Who are we?

Wild Bird Rehabilitation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. Our mission is to give the best possible care to injured, sick and orphaned wild birds so that they may be returned to their natural habitat.

WBR is the only organization in the St. Louis area that cares for songbirds. Without us, these birds would have no place to go for help. 

WBR relies solely on public donations. We receive no federal funding or financial support from United Way or other similar organizations. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Our Story

Wild Bird Rehabilitation is the only organization in the St. Louis area that cares for native wild songbirds.

Our mission is to ensure the survival of native songbirds through professional medical care and education regarding their value and needs. We also provide public education regarding the humane treatment of wild songbirds and the conservation of their habitat.

Established in 1993, we began operations in a 1200 square foot facility on Big Bend Blvd in Crestwood. In 2005, WBR moved to its current home on Midland Blvd in Overland. This location provided a larger facility and an area to be used as an aviary for birds to transition to the outdoors prior to their return to the wild.

During the first year of operation, WBR handled over 500 birds and 1,000 phone calls from the public. Last year WBR cared for more than 1800 birds representing over 100 different native bird species. WBR receives referrals from St. Louis city, county and state animal agencies as well as many veterinarians and other animal welfare organizations. Native songbirds cared for here are under federal protection as a result of the Migratory Bird Treaty and caring for these birds as a licensed rehabilitator requires both federal and state permits.

Wild Bird Rehabilitation, Inc.is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt organization.  We receive no federal or state funding and are supported totally by donations from individuals, corporations and fundraisers. WBR is staffed primarily by volunteers who donate their time to help area birds.

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