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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

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

Thanks to our generous community of donors, the campaign's target of $1.7M was reached in 2022. Thank you to all our donors & contributors!

Additional funds raised will be used towards covering the costs of construction which have risen since the project was first budgeted, and additional site preparation as required by the municipality. 

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 a room or aviary for the life of the building. Naming opportunities are still available.

For more information, please contact Juliette Marczuk, Chair:

Help care for the birds of today and tomorrow.

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 11159 Stn "H"

Nepean, ON   K2H 7T9

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Giving Level Recognition
$100,000 and over
$50,000 - $99,999
$25,000 - $49,999
$15,000 - $24,999
$10,000 - $14,999
Blue Jay
$5,000 - $9,999
$2,500 - $4,999
$1,000 - $2,499
$500 - $999

With permission, all donors giving $500 or more will be recognized on a permanent digital display in the entrance of the new building. All donors giving $100 or more will be acknowledged on the Centre’s website only. 


Construction Progress

Construction has been unavoidably delayed due to issues caused by the pandemic, and the complexity of the project, but the project is moving ahead. As of June 2023, we are close to having the site plan approved! This is  the first and most challenging milestone for the project  which needs to be completed prior to obtaining a building permit.  A well is situated on the property and a septic permit has been obtained. Construction is now estimated to be delayed until 2024. 

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