About the B.C.R.R.

The Centre was established as a Registered Charity in 1991 to care for injured and orphaned Birds of Prey.

It is a non-profit volunteer organization that relies on public donations to run its daily operations. There is no Government Funding.

Why is such a Fascility nedded?

Did you know that most injuries occurring to wildlife are due to man.? Have you considered the injuries and fatalities that happen each and every day to wildlife by motor vehicles, hydro wires, windows, barb wire fencing, pesticides, herbicides, traps, shooting, lead fishing sinkers or lures ,the list is endless!

The Bluewater Centre for Raptor Rehabilitation started with an interest in helping and healing local Birds of Prey and some other species of birds found injured due to the reasons mentioned above.

Where we are.

The facility is located 30 miles east of the nearest city, Sarnia, Ontario on a private country property with 23 acres of land. The location is ideal for recuperating birds and provides a quiet and stress reduced environment to heal.

In the beginning 1991

Initially the Centre was comprised of one flight cage {36’x 12’ x12’} built by friends and family. All funds were raised locally for this endeavor .Designs for this cage were taken from Kay Mckeevers, Owl Rehabilitation and Research Foundation in Vineland ,Ontario.

Hospital facilities that included 6 intensive care cages were located in a small room in the basement of the family home.It was a less than ideal arrangement as there was no natural lighting and the noises from everyday living in the house always caused some added stress to the already compromised birds.

1991 - 2011

Over the years the Centre has grown extensively, this is due mainly to the efforts of many volunteers and the financial support of local residents and businesses that have helped raise the necessary funds needed to build additional facilities.

Flight Cages

  • Today the Centre has 20 exercise cages ranging in size from 8’x 8’ x10” to 84’ x 20’ x 12’ {l x w x h} The various sized cages enable birds of variant sizes or stages of recovery to recuperate outdoors and prepare themselves for release.