Injured, Ill or Orphaned Birds

Juvenile American Robin Photo: Lane Richter

Injured, Ill or Orphaned Birds

Do you have an injured, ill, or orphaned bird, but don’t know what to do?  The St. Louis region has several great resources that provide care for birds. The sites below have information on how to reach the organization and what to do if you find an injured or orphaned bird.

**Please note: People are not supposed to take wildlife across state lines so they should contact the rehabilitation center in the state the animal was found. Riverlands, however, is on the border of Missouri and Illinois so often animals from here go to either state.

Bi-State Wildlife Hotline

Can assist in finding a rehabilitator in Missouri and Illinois. They will provide information of the closest rehabilitation center to the caller for the animal that they have. They accept most Missouri native wildlife.

Open 24 Hours a Day

Phone: (855)945-3435


Wildlife Rescue Center

1128 New Ballwin Road, Ballwin, MO 63021

Accepts Missouri native small mammals, waterfowl, reptiles, and amphibians.

Hours: 9:00AM - 7:00PM

Phone: (636)394-1880

World Bird Sanctuary

125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park, MO 63088

Accepts birds of prey.

Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Phone: (636)255-4390

Wild Bird Rehabilitation

9624 Midland Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63114

Accepts all native songbirds and other small backyard birds. Does not do pickups.

Hours: Oct. 1st - April 15th 9:00AM - 1:00PM & 5:00PM - 7:00PM, April 16th - Sept. 30th 9:00AM - 7:00PM

Phone: (314)426-6400


TreeHouse Wildlife Center 

23956 Green Acres Road, Dow, IL 62022

Accepts most native Illinoise wildlife except raccoons, skunks, bats, baby songbirds and adult deer. This is the closest rehabilitation center to Riverlands.

Hours: 9:00AM to Sunset Daily

Phone: (618)466-2990

Please call before making a trip with the injured bird to avoid making an unnecessary trip.

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