What To Do If You Find An Injured Bird

Call the Center for Birds of Prey at 843.971.7474 and press option #1 for the Injured Bird Line. We answer this line from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day of the week.

If the bird is contained, do not offer food or water to the bird.
The bird may not be strong enough to process solid food, even if it appears hungry; feeding could harm or even be fatal to the bird. Having food in its system may also preclude certain medical procedures that the bird may need.

Injured raptors require specialized treatment and care from a Federally-licensed, experienced practitioner. It is illegal to possess any migratory bird without state and federal permits. However, your temporary assistance is allowed in helping an injured bird reach proper care and doing so ensures its best chance for recovery and return to its natural environment.