Outdoor Aviaries

Wildcare Foundation

Outdoor Aviaries

Crow Row

Crow Row is an outdoor complex consisting of four 12’x 20’x 12’ enclosures that may be open to or closed off from each other.   The enclosures have aviary netting walls on the interior, with wire mesh on the exterior for additional protection.  Half of the roof is covered for shade and shelter while the other half lets in the sunlight.  Nestled in natural Oklahoma habitat, the space includes live trees and vegetation in and around the enclosure, natural flooring, windbreaks, nest boxes, and natural perching.  Crow Row is intended for medium-sized birds such as American Crows, or Mississippi Kites.

Crow Row
Crow Row
Crow Row 2

Small Hawk

Small hawk is 12’x 20’x12’ designed specifically with screech owls and kestrels in mind.  The exterior is made of aviary netting on the inside, and wire mesh on the exterior for security.  Features of this enclosure include natural dense vegetation, cavity-style nest boxes, natural flooring, and partial roofing.

Small Hawk
Small Hawk 2

JT Aviary- Sponsored by James Thomas

One of our largest flight enclosures, JT Aviary measures in at 40‘x100’x16’.   Extending 4ft up from the base of the enclosure’s perimeter is a wall of metal flashing which provides defense against intrusion of predators and scavengers.  The rest of the exterior is constructed with aviary netting attached by support poles on the perimeter and interior of the enclosure.  The space features live trees, natural flooring, and plenty of flight space for large birds to exercise and strengthen flight muscles.

JT

Alcove (20’ x 40’ x 14’), Peeters Pavilion Aviary (20’ x 20’ x 10’)- Sponsored by Tracy (Peeters) Scopel , Hi C Aviary (20’ x 20’ x 12’), VZD (20’x20’x12’)

Providing space for recovering birds of prey, these four aviaries were built around existing wooded areas.  With steel frames, welded wire doors, and 2’ tall wire base to the perimeter, the rest of the enclosures are formed with aviary netting.  Hi C and VZD aviaries were completed as Eagle Scout projects. 

Alcove
Alcove 1

Stork Vzd
Vzd


HI C

Raptor Room

Raptor Room is a complex including 20’wide flight enclosure surrounding a 20’ x 20’ x 12’ building where each outdoor flight has access to additional indoor space.  Entry into Raptor room uses a double door system.  An aisle in the center of the building provides access to each enclosure, in addition to a sink, and storage area.  Inside areas are sand floors with natural perching and platforms.  Extending 4ft up from the base of the flight enclosure’s exterior perimeter is a wall of metal flashing which provides defense against intrusion of predators and scavengers.  The rest of the exterior is constructed with aviary netting.   All outside areas have natural flooring and a variety of perching.  Raptor room is used for nestlings, branchers, and adult hawks and owls.


Raptor Room
Raptor Room 2
Raptor Room

Gussy Waterfowl Habitat- Sponsored by Frank and Jean Longobardi

The perimeter of the waterfowl habitat measures in at 60’x100’x12’.  Sheet metal extending from the ground to 4’ tall provides security from predators.  1.5” aviary netting stretches from pole to pole creating flight space above a 60’x25’x5’ pond equipped with a pump and waterfall for circulation.  Land around the pond includes seasonally varying native vegetation, and several sun-shade structures/feeding stations.  Incorporated into the waterfowl habitat are two holding enclosures attached to Duck Inn (described below.)

Waterfowl Habitat

Duck Inn- Sponsored by Frank and Jean Longobardi

Duck Inn is an 18’x24’x8’ insulated building equipped with water and electricity.  The building has a sloped concrete floor with drainage, washable walls, and built in metal storage cabinets. An elevated bath tub with connected hose makes for easy clean-up of large items.  The building contains four heated brooders (3’x8’x2’) for young waterfowl.  One side of the building is divided into two enclosures, each providing space for juvenile or injured adult waterfowl.  These indoor enclosures each have optional door access to outdoor 12’x12’x8’ enclosures within the waterfowl habitat described above.

Duck Inn
Duck Inn

Trail Blazer- Built by GM employees

Protected outdoor space for Pigeons is provided by Trail Blazer.  Entry to the enclosure makes use of a double door system.  ½”x 1” welded wire forms the exterior of the 8’ x 32’ x 8’ space which has a solid metal roof.  Sun screen can be installed on the interior of the walls to limit feather damage.  The enclosure is divided into four compartments, each with natural perching and wooden roost boxes.   Wooded areas around the enclosure provide windbreaks.

Trailblazer

IBC Aviary- Sponsored by University of Oklahoma Integrated Business Core.

A 12’ x 24’x 8’ metal carport was modified to build this songbird flight space.  ½” x 1” welded wire forms a protective exterior while the interior walls are aviary netting.   Features include a solid north-wall windbreak, roost boxes, and natural perching. 

IBC

Eagles Rest

Eagles rest was built as an Eagle Scout project.  Predominantly used for recovering injured adult birds of prey at the stage between critical care and flight space, this 12’ x 32’ x 8’ enclosure is divided into eight 4’x8’ compartments.  Flooring is natural, the roof is solid metal, and 3 walls are stockade board with the 4th wall being avian netting.  A secure walkway with individual access to each compartment creates a double door system.  Each compartment has natural and/or padded perching.

Eagles Rest
Eagles Rest

Eagles Flight

Large birds require large flight space, and that’s exactly what this unique 60’ x 100’ x 20’ aviary provides.  1”x 2” welded wire is used for predator proofing underground and up 3’ around the perimeter.  1” heavy-duty aviary netting creates the rest of the sides and roof.  There is an 8’ x 12’ x 12’ shed for wind and weather protection with clear plastic sides, metal roof, and padded perching.  One side of the enclosure incorporates free-growing cedar trees while the rest of the enclosure provides wide open flight space.  In addition to the natural perching provided by the trees, there are several high and low padded perches available.  The enclosure features an 8’ square raised stone drainable water bath, built in memory of Jack Nystrom.  Entry can be made through a double door system or by a large drive-through entry if necessary. 

Eagle Flight
Eagle Flight
Eagle Flight Bath
Eagle Flight 2

Owl Inn

Tucked away in a wooded area of the WildCare facility, this 800sqft aviary is primarily used for Great-Horned Owls.  Two 10’x10ft areas have solid metal sides for windbreak surrounding platforms and padded perching.  All other walls and roofs are constructed with chain-link, flooring is natural, and several perches are available.  Sun screening the interior of the walls can be used to protect against feather damage. 

Owl Inn

The Hut

Built for WildCare for an Eagle Scout project, the hut was designed as a flight space for songbirds.  A greenhouse frame provides the structure for a 20’x24’ enclosure.  A double door system provides risk-free entry and exit by the animal care staff.  Welded wire and sheet metal provide a tough exterior.  The roof and positioning of the enclosure allow for mixed sun and shade throughout the day.

Hut

WildCare Facility Map

Map

WildCare Map Legend

  1. Eagle Flight
  2. Eagle’s Rest
  3. Beaver Pond
  4. Great Horned Owls
  5. Raptor Room
  6. Crow Row Aviary
  7. Small Hawk Aviary
  8. Duck Inn
  9. Waterfowl Habitat
  10. Fox Enclosure
  11. Coon Condo
  12. Bobcat Enclosure
  13. Digging Animals
  14. Small Mammals
  15. Fawn Enclosure
  16. Corn Crib
  17. Large Raptors
  18. Admissions
  19. Rescue Center
  20. For Placement Only

Location Map

Helpful links

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
Animal Help Now

Other Related Links

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Reporting Bird Bands to U.S. Fish and Game
Alessondra’s OKC Great-horned Owl-Cam
Oklahoma City Zoo
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