Michigan Bluebird Society

Experiencing the Joy of Bluebirds!

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.   

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

CHIPPEWA
Christopher Hall, DVM 
CHIPPEWA ANIMAL CLINIC
SAULT STE MARIE, MI 49783
906-635-5814
MAMMALS AND NON-MIGRATORY BIRDS

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

CLINTON
Cheryl Connell-Marsh
NOTTINGHAM NATURE NOOK
EAST LANSING, MI 48823
517-488-7451
MAMMALS AND NON-FEDERALLY REGULATED BIRDS

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

EMMET
Tonya Procknow
EATON RAPIDS, MI 49755
231-537-7600
BIRDS

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

GRAND TRAVERSE
Kaitlin Bohnet
NORTH SKY RAPTOR SANCTUARY
INTERLOCHEN, MI 49643
231-994-3908
RAPTORS ONLY

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

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

INGHAM 
Carolyn Tropp 
HOLT, MI 48842 
517-694-9618 
MAMMALS AND  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 AND BIRDS (SEPECIALIZINGING IN RAPTORS)

KALAMAZOO 
Elizabeth Osborne
PORTAGE, MI 49024
989-289-3333
SMALL MAMMALS AND NON-MIGRATORY BIRDS

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

KENT 
Allyson Swanson
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 48894
616-361-6109
MAMMALS, REPTILES AND BIRDS

LAPEER
Sarah Boyd
GREAT LAKES WILDLIFE REHABILITATION
IMLAY CITY, MI 48444
810-272-6086
MAMMALS AND NON-MIGRATORY BIRDS

LEELANAU 
Rebecca Lessard 
WINGS OF WONDER, INC 
EMPIRE, MI 49630 
231-326-4663
SPECIALIZES IN RAPTORS ONLY

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

LIVINGSTON
Heather Cole
HOWELL NATURE CENTER
HOWELL, MI 48843
517-548-5530
BIRDS< MAMMALS, REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS (NO RACCOONS)

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

MARQUETTE 
Danielle Sitar
CHOCOLY RAPTOR CENTER
MARQUETTE, MI 49855
906-249-3598
MIGRATORY BIRDS

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

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

OAKLAND
Marjorie Sapp
WILD WINGS
HAZEL PARK, MI 48030
248-701-2523
BIRDS ONLY

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

TUSCOLA
Christine Crandall
CASS RIVER WILDLIFE REHAB
MAYVILLE, MI 48744
810-240-5079
MAMMALS & NON-FEDERALLY PROTECTED BIRDS
ALTERNATE PHONE#:  810-241-9129

VAN BUREN
Tami Leveque
HOPE FOR WILDLIFE
MATTAWAN, MI 49071
269-668-9029
MAMMALS AND NON-MIGRATORY BIRDS

WASHTENAW
Cara Ann Ropp
Dexter, MI 48130
734-301-0597
SMALL MAMMALS AND NON-MIGRATORY BIRDS

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

 WAYNE
Kevin Smyth, DVM
MORRISON ANIMAL HOSPITAL
GARDEN CITY, MI 48135
734-425-6140
RAPTORS ONLY