Our Mission

Providing care for injured & orphaned birds for over 45 years, we are proud to be Alabama’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation center.

Alabama Wildlife Center is a proud 501(c) nonprofit organization, driven by a dual mission:

  1. Provide medical & rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native wild birds
  2. Educate people to heighten awareness & appreciation of Alabama’s native wildlife

Our Story

The Beginning…

Alabama Wildlife Center was founded by Anne Miller in 1977. What started as a small, all-volunteer, and home-based organization has grown into Alabama’s largest wildlife rehabilitation center.

Since AWC’s inception, over 50,000 native Alabama wild animals have been helped. Currently, we help over 2,000 birds from over 100 native species annually.

In 1980

AWC became incorporated in Alabama as a nonprofit organization.


Qualified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.


Moved to our new home in Oak Mountain State Park.

After 2000

Due to the increasing impacts on wild bird species populations. we have dedicated our efforts strictly to helping Alabama’s native wild birds.

Our Services

Wildlife Helpline

AWC’s Wildlife Help Line provides free advice and information on how to deal with all kinds of wildlife problems and emergencies. It has been in continuous operation 365 days a year since 1981 and receives thousands of calls each year.

Education Programs

Our Educational Programs aim to help educate the public on Alabama’s native wild birds and AWC’s role in wildlife conservation. AWC performs over 500 educational programs each year – connecting people to nature & promoting conservation for wildlife and the natural world.

Rehabilitation Clinic

Nearly 2,000 wild bird patients from over 100 species are cared for annually – including raptors, songbirds, and waterfowl. While in our care, we use special techniques tailored to the needs of each patient so that they can recover and return to the wild.