Alaska WildBird Rehab Center Monthly Flights

Contributed by Randi Perlman

The Alaska WildBird Rehabilitation Center (AWBRC) will hold one of its fascinating mini-programs this month, focusing on a different theme at each program.

Themes for these programs are designed to loosely correspond with wild bird activity around us.

The programs will capture your attention, and your heart, while highlighting our education birds on a rotating basis.

Our mini-programs are part of the Valley Arts Alliance Second Saturday events, and this month’s romantic encounter will take place from noon to 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 13th, at the new Big Lake Lions Recreation Center, in beautiful downtown Big Lake. February’s theme is ‘Owlentine’s Day’, and is filled with the romance of, what else? OWLS!

The event will feature several of our resident owls in their feathered finery, and in the most romantic of settings – a recreation center!

Both male and female owls will attend, and perhaps some flirty hoots will be heard – would that be considered a floot?

Owlentine’s Day snacks will be available, as well as information on AWBRC, owl artifacts, crafts for the children and the young-at-heart, and Owl Pals for sale.

Also this month, AWBRC will host a Volunteer Training Introduction on Saturday, February 20, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Mat-Su Animal Care & Control on 49th State Street, off the Palmer-Wasilla Highway.

In addition to basic bird care, we have opportunities in building construction & maintenance, transportation, clerical, and more.

AWBRC is growing and we hope you can join us! Come hear about our volunteer opportunities and where YOU can fit in.

For more information or to RSVP for the Volunteer Training class, contact us at 907-892-2927 or visit us at