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 birdteamvolunteer@gmail.com and she will get your info to our manager.

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.

Closing Day Update

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These young doves are nearly ready to fly free!

The Bird Center is now operating under limited hours, and we are only accepting birds on a case-by-case basis. If you find an injured bird, please call us at 734.761.9640, and leave a message. Voicemails are being checked several times throughout the day. Please do not bring a bird to the Center without speaking directly to a staff member first. 

Our seasonal closing date is scheduled for Sunday, November 4, 2018.

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.

Tentative Closing Day

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Our goldfinch is making herself comfortable in her temporary home for the week!

Our hours have changed for the fall again! We currently open at 8am and close at 7pm. Intake hours are from 8:30am-6:30pm, but please speak to a staff member prior to bringing a bird to the Center. We are currently operating with limited staff and at times we may not be at the facility. We are accepting birds on a limited basis due to our anticipated seasonal close on Sunday November 4, 2018. The songbirds migrate and we close until April or May of 2019.

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.

Movie Night with the Bird Center!

The Bird Center of Washtenaw County Presents:

Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

When: Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: The Michigan Theater – 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

To purchase tickets:
Visit the Michigan Theater website:

The Birds

Or purchase directly at the box office.

Meet Bird Center representatives who will tell you about the work they do rehabilitating and returning sick and injured songbirds to the wild.

Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

First 5 people to arrive in costume win a gift!