MICHIGAN BLUEBIRD SOCIETY

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 List of Bird Rehabilitators By County

General information - PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE CALLING ONE OF THE PEOPLE BELOW.

You should NOT try to care for a bluebird or other wild bird yourself, except on a very temporary basis until you can find a licensed rehabilitator.  If you find a baby bird, always try to find the nest and return the bird to it.  If you do this, observe the nest from a distance to make sure the parent birds are still around.  If you do not see the parent birds returning for an hour or two, or can't find the nest, get the young bird to a rehabilitator as soon as you can.   

Birds with obvious trauma injuries need help immediately.  In most cases, you will need to drive the bird over to the location of the nearest bird rehabilitator.  If you can't find one, or they are too far away, find a local veterinarian who is willing to help.  

In general, local bird rehabilitators are very busy people who don't have the budget or time to pick birds up.  So, help them out by driving the bird(s) to them.  Also, please leave a donation when you drop off a bird to help defray their expenses.   

Again, NEVER feed a baby bird ANYTHING unless a licensed bird rehabilitator instructs you to do so.  Otherwise, you could unknowingly be decreasing the bird's chances of survival.    

Here is a list of state-licensed rehabilitators by Michigan county.  Contact information is included as well as the type of birds and animals each rehabilitator is licensed to care for.   

BARRY 
Crenna Blevins
WILDLIFE'S 2ND CHANCE REFUGE
BELLEVUE, MI 49021
269-967-7090
SMALL MAMMALS & NON-MIGRATORY BIRDS  

BAY 
Sandra Miner  
ESSEXVILLE, MI 48732 
989-893-8987 
SMALL MAMMALS AND BIRDS 
ALL MIGRATORY BIRDS AND SOME SMALL MAMMALS (SQUIRRELS); ALSO POSSESS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES PERMIT  

CASS
Aimee Pico 
LAKE MILTON RAPTOR EDUCATION CENTER
JONES, MI 49061
269-762-0063
BIRDS - INCLUDING ENDANGERED, THREATENED AND EAGLES

CHIPPEWA
Dr. Jeff Lahuis 
SAULT ANIMAL HOSPITAL
SAULT STE MARIE, MI 49783
906-635-5910
MAMMALS AND NON-MIGRATORY BIRDS

DICKINSON 
Phyllis Carlson 
QUINNESEC, MI 49876 
906-774-5868 
SMALL MAMMALS & BIRDS
SPECIALIZES IN REHABILITATING SMALL MAMMALS AND BIRDS.  DOES NOT REHABILITATE DEEER, RACCOONS OR LARGE MAMMALS EXCEPT AS A TEMPORARY HOLD UNTIL TRANSFERRED 

EATON 
Louise Sagaert 
EATON RAPIDS, MI 48827 
517-663-6153 
MAMMALS & BIRDS (EXCEPT RACCOONS); DEER-STABILIZE TO TRANSFER ONLY 

GENESEE 
Bruce M. Beatty  
FLINT, MI 48532 
810-635-0408 
MAMMALS AND BIRDS 
ALTERNATIVE CONTACT NO.: PAGER #810-812-5697

GRAND TRAVERSE
Jyl Gaskin 
WILLIAMSBURG, MI 49690
231-267-5722
MAMMALS AND NON-FEDERALLY PROTECTED BIRDS

HOUGHTON
Jennifer Burroughs
LAKE LINDEN, MI 49445
906-369-2027
MAMMALS AND NON-MIGRATORY BIRDS

INGHAM 
Carolyn Tropp 
HOLT, MI 48842 
517-694-9618 
MAMMALS & AND NON-FEDERALLY PROTECTED BIRDS
SPECIALIZES IN WATERFOWL. ALSO REHABILITATES REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS; DOES NOT REHABILITATE RACCOONS 

IRON
Losi Bonno
IRON RIVER, MI 49335
906-265-4739
MAMMALS AND NON-FEDERALLY PROTECTED BIRDS

JACKSON
Brigette Dagenais, DVM
COUNTRY GARDEN VETERINARY CLINIC
JACKSON, MI 49201
517-783-5851
SMALL MAMMALS, REPTILES & AND NON-FEDERALLY PROTECTED BIRDS

KALAMAZOO 
Sharron Butler 
VICKSBURG, MI 49097 
269-649-2028 
MAMMALS, BOX TURTLES & BIRDS (SEPECIALIZINGING IN RAPTORS) 
SPECIALIZES IN RAPTORS, MAMMALS

KALAMAZOO 
Joanna Lockett
PORTAGE, MI 49024
269-329-0154
SQUIRRELS AND NON-MIGRATORY BIRDS

KENT
Ashley Hales
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49507
906-250-2034
MAMMALS AND NON-FEDERALLY REGULATED BIRDS

KENT 
Lori Lomoro
BLANFORD NATURE CENTER 
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49504 
616-735-6240 
MAMMALS, BIRDS, REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS

KENT 
Peg Markle
WILDLIFE REHAB CENTER LTD.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49505
616-361-6109
MAMMALS, BIRDS AND REPTILES

KENT
Allyson Swanson
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 48894
616-361-6109
SMALL MAMMALS AND NON-MIGRATORY BIRDS

LEELANAU 
Rebecca Lessard 
WINGS OF WONDER, INC 
EMPIRE, MI 49630 
248-953-5690
SPECIALIZES IN RAPTORS ONLY

LEELANAU
Lillian Mahaney
LELAND, MI 49654
231-256-8844
SMALL MAMMALS AND NON-FEDERALLY PROTECTED BIRDS

MACOMB
Linda Born
SPIRIT FILLED WINGS
ROMEO, MI 48065
248-953-5690
SPECIALIZES IN RAPTORS ONLY

MACOMB 
Marilyn Kedzierski, DVM 
ST. FRANCIS ANIMAL HOSPITAL 
MACOMB, MI 48044 
586-228-8387 
MAMMALS AND BIRDS 
DOES REHABILITATE REPTILES AND AMBHIBIANS (REQUESTS A LIMIT TO SICK & INJURED WILDLIFE) DOES NOT REHAB DEER OR RACCOONS 

MACOMB 
Kelly Labonty
DETROIT ANIMAL WELFARE GROUP  (DAWG)
BRUCE TWP, MI 48065
586-354-8500
MAMMALS AND NON-MIGRATORY BIRDS

MARQUETTE 
Jerome Maynard
MARQUETTE, MI 49855 
906-249-3598
MIGRATORY BIRDS

MIDLAND 
Barb Rogers
WILDLIFE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION
SHEPHERD, MI 48883
989-772-1538
HAWKS, OWLS, EAGLES, FALCONS, RARE SPECIES; SPECIALIZES IN REHABILITATING BIRDS OF PREY

MONROE 
Keirstie Carducci 
OUTBACK WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTER
OTTAWA LAKE, MI 49267 
734-777-1613
MAMMALS AND NON-MIGRATORY BIRDS

MONROE 
Mary Gessler-Seth 
WINGS, PAWS & PRAYERS
TEMPERANCE, MI 48182
419-346-7079
SMALL MAMMALS, RAPTORS & TURKEY VULTURES

MONROE
David Hogan
MONROE, MI 48162
734-755-3952    EVENINGS 734-241-8458
RAPTORS, PEREGRINE FALCONS

MUSKEGON 
Susan A. Stamy
BRAVEHEART RAPTOR REHABILITATION CENTER 
TWIN LAKE, MI 49457 
231-821-9125 
BIRDS (HAWKS, EAGLES, FALCONS, OWLS); SPECIALIZES IN REHABILITATING RAPTOR SPECIES 

OAKLAND
Robert Fisher, DVM
MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI 48309
248-852-7420
MAMMALS, BIRDS, REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS, ETC; ALSO REHABS FISH THAT ARE NOT OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW

OAKLAND  
Margorie Sapp
WILD WINGS
HAZEL PARK, MI 48030
248-701-2523
SONG BIRDS, CROWS, JAYS, MOURNING DOVES AND WOODPECKERS. NO WATER FOWL

OAKLAND 
Judy Walzak
WATERFORD, MI 48329
248-613-4508
MAMMALS AND BIRDS 

ROSCOMMON
Ruth Fruehauf
A.R.K. ASSOCIATION TO RESCUE CRITTERS
ST. HELEN, MI 48656
989-389-3305
MAMMALS & BIRDS
ALTERNATE PHONE#:  989-329-4356

SAINT CLAIR
PJ Garner
A SQUIRREL'S TAIL WILDLIFE REHAB, INC
CASCO, MI 48064
586-430-4347
SMALL MAMMALS AND NON-FEDERALLY PROTECTED BIRDS

SAINT CLAIR
Erin Stacks
BACK 2 THE WILD REHAB
FT GRATIOT, MI 48059
810-966-9759
BIRDS, DEER, LARGE AND SMALL MAMMALS

SAINT JOSEPH
Patricia Ann Klooserman
MENDON, MI 49072
269-816-2209
SMALL MAMMALS AND BIRDS (OWLS, HAWKS, AND KESTRELS) ALTERNATE PHONE# 269-496-9620

SHIAWASSEE
Judith Clark
DURAND, MI 48429
989-288-6661
RAPTORS ONLY

TUSCOLA
Christine Crandall
CASS RIVER WILDLIFE REHAB
MAYVILLE, MI 48744
810-966-9759
MAMMALS & NON-FEDERALLY PROTECTED BIRDS
ALTERNATE PHONE#:  810-241-9129

WASHTENAW
SHERRI SMITH
THE BIRD CENTER OF WASHTENAW
ANN ARBOR, MI 48103
734-994-6287
MIGRATORY BIRDS

WAYNE
Kevin Smyth, DVM
GARDEN CITY, MI 48135
734-425-6140
RAPTORS - NOT INCLUDING EAGLES
ALTERNATE PHONE 734-748-4577 BIRDS ONLY (NO ADULT WATERFOWL)

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