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Wild Bird Care Centre, Ottawa

4.3
#11 of 12 in Wildlife in Ottawa
The Centre was founded in 1981 by the late Kathy Nihei when she successfully rehabilitated, over-wintered and released an injured hummingbird. Kathy continued to rehabilitate wild birds in her own home until it was no longer feasible and a larger location was needed. After being incorporated in 1991, the Wild Bird Care Centre moved to its current location in 1992. Today the Wild Bird Care Centre receives 30,000 phone calls and cares for over 2000 birds annually. The Centre is open year round, 365 days a year. This is possible due to a small but dedicated staff and our indispensable team of volunteers. Funding of the Centre depends solely on donations as we receive NO funding from any level of government.

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  • This is a really cool place to see the local birds. The volunteers are wonderful and informative. Even if you can't go in, the trails in the area are really cool.  more »
  • A place that cares for injured birds nestled in the woods on a NCC Greenbelt trail is worth a visit if you like close up views of local birds. There is a 3 hour window each day between noon and 3pm...  more »
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  • Love this place and it's work on injured birds. It's sad that it closed the public over a year ago but it's better for the staff to handle and care for the birds in quiet. Some nice small trails around the centre, with lots of furry visitors!
  • I took a raven to this sanctuary to give it's best option for life and to fly again. It's wing was broken. It survived a week with it before I caught it. I was very clear that if it wasn't gonna fly again and was healthy as it seemed to be, I would find a way to care for it through proper channels. Or find a place to do so. It was still very strong and ate well until I could get it to the sanctuary. They put it down because of the broken wing and may never fly again. Had they just wrapped it and gave it a chance to heal the raven could have lived a healthy life. People keep exotic birds in cages all the time that can fly or they clip their wings. They put this raven down. I find this absolutely sad and such a waste. The girl was not truthful that I spoke to when there dropping it off. And she herself had a cast on her arm... who's in the right to decide life and death of otherwise healthy souls just because of a few broken bones when there is someone who is there that obviously cares and would have cared continously😢
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