Oak Mountain State Park

Alabama Wildlife Center



Our Mission

The Alabama Wildlife Center is Alabama’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation facility, with over 45 years of caring for almost 2,000 wild bird patients from more than 100 species. AWC is a nonprofit organization located inside OMSP with a dual mission:

  • Provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild.
  • Educate people in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s native wildlife.

The Alabama Wildlife Center is also Alabama's oldest and largest wildlife education center. From its humble beginnings in the back yard of founder Anne Miller to the mountain top refuge it is today, AWC has pioneered lifesaving rehabilitation practices and delivered life changing educational programs. 

While you are visiting be sure to visit Shelby the Bald Eagle and the Eurasian Eagle Owl, the world's largest owl species! 




100 Terrace Drive

Oak Mountain State Park

Pelham, AL 35124




Effective November 16th, 2022:

Until further notice, due to avian influenza, the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources has suspended the intake and rehabilitation of all species of waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, pelican, gull, corvid, and all raptor species, to include eagles, hawks, falcons, kites, harriers, osprey, vultures, and owls. From the Alabama Department of Conversation and Natural Resources: Members of the public seeking assistance with these species should be instructed not to touch the bird, to leave it where found, and to contact the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries at 334-242-3469 with any concerns about HPAI.   WE ARE STILL PERMITTED TO ACCEPT ALL NATIVE SONGBIRDS.

WILDIFE HELPLINE:  205-663-7930, Ext. 1

EDUCATION LINE: 205-663-7930, Ext. 4




Office Hours

MONDAY - FRIDAY: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bird Admission:

MONDAY: Closed/appointment only call 205-663-7930

TUESDAY - SUNDAY: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Visitor Hours


TUESDAY - SUNDAY: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

**Hours subjected to change per the Alabama Wildlife Center**

**For the most up to date information, visit https://alabamawildlifecenter.org/ **