Education Bird Program

Our Philosophy

AWC’s educational mission is focused on the interface between the people and the wild birds of Alabama. Our educational programs are designed to create greater understanding that each of us is a member of an ecosystem, and that our daily activities have direct consequences for other members of our ecosystem, as well as for the air, land, and water that support us all.

Education Birds

The Alabama Wildlife Center’s educational programs are greatly enhanced by the participation of our education birds. AWC staff and volunteers work together with the education birds to provide interesting and informative programs for schools, scouts and civic groups. Visitors are fascinated by the calm and majestic bearing of these seldom-seen birds. By featuring live birds during educational programs, we are able to offer visitors an up-close experience with a live raptor as they learn about the important role that predatory birds play in maintaining healthy ecosystems.

Meet our Education Birds!


Programs are available by appointment only and must be made in advance.

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. 1
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.