Wild Wings

A bird rehabilitation center

Who Are We?

Founded in 2015 in Oakland County MI, Wild Wings is a rehabilition organization that accepts baby birds and birds with MINOR injuries and illnesses ONLY. If you encounter a bird with a serious injury it will be referred to larger centers.
Wild Wings does not have any paid staff, and does not get any state funding. This organization is totally run off donations. We tend to almost 1000 birds a season due to injury, abandonment, habitat destruction, and more. It takes about $100 a day to run the center. Wild Wings receives no state or federal financial assistance for wildlife rehabilitation. Wild Wings is a not-for-profit (501C 3), completely volunteer-supported organization. Because we are completely dependent on donations to support our efforts, Wild Wings is constantly on the lookout for supplies, equipment, and cash donations that enable us to provide quality care. Monetary donations are always needed for housing, feeding and veterinary care. Please contact us if you have questions about how you can help!

Wild Wings does NOT provide pest control services. See our bird acceptance policy.

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Bird Acceptance Policy

Birds We Can Legally Accept: Songbirds (ex: Robins, Finches, Sparrows, Starlings, Cardinals, bluejays) Woodpeckers, Night Hawks, American Woodcocks, Crows,Pigeons, and Morning Doves

Birds We CANNOT Legally Accept: Waterfowl (Ducks, Geese, Swans), Game Birds (Turkeys, Pheasants), Chimney Swifts, Swallows, Hummingbirds, Gulls, Cranes, Shorebirds, Raptors (ex: Hawks, Vultures, Falcons, Eagles, Owls)



Our Team

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She has been in the veterinary field for 20 years. Marg is also a Licensed Veterinary Technician, and Certified Ornithologist. She is married, and has two dogs, a corn snake, four parrots, six finches, one canary, two diamond doves and five pigeons.
Marg had was always that kid bringing home every wayward creature she could find. Her love of birds started at the age of seven when she got a budgie from her parents.

Marjorie Sapp
founder & ceo


Karen began volunteering at Wild Wings in 2016. As manager, she assists the director with scheduling, fundraising, educational programs, volunteer training, Sponsor-a-bird program, and day to day operation during baby season. Karen also serves on the Board of Directors at Wild Wings.
Prior to Wild Wings, Karen spent 3 years volunteering at a raptor center in Florida performing direct bird care and administrative duties. Karen is retired from the health care system, married, and living in Troy Michigan. She also shares her volunteer time with animal care at a local nature center and photography at a local guild dog center.

Karen O'Connor
Manager/Chairman of the Board
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Becky worked as a licensed veterinary technician for 16 years. She has since retired from the profession and is now a certified medical coder. Becky is the proud mama of a baby boy named Alex and has 3 dogs and 2 cats. Her lifelong desire of helping animals has brought her to Wild Wings where she has proudly sat on the board of directors for 3 years

Becky Donahue-Hoogerhyde
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She has been with Wild Wings since it offically opened it's doors in 2015. She has a passion for animals and has always been referred to as a "natural caregiver" for as long as she can remember. As head volunteer, she has the priviledge of assisting with training, managing the instagram account, and taking care of birds.
Along with volunteering at Wild Wings Ashley works full time as an in-home senior caregiver. She is also te speaker coordinator and active member of the Blue Water Audubon Society. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, rabbit, snake, many chickens, and eight birds.

Ashley Long
Head Volunteer/Chairman of the Board
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Jennifer is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Zoology, and a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has worked in a feline hospital for the last 10 years and now works in a veterinary technician college program. She joined the Wild Wings executive board as Secretary in 2016. Her favorite birds to work with are mourning doves and nighthawks.