I found an injured bird, what now?

If you find an injured bird (caught in fishing line, hook stuck in its mouth, etc.) contact the East Ridge Veterinary Hospital (585-467-2120) in Irondequoit at 60 Dubelbeiss Lane, 14622 for advice.

They are the local group most involved in wildlife veterinary care and have all the contact information for the most appropriate individuals specializing in rehabilitation for a particular type of wildlife (e.g. songbirds versus birds of prey, etc).

Alternately, you can contact the Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Hotline at 1-877-457-5680.

We updated this list in August, 2017 (please report any changes).

From the NYSDEC:

List of Wildlife Rehabilitators in Western NY.


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