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Rehab Programs

The Alabama Wildlife Center is Alabama’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation facility, caring annually for almost 2,000 wild bird patients.

Education Programs

Our educational programs are designed to create greater understanding that each of us is a member of an ecosystem.


With your help, we can continue to help save the lives of birds in Alabama.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

We’re excited to be re-opening our facilities to the public from 9am-5pm daily starting Friday, July 3rd!
Our clinic’s patient intake hours will also move from 11am-3pm back to regular 9am-5pm hours. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when visiting! Thank you!

We’re here to help

Our trained Wildlife Help Line specialists provide free advice and information on how to deal with all kinds of wildlife problems and emergencies. They receive almost 4,000 calls annually from all over Alabama. The Line has been in continuous operation since 1982, and has served more than 100,000 people!

Call 205-663-7930, ext. 2, 7 days a week 
Please don’t use email or social media to request help!  Call the Help Line and we’ll call you back!! 
You must leave a message to be assisted by a trained wildlife specialist. The only way to talk to a wildlife specialist is to leave a message, and they will return your call as soon as they are able. If the animal does not have obvious injuries, please wait for a return call BEFORE bringing birds to us. Thank you!

Rescue Stories

Wood Stork Release

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THE WOOD STORK!!! This Wood Stork was admitted to AWC after Hurricane Harvey dropped this poor kiddo out of the sky here in central Alabama. After much rehab, TLC, lots of visitors coming to check in on his pro

Partners and Sponsors

Thanks to Our Year-round Partners

Thanks to Our Wild About Chocolate Partners

Get in Touch

100 Terrace Drive
Oak Mountain State Park
Pelham, AL 35124

Hours Open Every Day of the Year!

Bird Patient Admission: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Wildlife Help Line: 205-663-7930, Ext. 2
Visitors: 9:00AM-5:00PM (even holidays!)
Business Office: 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday (closed holidays)

About The Wildlife Center

Our Mission
The Alabama Wildlife Center is Alabama’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation facility, caring annually for almost 2,000 wild bird patients from more than 100 species. AWC is a nonprofit organization with a dual mission:
  • to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild, and
  • to educate people in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s native wildlife.