Temporary Closing

The Bird Center of Washtenaw County will be closed for intakes from February 28th until March 12th.

We are temporarily moving out for the March 10th election, which is something we commonly do; however, while we are gone we are taking an extended leave so our building can have some much needed maintenance work done.

We will not be accepting intakes while we are at our temporary location. We apologize for the inconvenience! If you need assistance with an injured songbird, please contact the Howell Nature Center. You can also contact the closest rehabber on the Michigan DNR website.

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.

2020 Volunteer Orientation

Cedar waxwings on nest.

Saturday, March 28, 2020
9:30am – 12pm

Washtenaw Community College 
Gunder Myran Building Room 319

The Bird Center could not operate without the help of volunteers! At this orientation, we’ll answer all of your questions about volunteering at the Bird Center and what we do to help birds!

We’ll talk about the different positions available, what you’ll be doing as a volunteer, and we’ll watch a quick Bird Center video to help you get to know us better. Snacks and refreshments provided! This orientation is NOT required to volunteer with us, but it’s highly recommended. We hope to see you there!

Get a head start on your volunteer application by visiting our Volunteer page!

Help Andrea get to Texas!

We have roughly four weeks to raise money for our Clinic Director so she can go to the NWRA Conference in Texas. We strive to provide the best care for our birds, and by attending continuing education conferences and classes, we can always be up-to-date. It is also a great opportunity to meet other rehabbers and learn from them. A well-informed director will be able to run a well-kept center, and we want nothing but the best for our birds!

More information about the conference and the fundraiser are in the GoFundMe link below.

Please consider making a donation if possible. We appreciate your support!

Andrea with Blue.

GoFundMe link: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/continuing-education-conference/

Support the Bird Center on Patreon!

We have officially launched our Patreon page! Patreon is a fundraising platform with monthly memberships and tiers. You can join and donate just a dollar a month or more, it just depends on you! We have also listed other ways you can support us on the Patreon site. Members who sign up will receive special links with education or information, and even be entered into drawings to see successfully rehabbed birds released! Only members can see our posts, photos, and links on our Patreon page.

Check out the link below to learn more about Patreon and join the Bird Center membership program to offer your support!