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Wings is a state and federal permitted bird rescue rehabilitation center. We care for injured, orphaned and ill birds with the goal of returning them to the wild. The Center is comprised of two care centers and multiple cages and enclosures, including a raptor area, each designed to facilitate the rehabilitation of wild birds large and small, from hummingbirds to pelicans.

Our volunteers provide an invaluable service by donating their time and talents to ensure that the birds under our care receive the best care possible and a second chance at freedom. When a call is received by our dispatcher, critical information is gathered about the location, type of bird, and health status. This information is then relayed to a rescue team member to catch and transport the bird to the center for evaluation, medical treatment and rehabilitation.

Volunteers receive hands-on training and experience working with the Coastal Bend’s native and migratory birds. In addition to our specially trained volunteers responsible for rescue, care and release of wild birds, we need help with incoming call support, assistance with fundraising activities, public appearances and the day-to-day operations and upkeep of our facilities and grounds. 

What we ask of volunteers:

  • Be over the age of 18; volunteer ages 15 - 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian;

  • Provide a current photo identification and have your own transportation;

  • Most important, have a love for wildlife. 

If you are already a trained WRC Volunteer, log in here: 

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