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Thank you to all the businesses who generously donated items for our Fly Away Benefit and Auction on April 27, 2013!

Fly Away Benefit and Auction

The Bird Center of Washtenaw County is delighted to present our 4th annual Fly Away dinner and silent auction to benefit our upcoming 11th season of helping wild birds.

Join us Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Weber's Restaurant on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor for an evening dedicated to supporting the Bird Center in 2014.

Enjoy an evening of good food and conversation. Select from wonderful art items donated in our silent auction. You'll be helping to save wild birds and support our summer interns.

  FlyAway Benefit
FlyAway Auction  

Can't attend the event, or don't want to wait?

Visit our online auction page for a preview of the items that will be available. Register and place your bid before the event!

Summer Internships at the Bird Center

The Bird Center of Washtenaw County, Inc. is seeking paid and unpaid interns for late April or early May through August 2014. The Center is located in the Ann Arbor Area. We are currently accepting applications. Interviews will be held as applications arrive. Previous animal experience is desired, but not necessary. Click to learn more

Our summer intern program has been generously supported by the James A & Faith Knight Foundation since 2005. We appreciate their support!

Support the Bird Center with GoodSearch and GoodShop

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!  

Your internet searches and online shopping will benefit the Bird Center when you use and It's fast and easy to get started, and there's no additional cost to you. You'll have the added benefit of knowing you're helping to save wild birds in Washtenaw County!

Kroger Shopping can also Help the Bird Center

The Bird Center is excited to be participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Register your Kroger Plus card online with a Kroger Rewards Account and designate the Bird Center as your charity of choice. We will automatically receive a donation from Kroger every time you use your card. You can register the Bird Center by name or by the NPO number that Kroger has assigned to us — 90972.

Click here for detailed instructions (PDF).

Opening Soon!

The Bird Center will be opening for the 2014 season very soon. In the meantime the following resources are available year round.

The Howell Nature and Conference Center wildlife infirmary will accept sick and injured birds. Their hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. The phone number is (517) 548-5530. If their phone is not answered, leave a message as they are often caring for animals and will call you back.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley will also help injured animals. The Cruelty and Emergency Staff are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached by calling (734) 662-5585 Ext. 1. Leave your name and number, and they will call you back.

We are now actively fundraising so that we can reopen in the spring! Visit our Donations page to find out more about how you can support our cause.

If you find an injured or sick bird, please visit our help a wild bird page for additional tips on what to do. If outside the Ann Arbor area, please contact a local rehabilitator.

Keep any birds you have found warm and dry. Do not give them food or water except under the advice of a rehabilitator or veterinarian. For a list of wildlife rehabilitators in the state of Michigan, please go to


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