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Bird 911

Northern Mockingbird by Clifford Surratt.
Northern Mockingbird by Clifford Surratt.

There is no reason to feel alone during a wildlife emergency. Information and in many cases, help, are only a few mouse clicks away.

You found a bird, now what?
ambulanceInternational Bird Rescue Research Center
Simple directions to help keep the bird safe and warm

Get help in an emergency 
Animal Help Now
A resource for finding wildlife rehabilitation centers in an emergency. 

Nesting cycle
A simple overview of the avian nesting cycle

Wildlife emergency: North America
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
How to know what constitutes an emergency and when to contact a rehabilitator

Rescuing songbirds
Rescuing and transporting birds of prey
St. Francis Wildlife Association, Tallahassee, Florida
How to rescue songbirds and birds of prey

Helping injured and orphaned wildlife
Wisconsin Humane Society
Answers to common questions about injured and orphaned animals, animals in your home, wildlife diseases, and more


Hotspots Near You

In “Hotspots Near You,” we provide up-to-date information from local birders about easily accessible places to watch birds. You’ll find maps, directions, bird lists, links, contact information, and detailed descriptions of places that are great for birding close to home.

Go to Hotspots Near You.

View photos of birds in our galleries.



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