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:

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

Southeastern Outdoors

Information on Helping Injured Wildlife:

How to Care for an Injured Wild Bird That Cannot Fly
By Wikihow

Found an Orphaned or Injured Baby Wild Animal?
by the Humane Society of the United States

U.S. Bird Conservation Groups

Audubon Society

American Bird Conservancy

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Other Helpful Resources:

If you’ve lost or found a parrot or another escaped non-native bird, visit: