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

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!

Celebrate the Holidays with The Bird Center!

The Bird Center of Washtenaw County invites you to celebrate the holidays with us!

Location: Wild Birds Unlimited Ann Arbor – 2208 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
Date: Saturday, December 14 at 6:30pm

We will be celebrating 2019 and the holiday season with a fun night planned!

Throughout the evening you can check out our Bird Center merchandise we’ll have for sale, along with free informational handouts. Our Clinic Director Andrea will be there to answer questions about birds and the 2019 season.

Nature and Bird Photographer Jocelyn Anderson will be there selling her work, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Center!

Our ambassador blue jay Blue and our domestic peacock Gerald (that is temporarily staying with us) will be there for you to meet.

For a $10 donation, you can get your holiday photo taken with one of these beautiful birds. We will even be providing Christmas hats or reindeer antlers for the photo if you’d like, plus a themed backdrop!

*More special surprises will be at the event, but we don’t want to give it all away! You’ll have to come to the event to see for yourself!

  • There is no entry fee!
  • This event is family-friendly.
  • Small side snacks will be available.

Check out our Facebook Event page for more info. We hope to see you there!