Beginning today, Monday, September 9th, the Bird Center will start slowly cutting back hours to coincide with sunrise/sunset. The Center will now be open from 7am – 8:30pm, 7 days a week. Phone hours are 7:30am – 8:00pm, and intake hours are 7:30am – 7:30pm. Please do not bring a bird to the Center without speaking directly to a staff member first.
As summer winds down and daylight gets shorter, we will continue to cut back operating hours. 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.
Students are returning to school, the cooler temperatures are occurring, and the college football season is about to kick off!
On Saturday, August 31st, U of M football has their first home game at 7:30pm. We are right down the road from the stadium and in a very high-traffic football area. Come say hello to us if you are in town for the first college football home game or if you are moving in! We will be off Hoover near the IM building offering beverages, chocolate chip cookies AND chocolate chocolate chip cookies for donations to support the Bird Center.
Please Note: We do not provide tours of the Bird Center. It is a hospital with sick or injured wild animals. However, we are willing to talk to you about any questions you may have as you are passing by on your way to the game!
Last week our clinic manager Andrea and our educational bird trainer Rayelene were filmed for an episode of Happy Tails for the Ann Arbor CTN network! Our ambassador blue jay, Blue, even made a guest appearance! During the show, Andrea talks about her experience with birds, the operations of the Bird Center, volunteer opportunities, and more. Check out the full video below!
Our young hummingbirds are still at the Center with us, where they are learning, growing, and thriving! They are still trying to figure out how to eat on their own, but we feed them every 15-20 minutes. The feathers around their faces are coming in and they are fluttering their tiny wings as fast as they can!