Summer Hours

The Bird Center is now open from 7am – 9pm, 7 days a week. Phone hours are 7:30am – 8:30pm, and intake hours are 7:30am – 8:00pm. 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.

Our juvenile hummingbirds are thriving!

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!

Back to Normal

Thanks to our wonderful staff and volunteers, we’ve made the hectic move back to our normal location. Many thanks to the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital for generously allowing us to use their facilities, and thank you to all the volunteers who shared their time helping us move!

If you need assistance with a bird, please call us at our regular phone number – 734.761.9640.

Juvenile eastern bluebirds.

Temporary Location

Today the Bird Center temporarily moved out of our building so it can be used for the election on Tuesday, August 6th. With the help of our amazing staff and volunteers, we transported all of our birds and supplies to a local vet hospital down the road. We’ll be staying there until mid-day on Wednesday, August 7th.

We try to not accept many birds while we’re away, and we refer out only to prevent any disruption at the vet hospital. If truly needed, though, we will meet you outside in the parking lot to collect a bird from you and have you fill out a brief intake form. 

Again, we will not be at our regular location from Sunday, August 4th until Wednesday, August 7th, except for moving purposes. To contact the Bird Center during the time we are gone, you can call our temporary phone line at 734.882.5085.

Thank you for your cooperation, and we apologize for the inconvenience!

Pigeon in a box.

Eastern Bluebirds Update

These beautiful photos of our three eastern bluebirds were taken by our supervisor Rachel. All three birds have wing injuries and are currently waiting to be placed in a zoo aviary. These gorgeous bluebirds are thriving, can climb trees, and are eating crickets and mealworms wonderfully. If they didn’t have a good quality of life or couldn’t handle themselves, we would not want that kind of life for them. They all have irreversible wing injuries but get around great with partial flight to land. Thankfully, many accredited zoos have aviaries with bluebird breeding programs to help the population, and we are hoping we can place them in a zoo aviary soon!

Click on the images for a full-sized view!