What To Do If You Found a Sick or Injured Bird
Confirm It Is Truly Sick or Injured
The following are indications that a bird may be sick or injured:
- The bird is quiet, dull, the eyes may be closed, and it has fluffed feathers (the bird looks “puffed up”).
- It may have an obvious wound, breathing problems, a drooping wing, or show lameness or an inability to stand.
- It does not fly away when approached. Learn how to tell if a bird that doesn’t fly away is a fledgling (a young bird learning how to fly)
- For further assistance on Transport, please refer to the "Who to Call for Help" section on this page.
What Type of Bird Is It?
Choose the sick or injured bird below to learn more about what to do.