Fallen Feathers takes in wild birds of all kinds from all around Arizona that are in need.
We take the necessary steps to provide the proper care for a bird - this includes advising the public about capturing birds in situations that require human intervention. In the case of raptors we make every effort to pick up the bird as these have specific handling and dietary requirements. Locating and reuniting orphaned birds with parents is something that we take the time to try and do. If the parents cannot be located or the bird returned to the nest, the bird will be raised and returned to the wild when ready. This process includes feeding, housing, environment adaptation, and back-up release support. Injured birds will receive medical attention from licensed rehabilitators, and veterinary care when necessary.
How You Can Help Wild Birds
If you use a birdbath, clean it daily! The stagnant water in birdbaths is a breeding ground for many diseases. Instead, offer a constantly flowing water supply. This can be done easily by placing a large shallow pan under a drip system nozzle or garden hose. A birdbath can be used if the water is replaced daily and well cleaned.
Recycle, reduce, and reuse! Help protect the environment.
Avoid using chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides.
Keep pets indoors! Cats and dogs are one of the biggest threats to wild birds. Keeping your cats indoors not only keeps the birds safe, it protects them from cars, diseases like FELV, FIV, FIP, other cats and dogs, or being hit by a car. Always spay and neuter!
Use caution when trimming trees. Check for nests before you start. The best time is October through January when birds are not nesting.
Supervise children with pellet/BB guns. All to often we find birds injured this way.
Plant native bushes and trees! Native plants provide food for our native species. For more information about native plants to use, contact your local nursery.