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THE BIRD is INJURED/SICK:

If the bird has visible injuries, dangling limbs, bleeding, broken wing, lethargic, unable to walk, fluffed up...

STEP 1.)

  • Take a clear picture of the bird. 

 

STEP 2.)

  • Try to catch the bird. 

  • Find a shoebox type box with a lid.

  • Add some brown dried leaves, paper towels or other soft and dry bedding to the box. Gently place the bird in the box and close the lid.

  • If you don't have a box a paper bag can be used.

  • Place the box in a secure, quiet location to reduce stress for the bird. 
     

STEP 3.)

  • Do not give the bird food.

  • If the bird is able to drink on its own, you can give the bird water in a very small container (IE water bottle screw lid). 

  • Do not try to manually place food or water in the birds mouth. 

STEP 4.)

  • Text the picture of the bird to 404-969-2324 (Atlanta area only)

Include the following information with your text

1.) Where you found the bird.

2.) If you witnessed the accident/injury, please describe.

3.) Wait for a text response for further instruction. 

STEP 5.)

  • Avoid frequently checking on the bird to minimize stress. 

ATTENTION RESCUERS:

Regrettably, in order to keep doing what we do, we must pause intakes occasionally due to light staffing.

Please visit our overnight care page and the resources page.

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