The Bird Center of Washtenaw County is a wildlife rehabilitation organization dedicated to the care of injured and orphaned wild birds. If you have found an injured or a seemingly orphaned baby bird, our volunteers can advise you what to do next. Our trained volunteers will care for injured birds at our facility and if necessary obtain veterinary advice. Rehabilitated birds will be released back into their natural habitat. In the case of baby birds, many times, what appears to be an orphaned baby bird is simply a fledgling whose parents are close by, encouraging it to fly. Our volunteers can help you determine if it is possible to safely return the bird to its parents or if it has truly been orphaned. It is always best for the bird to be raised by its parents if at all possible.