Where can I take an injured bird in Chicago?
Contact local wildlife rehabilitators/centers, suburban animal control or Chicago Bird Collision Monitors.
- Chicago Bird Collision Monitors Hotline, (773) 988-1867 – Chicagoland Area.
- Willowbrook Wildlife Center, (630) 942-6200 – Glen Ellyn, IL.
- Fox Valley Wildlife Center, (630) 365-3800 – Elburn, IL.
What do you do with an injured bird in Illinois?
If you’ve found sick or injured wildlife, either leave the animal or bird where you found it and let nature take its course, or call a wildlife rehabilitator. Call the local animal control office or police department for assistance if the animal poses a threat to public health or safety.
Where do u take an injured bird?
Wildlife Rescue If the injured animal needs urgent treatment, the following charities in and around London may be able to help: London Wildlife Protection – for injured wildlife anywhere in London call 07909 795 064; RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital, 6 Clarendon Drive, Putney, London SW15 1AA.
Can I take an injured bird to the vet?
If you find an injured wild animal, watch it first to see how badly hurt it is. Then, if possible, take it to a nearby vet or wildlife rehabilitator (call first to make sure they can take and treat the animal).
How can I help an injured bird in Chicago?
Call the CBCM hotline 773 988-1867 to arrange help for the bird. (If you get a recording, leave a message stating the time, your name, a number where you can be reached, and the location and condition of the bird.) DO NOT put food or water in the bag or box. DO NOT poke holes in the bag or box.
What do I do if I find a bird with a broken wing?
Seek assistance from your local wildlife rescue team if you found a bird with a broken wing in the wild (or the bird belongs to any wild species). The wildlife rescue team has a variety of services such as one-time medical help, lodging, rehabilitation and on-going medical services during rehabilitation.
What is the Chicago bird?
The peregrine falcon (Chicago’s Official City Bird) and her handler look on.
What to do if you find a bird that can’t fly?
Take the bird outside and open the box every fifteen minutues to see if it is able to fly away. If it is still staying put after a few hours, you can try to find a local wildlife rehabilitator. Click here to locate a Wildlife Rehabilitator by county.
Can a birds broken wing heal by itself?
A badly damaged wing cannot heal itself, it must be cared for at home or by a veterinarian. To heal faster, a damaged wing should not be touched often.
What does it mean when a bird doesn’t fly away?
This is normal behavior; the bird is not injured and will fly off in time. During the fall, winter, and early spring (September to mid-May), a bird on the ground unable to fly is probably injured. Slowly approach the bird, and if it doesn’t fly away when you’re within 10 feet or so, you can assume something’s wrong.
How do you help a sick wild bird?
If you can’t transport it immediately:
- Keep the bird in a warm, dark, quiet place.
- Do not give it food or water. Feeding an animal an incorrect diet can result in injury or death.
- Do not handle it. Leave the animal alone.
- Keep children and pets away from it.
Can a bird with a broken wing ever fly again?
Broken wings require careful treatment, but they can often be healed, and many birds can return to the skies again.