Invest in the Skies

We hope you join us on this incredible journey and help make our dream of a new Bird Rescue Center a reality.



Feather Our Nest

As we enter the final phase of our Invest in the Skies campaign, we look back to the beginning to gain inspiration for the future. Your gifts will support our commitment to the next half century—a commitment to continue to provide care and comfort to our native wild bird populations and to create an unparalleled and sustainable community resource so future generations will have the thrill of watching a raptor soar overhead, of appreciating the beautiful sounds of the songbirds’ call, and of witnessing the signs of post-disaster recovery as the seeds birds spread begin to sprout and grow.

This is a worthy community investment. Please consider making a significant gift. Our future depends on it.


Our Generous Supporters

Many thanks to the growing flock of supporters making the flight to our new nest possible.

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In the Press

What they’re saying: Next steps for Sonoma County’s Chanate Road campus
The Press Democrat

Las Vegas developer Eddie Haddad is poised to acquire the 72-acre Chanate Road campus in northeast Santa Rosa after topping all other bids in an auction sale for the county property earlier this month.

The $15.05 million sale, the county’s fifth attempt to offload the property, is set to be finalized on Dec. 22.  >> READ HERE

Sonoma County supervisors approve $15 million sale of Chanate Road campus in Santa Rosa
The Press Democrat
After five attempts in nearly as many years, Sonoma County supervisors have finally agreed to sell the county’s troubled Chanate Road campus in northeast Santa Rosa. >> READ HERE

Sonoma County’s Chanate Road complex appraised at $23 million as it heads to auction
The Press Democrat
A new appraisal of Sonoma County’s troubled Chanate Road campus has valued the Santa Rosa property at $23 million just as a new seismic study determined that just under two-thirds of the property is safe to build housing. >> READ HERE

Brad Marsh

Brad Marsh, longtime Santa Rosa police officer, Army veteran and bird rescuer, dies at 72
Inclined all his life to service and action, Sebastopol’s Brad Marsh flew a combat helicopter in Vietnam at age 18, then he worked a distinguished career as a Santa Rosa police officer, and in retirement found a passion for helping out some of the most impressive birds of prey that soar above Sonoma County. >> READ HERE

Santa Rosa Family Rescues a Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk
Folks have been through so much this year so when the Brazis family of Santa Rosa heard distressed cries coming from their yard, they immediately looked at each other and wondered,” What’s next?!? Rushing outside they found a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk on the ground at the base of what they assumed was the nest tree. Days before the family had seen the same young hawk squabbling with another hawk. This time the young hawk appeared to have lost the battle. >> READ HERE

Leaves Issue September

MADRONE LEAVES, Page 6: From the Trenches – Bird Rescue Center Update By Ashton Kluttz, Executive Director
With spring behind us and summer winding down, we’re beginning to breathe a bit easier here at The Bird Rescue Center. The past few months have been challenging and exciting! While we had cancelled our Open Houses and educational events due to the COVID pandemic, our season has been no less exciting bird-wise. In fact, this year brought a few firsts  >> READ HERE

Bird Rescue Center gets big break in pursuit of a new home in Santa Rosa The Press Democrat
Who’d imagine that injured, orphaned and ailing birds suddenly would have a stake in not one but two large Santa Rosa-area land sales?

The future of the bustling, 44-year-old Bird Rescue Center today is intertwined with deals in progress to sell both Sonoma County’s sprawling Community Hospital/Chanate Road property in northeast Santa Rosa and a picturesque horse training and competition center west of the city.  >> READ HERE

Bird Rescue Center of Sonoma County signs lease for land near Cotati The Press Democrat
The under-the-gun Bird Rescue Center in Santa Rosa suddenly feels wind beneath its wings.

On Friday, Bird Rescue Center leaders who’ve been searching for a new home signed a lease on land that’s part of a defunct golf course outside Cotati.  >> READ HERE

Negotiations continue over Bird Rescue Center in Santa Rosa The Press Democrat
Sonoma County leaders have signaled a willingness to continue negotiations about the fate of a nonprofit bird rescue center, potentially providing it more time to find a new home while officials move to sell the county land it’s been housed on for almost 40 years.Cotati.  >> READ HERE

Newport Beach developer seeking to buy Sonoma County’s Chanate Road property quiet about development plans The Press Democrat
The Southern California company at the center of Sonoma County’s latest effort to sell its former hospital site along Chanate Road specializes in multipurpose development, and brings a group of real estate heavy hitters with a track record of major builds.  >> READ HERE

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