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Building the new Wild Bird Care Centre

Building our
new Centre

Conceptual Design

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

The Need

Our old facility was small, lacked amenities, and was beyond repair. With renting a large space being unsustainable and limiting, it was time for an upgrade to a new, purpose-built facility.  As the importance of bird conservation is becoming more well-known, and the significance of each bird's life on future generations, the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre's work is now more important than ever. Caring for thousands of birds annually, our goal is to ensure there is a wild bird advanced care facility in the Ottawa Valley Region that could expand as the needs continue to grow.


The Vision

Envisioned by our Chair, Juliette Marczuk, the construction of a new facility on 17+ acres of land will include:

  • A state-of-the art, advanced care wild bird emergency facility to better provide a higher standard of care, thereby increasing release rates

  • Creation of free-flight areas, both indoors and out, enriched to simulate a more natural environment

  • An interactive education/visitor area where the public can learn more about birds, their habitats, and environmental stewardship

  • The ability to grow and adapt to changing needs

Conceptual design

How You Can Help

Together, we have raised over $1.8M for the construction of our new facility thus far and construction is now expected to start in June/July of 2024!  

You can help us avoid further delays by donating today.

Naming Opportunities

We invite you to become an important part of the new Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre and our continuing mission of saving birds' lives by lending your name, your family's name or your business to an interior space or outdoor aviary. For the most up to date information on the naming opportunities available, contact:

Juliette Marczuk, Board Chair

*Colors are for illustration purposes only.

Help care for the birds of today and tomorrow.

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 11159 Stn "H"

Nepean, ON   K2H 7T9

Finches first day

Giving Level Recognition

Giving Levels

With permission, and subject to the Centre's Gift Policy, all donors giving $500 or more may be recognized on a permanent digital display in the new building. All donors giving $100 or more will be acknowledged on the Centre’s website only.  Named spaces will have additional recognition.


Well drilling

Construction Progress

We have received approval of our site plan (March 2024), and have now applied for our Building Permit (May 15, 2024). Construction of our new facility is expected to begin in June of 2024!

Stay tuned for more news and pictures as this important project moves forward in the coming months.

Bringing our Dream to life...


We wish to extend a very special thank you to our architect and fellow bird-lover, Dr. Ammar Aldujaili, OAA, OAQ, Ph.D. Arch., for his dedication  and commitment to this project. He has gone above and beyond to make this project come to life.

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We wish to also extend a very special thank you to our civil engineer and also fellow bird-lover, Dr. Husham Almansour Ph.D., P. Eng, for his dedication and commitment to this project, and persevering with us through a very challenging site plan process.


We are excited to be working with Graebeck Construction whose many years of professional experience in the construction industry and work on complex projects such as ours will turn our dream into reality.

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