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Found an Injured​ Bird?

Call us at (303)460-0674

Every year more and more birds are found along our roads, under power lines, and in our own backyards. It can be very difficult at times to determine if a bird actually needs to be brought to a rehabilitation facility. Please remember we are here to help you and the birds! With experience from working with hundreds of birds each year, we can help you determine if the situation calls for rescue or further observation.

The Birds of Prey Foundation rehabilitates eagles, owls, falcons, hawks, vultures, pelicans, herons and ravens.

For all other injured or orphaned wild birds or mammals, please call Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at (303) 823-8455.

  • Where is the bird? (e.g. park, road, backyard)​

  • Why do you think the bird needs help?​

  • Are there any obvious signs of injury?​

  • Have you tried approaching the bird?​

  • How close to the bird did you get?​

  • Has the bird moved from its original position?​

  • Are the eyes bright and alert when you approach?​

  • Are both wings being held evenly (either next to the body or spread out to threaten)?​

  • We will ask you to describe the bird in detail. Identifying the species can help determine normal versus abnormal behavior.​

  • We will ask you to take a picture, if possible, to help us evaluate the situation in even more detail.

These questions and more help us to determine the best next step. It is legal in Colorado to capture and transport a raptor in order to get care for it. It is illegal to keep a bird. The Birds of Prey Foundation has permits from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife to possess and care for migratory birds.

As a small non-profit, we rely heavily on the public to get involved and help to transport injured birds to us. 

Questions We'll Ask When You Call:
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