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.