Change in Hours of Operation

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.

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.

Bird Center Featured on “Happy Tails”

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 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.