ASAP can provide many services including education to enhance or control captive birds, rescue, recovery or removal of birds or finding injured birds.
Education courses are also available for classroom settings for students to learn about birds and their natural requirements whether they are a domestic or wild visitor in your community.
Finding an injured bird
Several types of injuries can occur within our urban areas to a variety of wildlife and domestic birds. If you encounter a bird in apparent distress or known injury, follow the guidelines below.
Baby birds found on the ground may be just learning to fly; Many will be attended by their parents during this process including deference of feeding to encourage foraging techniques. Be patient, Nature has been a learning tool for millenniums.
Do not approach an injured bird that you are unsure of its potential dangers, such as Raptors or birds trying to protect themselves regardless of their injuries that may attack you trying to defend themselves. Identify the bird species or breed before rendering help to protect yourself and give optimum aid to the bird pertinent to its condition.
Injured birds should be captured quickly and transferred into a dark containment with padding if possible and assessed for critical conditions during transfer such as bleeding or raspatory problems. This is critical information when you call a rescue or professional agency to assist in the aid to the bird.
Do not attempt to feed or water an injured bird without knowledge of its condition or needed triage as ingestion of fluids or food could complicate an existing internal injury without knowledge of the injury.
Calling 911 is not an option beneficial in helping birds. Find a rehabilitator, state agency or veterinarian to help with the crisis.
Exposure, blunt trauma, disease, neglect, abuse, accident, attack and other unmentioned types of injury or degrade of condition should be assessed by a professional such as a veterinarian, bird rehabilitator, wildlife-related officers, or other persons known to animal care to prevent a ” Good Samaritan tragedy” in loo of the best intentions of the persons involved, many birds die from improper care because of lack of knowledge of the condition that the bird cannot relate to the finder.
This page will be updated with more content soon, with procedures of known ailments or injuries that you, if qualified to identify, could intervene and make a difference in survival.