Take a 5 minute break today. Binge watch lovable Alabama Wildlife Center videos

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Baby Barred Owls at the Alabama Wildlife Center. Photos from the Alabama Wildlife Center Facebook page

Need a break from all the news and craziness in your life?  We’ve found something special for you from the Alabama Wildlife Center.

One of Birmingham’s most treasured conservation groups, the Alabama Wildlife Center has been posting short Facebook videos of their residents at the wildlife rehab center.  Two words best describe them.  Too cute.

The state of Alabama’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation facility, the Alabama Wildlife Center, which is based at Oak Mountain State Park, cares annually for almost 2,000 wild bird patients from more than 100 species.

Photo from the Alabama Wildlife Center Facebook page

Founded in 1977 as a small, home-based, all-volunteer organization, the Center has cared for well over 50,000 native Alabama wild animals since its inception. The organization has been in continuous service 365 days a year for over 30 years.

Check out the Alabama Wildlife Center on Facebook and online.  And don’t miss their annual Owl-O-Ween  on October 27 at Oak Mountain State Park.

Now – Check out this lineup of videos.

Make way for ducklings!

This is what a hungry common nighthawk looks like.


Baby hawk that is being fed and rehabilitated at the Alabama Wildlife Center.

Released – a Barred Owl at last year’s Owl-O-Ween

Broad-winged Hawks take flight. Two young Broad-winged Hawks raised at the Center were released in Helena at International Expeditions on August 31st in 2012.

Along with keeping the center running 365 days a year, there are plans to make the Alabama Wildlife Center a major destination for tourists in the region.

See how you can get involved, and consider volunteering for center.

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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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