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Alabama Wildlife Center
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Location: 100 Terrace Drive
Pelham, AL 35124
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Contact Phone: 205 663-7930
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Alabama Wildlife Center

Mostly a volunteer operated nonprofit, the Alabama Wildlife Center was founded in 1977 and is Alabama's oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation organization. Alabama Wildlife Center annual treats approximately 1,800 native wild birds from more than 100 different species. The Center's dual mission is to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama's injured and orphaned native wildlife in order to permit their return to the wild, and to educate people in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama's native wildlife.

Current and Upcoming Events For This Facility

Date Event Title
1/27/2018
Crazy for Cranes at Alabama Wildlife Center - Oak Mountain State Park
Each winter thousands of cranes descend upon the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, AL. For these few months, Alabama’s residents have the privilege to share their state with the beautiful Sandhill Cranes, as well as their much federally endangered cousin, the Whooping Crane. The International Crane Foundation works worldwide to protect cranes and the ecosystems crucial to their survival. Join Amber Wilson of the International Crane Foundation as she shares the importance, conservation, and personal stories behind the birds that have captured the hearts of Alabamians.
2/4/2018
Exploring Natural Alabama: Bald Eagles - Turtles are on the Menu
Andrew Coleman-Birmingham Audubon Science and Program Director, Guest Speaker. Complimentary refreshments are offered at 1:30 pm in the Alabama Wildlife Center observation room followed by the program at 2:00 pm in the AWC auditorium. The recovery of the Bald Eagle from near extinction is one of the United States' greatest conservation success stories, and that recovery has been evident in Alabama. This state has witnessed the exponential increase in mating pairs from zero in the mid-1980's to over 200 today, and further research is needed. Andrew will discuss the resurgence of eagles in Alabama and their intriguing ecological relationship with turtles. Weather permitting, an informal nature walk follows the program so be sure to bring your camera, binoculars & field guides.
4/15/2018
Exploring Natural Alabama: Coastal Bird Stewardship - Saving the Beach Birds
Katie Barnes-Birmingham Audubon senior coastal biologist, Guest Speaker. Complimentary refreshments are offered at 1:30 pm in the Alabama Wildlife Center observation room followed by the program at 2:00 pm in the AWC auditorium. Blending into the sugar white sandy beaches and dunes of Alabama's coast are several species of sandpipers, plovers and terns that call Alabama home at least part of the year. Keeping tabs on them is the job of our guest speaker, Katie. Join us as she explores the lives of these coastal birds, the dangers and pitfalls they face, and what it will take to protect them for future generations to enjoy.

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