Winter Hours

The Bird Center is remaining open during the winter season. In January, we will be open seven days a week with varying hours. If you have found a bird in need of assistance, please call the Center to be sure that we are open!

Please do not bring a bird to the Center without speaking directly to a staff member first.

734.761.9640

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.

Molly E. Osler, 1952 – 2019

Before Christmas, the Bird Center lost a family member and our (newly resigned) president. Molly Osler passed away at home after a brief illness on November 22, 2019.

We will miss Molly’s help and support in the Bird Center’s ongoing mission. Her work with us lives on in the Bird Center logo she designed.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in her memory to the Bird Center of Washtenaw County.

A memorial and celebration of life is being held in her honor this Saturday, January 18th from 6pm-9pm at the University of Michigan Museum Of Art.

View Molly’s obituary on Legacy.com.

Support the Bird Center with a Reusable Tote!

We’re happy to announce our first Bonfire fundraiser of 2020!

With more litter being inserted into our environment every day, plastic is a detrimental issue for our wildlife that greatly affects animals. We need to do better, and we can do this together! This year the Bird Center has made a goal to use less plastic as much as possible. By using reusable tote bags, you can help, too!

Below are the two bag options for Bird Center reusable tote bags – little bird bag or BC logo bag.


*This campaign ends 1/16/2020*
Help the environment while supporting the birds!
Net proceeds from this campaign go towards daily operations at the Center.
Looking for more Bird Center apparel? Check out our Bonfire store!

Giving Tuesday Fundraiser

Our clinic director Andrea is hosting our #GivingTuesday fundraiser on our Facebook page! It officially starts tomorrow at 8:00am, but donations can be given prior. We are starting things off today, a day early, so everyone gets a chance to read our story. Any donation towards our fundraiser is greatly appreciated. We are open for the winter and expect 2020 to be a bigger year for us. We are growing as a Center, but also more birds are needing assistance. We want to always be around to help these beautiful animals, so please help us continue the work we do with a donation if possible. All donations made towards the Bird Center are tax deductible. Thank you as always for your support!