Egg Incubator Donated

We received an incredible donation off of our Amazon Wish List – an automatic egg turner incubator! With all the eggs that we are incubating, we needed a second one, and the fact that it turns on itself makes our life a lot easier!

Thank you so much, Pam!

Magicfly automatic egg turner incubator.

Welcome 2019 Intern Staff!

Here we have seven of our 20 interns, and each are all so amazing! Each intern has a unique quality, and combining that with each other makes this entire team an extraordinary asset to the Bird Center!

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.


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.

Mallard Ducklings Hatch!

Yesterday interns Allison and Jenna walked in to a lovely surprise – three mallard ducklings hatched, and one was in the process! The Bird Center currently has close to 12 viable eggs in our egg incubator. We also received an egg candler off our Amazon Wish List to help us identify the eggs better!

Check out the video below to see the ducklings and learn how we candle eggs! 🐣

Bonfire T-shirt Relaunched!

Back by popular demand, this T-shirt has been relaunched! We need no minimum to sell, so get them while you can! They will only be available until May 21st.

This shirt was designed by one of our own Bird Center volunteers and supporters, Maureen Smith, who also works at Wild Birds Unlimited Ann Arbor.

Please purchase or share to help support the 2019 Bird Center season! Support local and support the birds – proceeds go directly to the Bird Center for daily operations. We have a lot of babies to feed!

Click the image above to visit this fundraiser, and thank you for your support!