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! 🐣
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!
We will continue for one more week being open from 7:30am – 8:30pm – intake hours are 8:00am-8:00pm. Calls and intakes are still slow but the migrants are coming and we are prepared! Starting 5/15 we will be open 7am – 9pm; intake hours will be 7:30am – 8:00pm, 8:30pm if local.
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. Please do not bring a bird to the Center without speaking directly to a staff member first.
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.
April 6, 2019 – Volunteer Orientation at WCC
April 13, 2019 – Flyaway Fundraiser at Ann Arbor Senior Center
April 20, 2019 – Beautification Day at the Center 9am – 12pm (Weather Permitting)
May 1, 2019 – Opening Day!
Great news – there will be no election move in May!
The Bird Center is opening on May 1st, but we will be answering calls and doing occasional intakes (depending on the case) beginning in mid-April until we open. If you find an injured bird, please call us at 734.761.9640, and leave a message. Voicemails are being checked daily. Please do not bring a bird to the Center without speaking directly to a staff member first.
If you need immediate assistance near the Washtenaw County area, you can contact the Humane Society of Huron Valley for wildlife rescue only, or Howell Nature Center for rehabilitation. You can also contact any rehabber on the Michigan DNR website during our off period.