Found a Bird?

Wild birds often come in conflict with a variety of human-related activities. We also share our habitats with them, so it is often the case that a bird in difficulty may be encountered anywhere from urban to rural areas.

If you find a bird and are unsure of what is wrong with it, you can reach us over the phone on:

Weekdays (9am-5pm): 21347645/6
Evenings and weekends: 79255697

Please do not leave the site before calling us, and if you are unsure of how to handle the bird please do not do so unless you receive instructions from our staff.

Being an NGO dedicated to the plight of wild birds, we operate throughout the year in rescuing and rehabilitating strictly wild birds.

Depending on the time of year and the location, a wild bird can be anything from a migratory species injured or in difficulty, to a young local breeding bird which is just exploring the outside world or having a hard time coping with the impacts of human urbanisation.

In cases of baby birds, human contact and handling, or taking the bird away from the area is not recommended.

In the case of seabirds, light pollution especially along the coast causes birds to become stranded on land. In between June and July Yelkouan Shearwaters leave their nests for the first time, followed by Scopoli’s Shearwaters during October and November.

If you are unsure what the bird might be, take a look at our infographic below which guides you through what could be the bird you have found.

You can also click here to download the flowchart in PDF format.

For more information in the case of baby swifts visit our ID guide here and the specific instructions on how to help these birds here.