Tips to help wildlife
Be prepared to assist an injured bird. Line the bottom of a cardboard box with pine straw or a soft cloth (with no loops). Gently transfer the bird to the box. Securely close the flaps. Do not offer food or water to the bird. Keep the box in a warm, secure and quiet environment and quickly transport the bird to a federally permitted wildlife rehabilitator. For safety purposes, if you encounter an injured bird of prey or a large water bird, please contact your nearest rehabilitator or game warden for assistance. In Alabama, call (205) 663-7930, ext. 2.
The Alabama Wildlife Center is Alabama’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation facility, caring annually for almost 2,000 wild bird patients from more than 100 species. AWC is a nonprofit organization with a dual mission:
to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild, and to educate people in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s native wildlife.