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.

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

On Saturday, February 11, 11am-1pm join us to learn about the Center’s work, tour the facility and learn details about volunteer training and commitment.… read more →

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 →

Northern Spotted Owl

This is the first of several videos we’ll be featuring on this Spotted Owl. Stay tuned. Our avian wildlife hospital can’t keep the doors open without your donation.  … 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 →

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 →

Our resident raptors finally get their shot at stardom thanks to this video created by Alexandra Wayne and John Harper… 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 →