Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation

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Nature Center Hours

VINS Nature Center
10am to 5pm Daily

Accepting Injured Birds
8am to 5pm Daily
802.359.5000 x212

Updated January, 2021

Found an Injured Bird?

The Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation receives injured birds from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Please call to alert staff that you are bringing an injured bird at 802.359.5000 x212 or after hours x510.

Our Wild Bird Rehabilitation Program

VINS' highly trained rehabilitators treat over 950 injured, orphaned, and ill birds from throughout Vermont and New Hampshire each year and care for all resident raptors, songbirds, and reptiles at the Nature Center.
We answer many calls daily regarding questions about wildlife from throughout the region. We hold 10 permits with the state and federal government and work closely with the game wardens to support wildlife concerns and needs.


We have begun research regarding the prevalence of blood parasites in birds admitted for care. In addition, we are banding released patients to potentially collect more data on survivability post-release.  We are also collaborating with other organizations on several research projects. These include Loon population monitoring with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) and the prevalence of West Nile virus in Ruffed Grouse (Southeast Wildlife Disease Cooperative with Vermont Fish and Wildlife).


Visit our viewing window at the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation and get a glimpse into the exciting world of rehabilitation offered at VINS Nature Center. Our wildlife rehabilitators can be seen providing treatment and care to scores of avian patients throughout the year.

To learn more, view our Rehab-in-Action videos.


Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour* and learn what it takes to care for the myriad of avian patients and residents of the VINS Nature Center. Your journey will include viewing Rehab-in-Action and touring the ICU, prep areas, and flight cages of the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation. 

*Tours are seasonal - view our calendar for upcoming tours.