You may try to contain an injured bird in a paper bag or box. Close the bag or box securely so that the bird does not escape to a place where it cannot be caught. Place the bag or box in a quiet, dark area away from extreme heat or cold. Do not offer the bird any food or water. Call Chicago Bird Collision Monitors at (773) 988-1867 or visit their website at www.birdmonitors.net for more information.
What to Do if You Found a Baby Bird (.PDF document)
Before doing anything for the bird, please read this article produced by the Fox Valley Wildlife Center.
Contact local wildlife rehabilitators/centers, suburban animal control or Chicago Bird Collision Monitors.
Scan these links for a list of additional rehabbers permitted by the state (IDNR) to care for birds.
Most, if not all, of the organizations listed on this page depend on help from volunteers. These groups also rely heavily on donations from foundations and individuals. Funding is a serious issue that has forced many rehab. facilities to close their doors or turn away injured birds due to a lack of resources. What would we do with our injured birds if these organizations didn't exist? Please consider returning the favor through your financial and / or volunteer support.
BCN Member Organizations
The Nature Conservancy Bird Committee
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