Found A Sick or Injured Animal?

Effective November 16th, 2022:

Until further notice, due to avian influenza, the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources has suspended the intake and rehabilitation of all species of waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, pelican, gull, corvid, and all raptor species, to include eagles, hawks, falcons, kites, harriers, osprey, vultures, and owls. From the Alabama Department of Conversation and Natural Resources: Members of the public seeking assistance with these species should be instructed not to touch the bird, to leave it where found, and to contact the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries at 334-242-3469 with any concerns about HPAI.


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.

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. 1.