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 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. 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.

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.