The Bird Center of Michigan is currently open from 7am – 9pm, 7 days a week. Phone 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.
If you have found an injured or abandoned bird, keep it in a stress-free environment and in a contained enclosure. Please do not offer the bird any food or water until you’ve spoken to a wildlife rehabilitator.
June 2021 Newsletter
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The Bird Center of Washtenaw County is excited to announce we have a new name and a new home!
Our new name is…Bird Center of Michigan!
The new Bird Center of Michigan is a much larger facility on 2.5 acres located in Saline, MI, allowing us to EXPAND our mission, to help songbirds from across the state.
The vision for the new facility is as vast as our needs. With four times the space of our old building, we hope to add indoor aviaries for fledglings, X-Ray technology to help treat fractures, outdoor flight pens for pre-release conditioning, to start!
As of Thursday, April 1, 2021, we will be “open for intakes”! Intake protocol will continue as follows:
Finders of injured or orphaned birds MUST call the Bird Center of Michigan, before removing or moving the animal. Callers will receive direction and/or advice as to what is best for the animal.
Thank you supporters for helping us grow and share our vision! Your tax deductible donation will give hundreds of beautiful birds another chance to fly free and brighten our world! We are singing from the trees!
Due to an overwhelming amount of highly qualified intern candidates for our 2021 season, we will be closing the deadline for resume and application submission five days early.
If you still have an interest in being involved with the Bird Center, please keep an eye on our website or Facebook page for upcoming volunteer opportunities, fall opportunities, or please consider us for the 2022 season. Thank you to all that applied, and good luck!
We are currently accepting intern applications for the 2021 season. Deadline to apply is February 20, 2021, with Zoom interviews to be scheduled shortly after. Training will begin mid-April and our “main” season begins on May 1, 2021.
If you are interested in applying, please visit our internship page for more information!