If you’ve found a wild animal that you think might be sick or injured…
- If it’s a native bird we can help!
- If it’s a native mammal, visit the Outdoor Alabama website to find a list of current rehabbers.
When a bird is obviously injured, bring it to our rehabilitation clinic for immediate treatment. We’re open every day of the year from 11:00AM to 4:00PM for bird admissions.
- Our location and directions
- Found an Injured Songbird?
- Found an Injured Raptor?
- Found an Injured Water or Shore Bird?
- Might be an Orphan?
If you’re unsure if the bird needs your help or have questions about handling, housing, and transporting it, please call our Wildlife Help Line first: 205-663-7930, Ext. 2. You must leave a message on this line to be assisted by a trained Specialist. The only way to talk to a Specialist is to leave a message, and they will return your call as soon as they can.
Tips to help wildlife
Create a backyard habitat
In addition to feeders, baths, and nest boxes, there are many ways to make your backyard inviting to a variety of birds. Consider planting native trees, shrubs, and grasses that yield fruits, nuts, or seeds. Native plants are less susceptible to pests or disease and tolerate less-than-ideal climate and soil conditions well. Many species of birds nest or seek shelter in the hollows of dead trees. Top off rather than chop down dead trees and always look for nests before downing any tree. Learn how to create a backyard bird habitat here.