Welcome! Where in NC are you? There are a fair number of North Carolinians on here, so you might be able to find someone close by that you could get up with for more detailed info than what is feasible to post here. I give you credit for trying to take on such a task as what you described, although the description of the center does raise some questions as to whether these birds are really in a proper situation. I'm kind of curious as to how she is keeping 17 non-releasable birds that are obviously not being used in an educational capacity.