Found a Bird?
Resources for handling injured and deceased birds, and local rehabilitation contacts.
Learn when and how to handle birds by following the links below. Situations vary based on the age of the bird, so please confirm which stage the bird is in before handling.
Fledglings are slightly older than nestlings and have feathers. A fledgling out of the nest is normal and likely does not need help unless it is in direct danger (cat, traffic, etc.).
Report a Non-Fatal Window Strike
Many birds that hit windows do not die on contact. It is important that they are taken to rehab as soon as possible after the strike occurs. Please report all local window strikes to us so we can best advocate for change.
Local Rehabilitation Contacts
Appalachian Wildlife - 828-633-6364
Susan Wright - Wild for Life - 828-665-4341
Janice Burleson - 828-215- 6016
Erika Emory (in Weaverville) - 828-645-2688
Nancy Vergara (in Alexander) - 828-273-0068
North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Help Line - 866-318-2401
Learn more about how to handle a dead bird and report window strikes here.