We have had many success stories with rescued wild birds that have been rescued and rehabilited, and in some cases released back into the wild. In a case where a bird cannot be re-released, such as was the case with our New Zealand Falcon, there are places setup specifically for these birds, where they can thrive in a safe environment free from predators.
What should I do if I find an injured bird?
Once you have captured the bird place it carefully in a well ventilated cardboard box or a cat cage. You can leave the towel in with it so it has something to grip on to and not be able to do any further damage to itself. If you are using a wire cat cage place a towel over top so to keep it dark. This will help keep the bird calm. Keep it in a quiet and warm environment until you can get it to the hospital. A hot water bottle under the cardboard box is ideal.
For more general questions and answers on what to do when your find an injured bird or animal, see our FAQS Page.