Mission: The Alabama Wildlife Center is Alabama's oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation facility and annually receives almost 1,600 birds from over 100 different species. AWC is a nonprofit organization whose dual mission is 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, appreciation and conservation of Alabama's native wildlife. The Alabama Wildlife Center's primary services are wild bird rehabilitation, clinical care for sick or injured birds, a wildlife help line for public assistance, and a variety of educational programs.
Programs: Provides medical care, food and housing to injured and orphaned native birds brought to AWC for care. Offers educational programs and events for all ages about wild birds, their protection and conservation, and their habitat.
For years I have been visiting the Alabama Wildlife Center with my children. More recently I became involved with helping with auction support for an annual fund raiser that helps complete the mission of the center. Just last week I had the privilege of meeting with Carol Argo, Director. She gave me a tour of the center and overview of each patient at the center. I was able to spend some time making friends with "Legacy" a beautiful American Kestrel with broken talons. She went on to explain with broken talons, the bird would have no way to hunt and capture food to sustain his life. The mission of the center is to Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release wildlife back into their natural habitat. Just the day before my visit, they released two Great Horned Owls and had another release of ducks scheduled for that evening. It is a privilege to be a small part of this program. I understand that it is almost fully supported by volunteers. They give an unconditional amount of time, love and service.