Rehabilitation for Orphaned and Injured
Need Bird Help?
The Wildlife Center of North Georgia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing care for wild songbirds. We focus on providing care for orphaned and injured birds so our patients can return to the wild to live normal lives. We also work to educate the public about the importance of protecting wild birds from the human-related risks affecting their populations.
Our program of rehabilitation includes species-specific nutritional management, medical care, habitat enrichment, species socialization, and pre-release conditioning. Our work is centered on keeping our patients "wild" so they can be released to resume normal lives and produce future generations.
Many bird species are on the decline and human-related risk factors result in millions of bird fatalities each year. The leading causes of human-related bird mortality and injury include outdoor cats, building/window collisions, and habitat loss, but other related causes include declining insect populations (a primary food source for many birds), loss of native plants (berries are a vital food resource for birds and insects), pesticide poisoning, glue traps, and untimely tree cutting that destroys active nesting sites. Our work is designed to help mitigate these factors and return the birds we can help back to the wild.
This beautiful video from the American Bird Conservancy tells the story so much better than we ever could: 3 Billion Birds Lost
As a volunteer-managed nonprofit, donations go directly towards our mission and help to pay for bird feed and supplies, medications, aviary construction and maintenance, and veterinary services. Donations may be fully tax-deductible.
Please consider making a donation today!
If you have found a bird you believe needs help, please visit our HELP page first. In some cases, there are self-help tips that may help you resolve the situation more quickly.
We accept birds in need on a case-by-case basis and intakes are by appointment only. We will be happy to consult with you to help provide guidance.
If you have found a bird, please place the bird into a ventilated container like a cardboard box lined with paper or cloth towels and place the container in a safe, quiet room until help can be found.
If you have found a bird in severe distress and actively bleeding, please take it to the closest veterinary emergency clinic.
You Can Make a Difference
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations may be fully tax deductible.
Tax ID 92-2652390