Our Mission:

  • To conserve wild birds through scientific research; education and public outreach; and rescue and rehabilitation.

Our Purposes:

  • To promote the conservation of birds and their habitats throughout Appalachia and beyond
  • To engage in in-situ and ex-situ scientific research and wildlife management that supports and promotes avian conservation
  • To educate the public about birds, their habitats, conservation of natural resources, and the ecosystems on which growing human populations and wildlife depend
  • To serve as a resource for the public regarding all aspects of wild bird conservation
  • To rescue, treat, rehabilitate, and release back to the wild injured, orphaned, or ill songbirds, raptors, eagles, waterfowl, waterbirds, and seabirds
  • To hold and train non-releasable birds for education, outreach, and conservation purposes
  • To adhere to the highest standards of research, education, outreach, veterinary medicine, animal management, training, and husbandry
  • To collaborate with educational institutions, government and private agencies, law enforcement, non-profits, for- profits, and other appropriate organizations in support of the institutional mission
  • To promote volunteerism and foster community involvement
  • To not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status