors are difficult and we occasionally need assistance. We like to get photos and videos first and even check out the situation before attempting a rescue. We only want to intervene if truly needed. We’d like to assemble a small team for this, and we could use some volunteers to assist us during a scheduled rescue!
If you would like to be “on call” for a rescue mission, please email Shelley at email@example.com and she will get your info to our manager.