Found A Sick or Injured Animal?

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.

Birds
When a bird is obviously injured, bring it to our rehabilitation clinic for immediate treatment. We’re open every day of the year from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for bird admissions.

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


Make your home safe for birds.

Glue traps intended for pest control can be deadly to birds.  Songbirds are attracted to insects stuck on glue traps and, all too often, the birds themselves become the victim.  Never use glue traps outdoors or in an open garage.  If you do encounter a bird on a glue trap call your local wildlife rehabilitator immediately and do not attempt to remove the bird.  Exercise caution when using or disposing of hazardous substances (motor oil, cooking oil, cleaning agents, fertilizers, etc.).  Consider organic alternative and natural insect control.

Get in Touch

Address
100 Terrace Drive
Oak Mountain State Park
Pelham, AL 35124
205-663-7930
wildlife@awrc.org

Hours Open Every Day of the Year!

Bird Patient Admission: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Wildlife Help Line: 205-663-7930, Ext. 2
Visitors: 9:00AM-5:00PM (even holidays!)
Business Office: 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday (closed holidays)

About The Wildlife Center

Our Mission
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.