Lost Birds

Lost Birds:

Please contact us at 623-533-2348 or email to see if your missing exotic bird is here or if you recently lost a bird.

The form attached here may help in the recovery of your pet.

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Found Birds:

Found an exotic bird in your backyard, park, etc.? Contact Fallen Feathers at 623-533-2348 to report it.

Have an injured or orphaned bird?

We cannot pick up birds (with the exception of raptors – if a volunteer is available).

For quickest care, please bring the bird directly to us.

If volunteers are not available, there are cages on the porch for drop off purposes; food and water is available.

Unsure if a bird needs care? – see our tips here.

If still unsure, contact us via one of our social media contacts:
(Facebook, Instagram, Google+)

Found a hummingbird, baby quail, baby duck, baby goose or baby killdeer?

Pick them up immediately and bring them to Fallen Feathers.

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly directly out of the nest.

Parents of the other baby birds listed won’t come back if they get lost, so they need help right away.

Found a baby wild bird (other than hummingbird, quail, duck, goose or killdeer) in your backyard or park?

Before doing anything, watch it.

Typically mom and dad birds do not leave babies for long, but they do have to leave to get food.  If mom or dad do not return back within 2 hours, then you may pick up the baby and bring it to us.

Smaller birds (hummingbirds, sparrows, quails, doves, pigeons, etc) can be brought to our rescue.

We will do our best to help make arrangements for birds of prey (hawks, falcons, owls) to be picked up, keeping in mind that this service is purely volunteer availability based.

Tips for caring for a bird until you can get it to us:

– Never force water into a birds mouth!  We cannot stress this enough.

– Place the bird in a container with torn rags or paper in the bottom.

– Do not feed the bird if it is lethargic or cold.

– Keep the bird warm and dry (birds like temperatures of approx. 100°F).  If a bird is cold, it’s must be warmed before treatment can start and it also will not digest food properly.  A bird must be warmed before feeding. Place the container on a heating pad set to low. Do not place the heating pad inside the container. If you do not have a heating pad, find the warmest location possible and place container in that area.

– If the bird is on the ground, watch it for a little while:

From April-July fledglings maybe on the ground as they are still learning to fly and are likely still being feed by the parents.

If the bird is still fuzzy, look around for a nest.  You can put the bird back into the nest or nearby.  The parents should hear it and come to it.

If no one comes and feeds the bird within 2 hours, bring it to us.

– If you see an injury, blood, a drooping wing, or the bird is lethargic, bring it to us immediately.

– If a cat or dog has had the bird in its mouth, the bird must be treated with antibiotics within 24 hours.  If you are unsure, better be safe and bring it to us.

– NEVER put water in a bird’s mouth. A bird’s airway is located on the bottom of their mouths behind their tongue.

– Feed baby birds any dry cat or dog food when the bird is warmed. Place the food in lukewarm water and wait for it to soften. Squeeze the excess water out and take small pieces and place in the back center of the bird’s mouth. Baby birds need to eat every 10-20 min.

– Adult song birds can be offered food when warmed.  Adult birds have varieties diets, so offer a small variety of fresh fruit or water moistened dog/cat food. Place food in container and allow bird to choose.  Do not feed a raptor, or lethargic bird.  If you have a hummingbird and do not have one of our emergency kits, prepare the sugar water recipe found here.

– If you do not know what kind of bird it is, be prepared to describe the bird (fuzzy, has feathers, size of a quarter, size of a golf ball, color of the beak, etc) or send us a picture (email or text).

– Raptors are carnivores.  Warming the bird and getting it to a rehab with the proper diet is the best way to help this type of bird.

NEVER put water in a bird’s mouth.

Questions? Bring it to us and we will be happy to answer all the questions you have.