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


Bird 911.

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.

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: 11:00AM-4:00PM
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.