The votes are in – and our Barn Owl is now named Ace! Thanks to all our supporters who voted, and to Lauren Morton who suggested the name. Ace is a reference to the asymmetrical ears of many owls, one of their most important adaptations to a life of hunting live prey. Learn more...
Three new education birds in training! Some bird presentations are available. Contact the center for details.
Rock pigeons are the familiar pigeons of cities, towns and farms. This bird was used as a homing pigeon, but got lost, rescued and brought to us. Efforts to find its owner were unsuccessful. It is very intelligent, and has gorgeous neck feathering and a very appealing coo. We have named him Cooper, both for his typical sound, and the fact that homing pigeons live in coops.
Barn Owls are not found wild in Alaska, this bird was transferred from a rehabilitation facility in California where he was deemed un-releasable. They belong to a family and genus different that all other owls in Alaska, so is a unique new member of our team.
The Black-billed Magpie is a familiar bird in much of Alaska, with it's long streaming tail and beautiful iridescent feathers. Magpies belong to the Corvid family, known for their intelligence and creativity. Many in South-Central Alaska may remember George, the famous magpie at the Alaska zoo, known for teaching himself to say "hi George". Our magpie is named Pica, for its scientific name.
New video about the center - Courtesy of MTA Foundation
If you find an injured bird...
It's that time of year when baby birds might need a little help to find their way! Please read our directions for handling, helping and delivering injured or found birds. Found or injured bird directions
Dear Alaska WildBird Rehabilitation Center supporters
As we approach winter still under Covid-19 concerns, Alaska WildBird Rehabilitation Center is adjusting operations to cope with continued restrictions. The public will still only be allowed to interact with the staff outdoors, on the porch or in the parking area. While we have allowed increased staffing of volunteers where needed, we are diligent in use of masks, social distancing and sanitization.
If you have an injured bird, wish to make a donation of supplies or food, or otherwise need to visit the center, we ask that you call ahead. For those very much appreciated financial donations, we ask that you either use the mail or our secure website donate button. Our entire staff and volunteer team thank you for your support and concerns.