Our volunteer policies establish a minimum age requirement of sixteen years to volunteer with our team. For more information about volunteering with the Bird Center, click here.
Yes, we do take all bird species including non-native wild pigeons, starlings, house sparrows, ducks, mynas… etc. We will also take in non-bird animals and transfer them to the correct rehabilitation facility if needed or provide you with information to contact those facilities directly.
We cover bird rescues ranging from the top of the top of the 18-mile stretch (mile marker 125) to just south of Fiesta Key (mile marker 70). If you find a bird outside of this range, then we have wildlife rehabilitation contacts that would be more than happy to help you.
Our hospital team is on call 24/7 and we’re happy to meet for a bird drop off or pick up a bird anytime. We ask that you please do not leave birds outside of our hospital door in boxes overnight expecting us to find them in the morning. We’re more than happy to take an […]
No. It is unlawful to rehabilitated protected wildlife without a wildlife rehabilitator’s license. If you find wildlife in need of professional care, then please call your local wildlife rehabilitator ASAP. Our bird emergency line is live 24/7: (305) 852-4486 ext.