Education - Manatee County Audubon Society
Time to Learn!
Birds amaze and delight us every day! Their beauty captivates us; their ingenuity and ability sparks our imagination. Birds play many important roles in their own ecosystems and peoples lives throughout the world. Have you ever wondered what the world would be like without birds? Their impact on the natural world and our own history should not be underestimated.
If you find an injured/sick/baby bird
The Do's & Dont's
Do – place featherless birds back in the nest, Keep your pets leashed when near baby birds, Keep birds indoors, prevent birds from hitting windows, and contact your nearest rehab center for sick or injured birds.
Don’t – try to feed a baby bird with feathers, assume the babies have been abandoned, assume that a baby bird injured by a cat will be okay, or assume a stunned bird is okay.
For more information, go to – Jivdaya Charitable Trust Website
Organizations You Can Contact
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
To report sick, injured or Wildlife Emergencies Phone: 1-888-404-3922 https://myfwc.com/contact/incident-reporting/
Save Our Seabirds
1708 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota FL 34236
Call to report an injured bird: (941) 388-3010
If you find a sick or injured bird, please call immediately, and they will dispatch a volunteer rescuer as soon as possible. Alternatively, you may bring the bird to the above address, which also has an After-Hours Intake Box located beside the back (hospital) entrance.
Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida
925 North Jackson Road
Venice, FL 34292
Phone: (941) 484-9657
Emergency After Hours: (941) 416-4967