Making a better world for birds
today, tomorrow, and forever.

Join us in our mission to rescue, rehabilitate,
and release Alabama’s native wild birds

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About Us

Welcome to the Alabama Wildlife Center, the state’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation center. Our mission is to provide the highest standards of care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds, and help provide educate the public to increase awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s native wildlife.

We are a 501(c) nonprofit organization. Though operated independently and not part of the state park system, we are located within Oak Mountain State Park.

At the Alabama Wildlife Center, we believe that every bird deserves a chance to thrive. Through your support, we can continue our vital work and ensure that Alabama’s birds have a bright future.

Found an Injured or Orphaned Bird?

Call Our Wildlife Helpline

(205) 663-7930 | Ext. 1

Our Programs

Learn about Alabama’s native wild birds & AWC’s role in conservation by Requesting a Program.

The Alabama Wildlife Center’s educational programs are designed to create a greater understanding that each of us is a member of an ecosystem. Our daily activities have direct consequences on other species within our ecosystem, as well as the air, land, and water that support us all.

Our educational mission is focused on building a connection between the people and the wild birds of Alabama.

Our Impact

The Alabama Wildlife Center successfully rescues, rehabilitates, and releases over 2,000 native wild birds from 100 species to their natural environments in Alabama. We are 1 out of 3 facilities in Alabama that is permitted to care for federally-protected and migratory bird species. Our Wildlife Helpline helps over 10,000 Alabamians annually by providing advice and information on how to handle all kinds of wildlife emergencies and problems.

About Us

Welcome to the Alabama Wildlife Center, the state’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation center. Our mission is to provide the highest standards of care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds, and help provide educate the public to increase awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s native wildlife.

We are a 501(c) nonprofit organization. Though operated independently and not part of the state park system, we are located within Oak Mountain State Park.

At the Alabama Wildlife Center, we believe that every bird deserves a chance to thrive. Through your support, we can continue our vital work and ensure that Alabama’s birds have a bright future.

Our Programs

Learn about Alabama’s native wild birds & AWC’s role in conservation by Requesting a Program.

The Alabama Wildlife Center’s educational programs are designed to create a greater understanding that each of us is a member of an ecosystem. Our daily activities have direct consequences on other species within our ecosystem, as well as the air, land, and water that support us all.

Our educational mission is focused on building a connection between the people and the wild birds of Alabama.