Two American Kestrels in Rapter Rehab

The Bird Rescue Center is a rehabilitation center for Sonoma County’s wild native birds. Our mission is to assist in the rescue, treatment and release of injured, orphaned or ill birds in the northern San Francisco Bay Area, and to educate the public regarding their ecological importance. Give a gift today!

Or send your gift to: The Bird Rescue Center, PO Box 475, Santa Rosa CA 95402.

5th Festival of Feathers image with Great Horned Owl Sat. Sep 23 2017

Saturday, September 23 2017 is the 5th Annual Festival of Feathers… read more →

Zach Dautrich with GHOW

The world at large, and all its creatures lost a very special human being on March 6 2017, in the person of Zach Dautrich… read more →

Meet our Ambassador Raptors! photo

Bird Rescue Center is open to the public on the first Saturday of each month from 10am-1pm… read more →

Found a bird? Here’s some basic guidelines to help with rescuing a bird —

baby-birdRemember, wild birds are not pets. They are naturally frightened of humans and it is also against the law to keep them in your home without a permit. As a rescuer of an injured or orphaned wild bird you play a very important role. It is essential that the bird receives professional care as soon as possible. With fractures and breaks, the longer the injury remains untreated, the more difficult it is to fix. Particularly with young birds, dehydration and starvation are quick to set in… read more →

Download (pdf) flyer “You’ve found a baby bird. Now what?”

Give a Hoot — Raise a Roof

These babies could be returned to their own nest, but we have 100’s of other birds currently in house that don’t have that possibility. Donate to our Aviary Campaign to help us insure they get proper housing, flight practice, and foraging behavior that their parents can no longer teach them.


Thank you to all who have contributed so far.


Red-tailed Hawk, Poppy

Help feed the birds in our care through Layne Labs! While it might not sound yummy to humans, frozen mice and rats are the natural diet for raptors… read more →

Raptor Release team working on Peregrine falcon

Peregrine falcons are the fastest animals on earth, diving at speeds of 200 mph or more to strike prey in flight. This bird came to BRC with a broken right clavicle… read more →

Baby hummingbird being fed by dropper

This video features three baby hummingbirds successfully released. We hope you enjoy seeing what goes on behind the scenes in our avian wildlife hospital… read more →