BOPH Bird Of Prey Hospital – A Non-profit voluntary organisation
What to do if you find an injured or young Owl or Bird Of Prey
These birds have a menacing look and sharp talons, BUT – If you find one and can get anywhere near it, then it may need urgent help.
- SAFETY FIRST – Take care near the bird’s feet, they have very sharp talons and a conscious bird will be terrified. Beaks looks sharp and dangerous but can do far less harm.
- Be calm and as quiet as you can, use a cloth or towel to drape over and gather up the bird, the towel will create a calming darkness and help reduce further damage to wings and feathers.
- Place bird and towel into a box that can be closed or covered securely, leave it somewhere dark and quiet then call BOPH Hospital.
CONTACT US – 0797 3747 305 – firstname.lastname@example.org
We will help advise you and collect the bird if possible. ALTERNATIVELY PLEASE CONTACT YOUR MOST LOCAL VETERINARY PRACTICE, THEY WILL OFFER SUPPORT or CONTACT FOR LOCAL REHABILITATION.
- Keep in mind that wild birds or animals do not behave like domestic pets, they hold tremendous fear of us and have no understanding of our goodwill. Our approach is to reduce stress and suffering.
- Generally, rehabilitation often requires medical care, X-ray, drugs and long term housing for each different species. Fresh food and falconry trained staff will ensure that both the correct and kindest treatment is available. Recovery for release back to the wild is our primary focus.
- On average 75% of BOPH patients have so far been rehabilitated and released back to the wild.