Hours of Operation Update

As summer winds down and daylight gets shorter, the Bird Center will start slowly cutting back hours to coincide with sunrise/sunset. Beginning today, Tuesday, October 7th, the Center will now be open from 8:00am – 7:30pm, 7 days a week. Phone hours are 8:00am – 7:00pm, and intake hours are 8:00am – 7:00pm. Please do not bring a bird to the Center without speaking directly to a staff member first.

We’ll keep you updated with any other changes we make!


If you have found an injured or thought to be abandoned bird, please keep it in a stress-free environment and in a contained enclosure without any food or water until you’ve spoken to a wildlife rehabilitator.

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.

Songbird Awareness with WBU Ann Arbor

You’re invited to join the Bird Center for an evening of education! Come hear Maureen, Bird Center volunteer and Wild Birds Unlimited employee, and Andrea, Bird Center Clinic Director, discuss recent data on collisions, cat-caught cases, pesticides, and more.

Andrea will be discussing some of the cases that were seen at the Bird Center this year, and Maureen will be discussing how we can prevent these issues.

WBU AA storefront.

Please call Wild Birds Unlimited Ann Arbor to RSVP!

When:  Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00pm
Where: Wild Birds Unlimited Ann Arbor
Address:  2208 S. Main, Ann Arbor 48103

Swifts Collide into NASCAR Hall of Fame Building

On Tuesday evening in Charlotte, North Carolina, 300 chimney swifts were startled out of their roost site. While flying, they collided into the NASCAR Hall of Fame building, killing over 100 and injuring hundreds more. Sadly the building didn’t have the lights out for night-time migrating birds. We are losing more and more birds daily due to HUMAN error and poor judgment.

Photo courtesy of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.

Please donate if you can. They eat a ton and need medications. We are so thankful Carolina Waterfowl Rescue was there for them and responded despite the late hour.

Three hundred birds hit a building uptown. We got the call about 11pm and our rehab team sprung into action to help. …

Posted by Carolina Waterfowl Rescue on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Come see us at Cranefest this weekend!

On Saturday, October 12th, our clinic manager Andrea will be hosting a Bird Center booth at Cranefest 2019! On Sunday, October 13th, our board member Bee and intern Dominick will be there. Please feel free to come by our booth! We can tell you about our season, our successes, and answer any questions you may have.

We often educate people about Sandhill Cranes, and we’ve done quite a few rescues. We have also been getting educational tips on them and other large waterfowl species from All Species Kinship (A.S.K.). Anything to help improve our rehabilitation skills on all flighted species is best for our Center!

A.S.K. will also be at the event, along with many other vendors and fun events! Please join us for a wonderful day of nature and wildlife. We hope to see you there!

Help Reduce Window Collisions

This is our second northern flicker we have received in the past 24 hours, and both are window collision cases.

Making simple changes to the windows in your home can save birds’ lives. This informative article from the American Bird Concervancy provides tips and resources on how you can easily reduce collision injuries and deaths. Get started today with helping to Bring Birds Back!

Northern flicker recovering from window collision.