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Injured Birds and Other Wildlife

Baby Birds

If you find what you think is an orphaned baby bird DO NOT PICK IT UP unless it is in immediate danger or looks very young with no feathers. Some fledgling birds spend time on the ground and are unable to fly but are still being cared for by their parents. It would be a shame to take them away from their parents. Instead, station someone a short distance away to watch and protect the bird while you reference the information at Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley or contact the appropriate wildlife rescue organization listed below.

Injured Birds

If you find an injured bird and can safely pick it up without injury to yourself, place it in a closed cardboard box and put the box in a warm, quiet place. Then, reference the information at Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley or contact the appropriate wildlife rescue organization listed below.

Other Animals

For other animals besides birds, check the information at Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley or contact the appropriate wildlife rescue organization listed below.

Contact Wildlife Rescue Organizations

Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley (408)929-9453. Serving Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Saratoga, Santa Clara, or San Jose.

Peninsula Humane Society (650)340-7022, extension 314. Serving San Mateo County and Palo Alto. Note: they have recently merged with Wildlife Rescue in Palo Alto.

Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center (408)779-9372. Serving Santa Clara County south of San Jose, or in San Benito County.

Native Animal Rescue (831)462-0726. Serving Santa Cruz County.

Lindsay Museum (925)935-1978. Serving the East Bay.

SPCA for Monterey County (831)372-7466. Serving Monterey.