Alabama Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a dual mission:
Provide medical & rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds
Educate people to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s native wildlife
Protecting Alabama’s native birds for over 45 years… We are Alabama’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation center.”
AWC 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, AWC has helped rehabilitate over 100,000 sick and injured species of animals.
Due to the increasing impacts on wild bird species populations, AWC has dedicated their efforts strictly to helping Alabama’s native wild birds.
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.
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.
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.