Found an Adult Bird

I Found an Adult Bird, Now What?

Adult bird

Sick or injured adult birds in need of help can display the following characteristics:

  • Bleeding
  • Lack of balance
  • An inability to fly or flutter wings
  • Weak or shivering behavior
  • “Fluffed out” feathers
  • Lack of response to danger
  • Drooping wings, especially if wings droop unevenly
  • Evidence of a cat or dog attack
  • Lying on the ground
  • Sticky feathers or feathers coated with a substance such as oil or many other symptoms

Please call Greenwood Wildlife at (303) 823-8455 to discuss what you observe and to decide with a rehabilitator if the animal you see needs help.

If you determine that an animal needs to be brought to our facility, please follow these instructions for capturing and transporting animals.