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
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.