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Helping a Debilitated Bird

Birds in Pet Carriers

When you find a bird there are a few important steps to keep it safe before transporting it.

Please follow these TEMPORARY care instructions:

Note: If you are unsure whether or not the animal needs help, please contact us at the numbers listed below.

Found an aquatic bird? Call and let us know:

International Bird Rescue San Francisco Bay Center
4369 Cordelia Road

Fairfield, California 94534

[P] 707.207.0380 Extension 110
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

International Bird Rescue Los Angeles Center
3601 S. Gaffey Street, Box 3
San Pedro, California 90731
[P] 310.514.2573
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If calling one of our wildlife centers about a bird and there is no answer,
please leave a message, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Need assistance finding a rehabilitation facility or capturing an injured animal?

Please, contact Wildlife Emergency Services.

[P] 866.WILD.911 (California hotline that connects you to a wildlife rescue organization near you)

Found a mammal, reptile, amphibian, raptor, songbird, etc. in California?

Please visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife - List of Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilties website to locate an appropriate rehabilitation center.

Outside California?

Call your local humane center or animal rescue group and ask for a referral or search for a local center at one of the listings on the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association website.

All marine mammal and sea turtle strandings/injuries can be reported to NOAA at 1-866-767-6114.  A list of regional rescue and rehabilitation contacts and centers can be found on the NOAA website.