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Wildlife Rehabilitation

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All injured native birds and other wildlife should be transferred immediately to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.  

 

The Avian Welfare Coalition’s work is focused on parrots and other captive birds exploited by the pet trade.  Nevertheless, concerned people who find our web site and need assistance with native birds often contact us.  

Unfortunately, every year many thousands of injured wild birds end up with people who don’t have the training to care for them.  It is important that these birds receive specialized care by a licensed wildlife rehabilitator so they can be released back into their native habitat.  We are providing the information below to help in these situations. 

 

Locate a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in the US at these links:

 

Southeastern Outdoors

Wildlife Rehabber.Com

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Information Directory

WildlifeRehabber.org


Information on Helping Injured Wildlife:

The first thing you need to do if you’ve found an orphaned baby bird or songbird
By Wildlife Rehabber.Com

Wildlife Emergency Checklist
By WildAgain Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc.

To help or not:  What to do when a baby bird is grounded
By the Fund For Animals

Wildlife Rehabilitation Organizations

 

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC)

Wild Again: Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc.

Bird Care and Rehabilitation
By Ornithology.Com

 

U.S. Bird Conservation Groups

Audubon Society

American Bird Conservancy

 

Other Helpful Resources:

 

If you’ve lost or found a parrot or another escaped captive bird, visit:
http://www.avianwelfare.org/links/lostfound.htm

 

For information related to Quaker Parakeets (Monk Parrots) or other naturalized parrots in your community, go to:
http://www.avianwelfare.org/issues/naturalized.htm