Sunny Kellner

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Outreach Specialist

860-364-0520 ext. 106, email

Favorite Bird: "I have so many favorites, it's difficult to choose just one. However, my lifelong favorite bird is the Canada Goose."

Sunny joined the Sharon Audubon Center staff in 2015, as the Wildlife Rehabilitator and Outreach Specialist, yet she was no stranger to the center. Sunny’s life-long passion for saving wildlife brought her to Sharon Audubon Center when she was 13, where she began her journey into wildlife rehabilitation as a clinic and raptor volunteer, as well as assisting summer camp and education programs until college.

She obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology with a concentration in Wildlife Rehabilitation at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina, where she received formal training in wildlife rehabilitation for birds, mammals and reptiles. She continued her path of wildlife rehabilitation and animal medicine with positions at several rehabilitation facilities and veterinary hospitals, before returning to the Sharon Audubon Center as the Wildlife Rehabilitator and Outreach Specialist. 

Due to her extensive rehabilitation background, Sunny applies the experience obtained from the variety of facilities she has worked at to provide high quality treatment to wildlife patients with an attitude that embraces continued education and an open mind. Sunnys is honored every day to work alongside incredible individuals to save birds, and connect people with Audubon’s boarder missions of conservation, one bird at a time! 

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