We are a rehabilitation center for Sonoma County’s wild native birds. Our mission is to assist in the rescue, treatment and release of injured, orphaned or ill birds in the northern San Francisco Bay Area, and to educate the public regarding their ecological importance.

new tackroom construction photo

This project began on June 27 with removing a small, leaky structure in the Center’s Raptor Compound and replacing it with a new, larger version… read more →

Our resident raptors finally get their shot at stardom! We are very excited about a new video created by Alexandra Wayne and John Harper… read more →

Bird mural photo (detail)

For years, the 10′ x 24′ exterior wall of “The Spa,” the big Rehabilitation mews in the Raptor Compound at BRC, has been a stark white expanse… read more →

We started getting in baby crows about a month ago. Being the only facility in Sonoma County that accepts corvids of all ages and species… read more →

Found a bird? Here’s some basic guidelines to help with rescuing a bird —

baby-birdRemember, wild birds are not pets. They are naturally frightened of humans and it is also against the law to keep them in your home without a permit. As a rescuer of an injured or orphaned wild bird you play a very important role. It is essential that the bird receives professional care as soon as possible. With fractures and breaks, the longer the injury remains untreated, the more difficult it is to fix. Particularly with young birds, dehydration and starvation are quick to set in… read more →

School is starting soon — time to think about class field trips!

BRC’s outdoor classroomWith the school year coming right up, it’s time to think about booking a field trip to the Center, or we can bring our birds to you!… read more →