It’s official: Bird Rescue Center must relocate before the end of the year

Woodstock statue in front of the BRC

For decades, Bird Rescue Center has been an essential asset to the entire North Bay region. Each year we rescue, rehabilitate and release around 3,000 native wild birds (120 species), and educate thousands of local kids and adults about the essential roles birds play in our environment, and the impacts of pesticides, climate change and habitat degradation on our shared, intertwined lives.

We’re still here, but not for long.

We are grateful to the County for giving BRC a home for the past 38 years — it is a testament to the environmental and civic vision that has made this area such a wonderful place to live and work.

BRC is faced with the reality of moving our facility or closing our doors, just as the busy Baby Bird Season is about to begin! This puts the operation of our hospital, our highly trained staff and volunteers, and the very lives of our 18 resident education birds at great risk.

The few other area wildlife facilities simply cannot make up the difference should BRC go under.

We are close to confirming a new location but will need substantial funding for construction and to make the move. We are optimistic that if the community really steps up financially, together we can save the Center.

Ways you can help

  • Make a donation online
  • 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)

We can’t do this without you!