Sponsor a bird at the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre
By sponsoring a bird for $100 you directly increase the number of birds we can help.
What do you receive in addition to a warm fuzzy feeling?
With each $100 sponsorship package you will receive:
- A photo of the bird
- A fun fact sheet about the bird
- A certificate commemorating your generous sponsorship
Frame your photo and certificate to display at your home, office, school, community residence, hall, or club.
Choose the Bird You Would Like to Sponsor
The Baby Canada Goose has its eyes open from the moment it hatches and it only needs a few hours to dry off before it is able to walk around on its own. Once all the eggs are hatched, mom will often lead the way in search of food, while dad pulls up the rear, keeping count of all the babies. This tight-knit family will stay together throughout the summer, and will often migrate together.
Robins are one of the first babies to arrive each summer. Having up to three broods, we see new baby Robins all summer long. They hatch naked with their eyes closed, but wait their turn politely to be fed by their parents. We receive around 200 baby Robins each year!
Baby Pigeons are born covered in thick yellow down so much so that occasionally some rescuers mistakenly think they found a baby duck or hawk. Born with their eyes closed, they require feedings from both parents for about a month before they can leave the nest.
Peregrine Falcon – these mighty raptors have come back from the edge of extinction. Now they can be seen in city centres, swooping to catch a meal. While they are agile hunters, they are often vulnerable to car impacts and sometimes window strikes.
Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl – these beautiful predators live in Ottawa year-round. They have a broad range of habitat and eat a wide range of animals and insects. Car impacts and the occasional window strike are their main reason for ending up at the Centre.
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird – North America’s smallest songbird is an important pollinator species. They are vulnerable to window strikes and domestic animal attacks.
Golden-Crowned Kinglet – these tiny songbirds hang out in coniferous trees and eat an abundance of insects. They are vulnerable to window strikes and animal attacks.
Cedar Waxwing – these striking beauties love insects and fruit and can be seen in the Ottawa region all-year round. They are especially vulnerable to window strikes.
Mallard Duck – these ducks are a North American favourite, males have a flashy green head. These beautiful birds are vulnerable to litter (fishing lines and plastic waste) as well as car impacts.
Violet, the Turkey Vulture
Violet, the Turkey Vulture. Turkey Vultures are fascinating and unique birds. Vultures live all over the world and are part of the earth's clean-up crew, scavenging on dead carcasses. For this reason these helpful birds deserve our respect! Sponsor Violet, our Celebirdy and Turkey Vulture, and learn more about what makes her so fascinating!
These common beauties are engaging and sweet. While most of us see them on a daily basis, did you ever stop to think what life would be like without the pigeon? They bring life to urban spaces that would otherwise be empty. They often suffer from a wide variety of injuries, illnesses, and, sadly, human cruelty.
We receive numerous Red-tailed Hawks every year who often suffer from vehicular or window impacts. These fierce birds, even when injured, are still intimidating - learn more about the Red-tailed Hawks that come to the Centre when you sponsor one.
Northern Saw-whet Owl
These charming and sweet little birds are the Centre's most frequent owl patients. The main reasons they come in is due to window or vehicle strikes.