Warbler release

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.

Red-Tailed Hawk female, Phoenix

Many of you have asked how BRC fared in the fires. Fortunately, ours is a story of bravery and hope. In the early morning hours of October 9th.… 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 →

Are you a teacher, parent or event coordinator?

Arrange a field trip to BRC — or a visit to your school, business or for your upcoming event! Use our online Education Program Request Form.

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?”

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 →