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What To Do if You Find an Injured Raptor
Call or text Spirit Filled Wings
If you are calling after 6pm and you do not get a call back within 30 minutes, text, Dr. Jill Pasternak at 586-604-2251
You may also try, St. Francis Animal Hospital at,
What not to Do:
Do not remove the bird unless you can verify the bird is injured or orphaned, or the bird is in immediate danger.
If you already have the bird in your possession, do not feed the bird. Put the bird in a cardboard box (or other soft-sided box). Do not put in a wire cage.
Cover container and put in a dark, quiet place, away from people, pets & noise.
Do not photograph the bird, or display the bird, as this will cause unnecessary stress on the bird.
And, most importantly, do not panic. Most rehabilitators are volunteers, so you may need to wait for a call back.
Do not give the bird to a non-federally licensed person.
If you need to contain the bird:
Walk slowly up to the raptor and gently lay a cloth (something the size and weight of a table cloth) over the bird. The bird should remain calm beneath the cloth, immediately contact a professional for assistance in picking up and transferring the bird.
If you need assistance with small mammals or song birds, please contact, Dr. Jill Pasternak at the number listed above.
To find a rehabilitator near you, go to http://www.michigandnr.com/dlr/
for a list of rehabilitators in your area.
(Michigan Department of Natural Resources)