And now the real work begins!

And now the real work begins to build our new center

On April 5 2019, with the signing of a long-term lease on two acres in Cotati, Bird Rescue Center reached a major milestone in our relocation efforts, but in order to break ground on this wonderful new property — and build our new Avian Hospital and Raptor Program facilities — we must first raise at least $600,000!  Join us in this effort and help save wild birds in the North Bay.

We have the place, but we still need to build a new facility from the ground up – which in this post-fire era is more costly than ever.

We have set a goal of raising at least $600,000 by the end of 2019 in order to begin this project. This amount is expected to cover design, engineering, permits, and hopefully the foundation.

Your strong support on social media has been amazing – but what we really need now is solid, ongoing financial support from the Community.

Your donations will help ensure that the 3,000+ birds we handle each and every year continue to receive the best possible care. You will also be supporting our 18 Resident Ambassador birds and our Community Education programs, which reached more than 47,000 children and adults last year with important lessons about climate change, our local environment, and cohabiting with native wild birds. We have one of the few Junior Volunteer programs in the County, and your financial support can help make sure that resource remains available to children between the ages of 13 and 18.

We need YOU to make this dream come true

In addition to financial support, we are looking for partners with experience and skills in the construction industry, and sources for building materials, appliances, cabinets and countertops, and all of the other things that will be necessary to complete our new hospital and education facilities. We love donations, but also greatly appreciate discounts and in-kind donations!

Local architects Daniel J. Strening and Ken Coker are generously donating their talents for the design of our new Center. In addition, we have received offers for some concrete work, and for door locks and closures. While a promising start — there is still a lot more we need.

If you are in a position to help us (or know someone who might!) — please let us know.

Other ways to help

  • Make a donation online (recurring donations are awesome!)
  • Host a fundraiser and we’ll bring the birds!
  • Become a Member online
  • Volunteer in the areas of fundraising, grant writing, event planning, construction, etc.
  • Connect BRC with a major donor, foundation or grants program.
  • Arrange a field trip or program for your class, organization or business, starring our resident raptors!
  • Spread the word through social media, your family, friends, and community
  • Join our email list to stay updated and involved (signup form on this page)

Together we can do this!

With your ongoing financial help, we can make the dream of a new Bird Rescue Center a reality. Watch for future updates and please, give what you can, as often as you can.

Recent info on BRC’s situation: