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New Website BirdRescues.org to Make Rescuing Injured Wild Birds Easier

For Immediate Release, October 18, 2022 

Contact: Scott Artis, (925) 550-9208, scott@urbanbird.org

New Website BirdRescues.org to Make Rescuing Injured Wild Birds Easier

AMERICAN CANYON, California— Urban Bird Foundation launched a new website today called BirdRescues.org, which provides resources for people across the United States needing immediate help with sick and injured wild birds. The first iteration of the website includes tips and information for temporarily caring for and/or returning wild birds to nature as well as easy-to-access contact information for the nearest bird rescue, wild bird hospital, or bird rehabilitator for all 50 states.

“Now more than ever we need a resource that helps people get the information they need quickly after finding an injured or sick wild bird,” said Scott Artis, Urban Bird Foundation’s executive director. “BirdRescues.org is a source for people across the United States that is designed to provide phone numbers, emails and addresses to the nearest wild bird rescue expert or hospital by state. It’s already a stressful situation when finding an injured bird so any help we can provide to make the process easier encourages more people to properly save wildlife and find emergency medical treatment.”

As a single page website, BirdRescues.org is designed to be accessible – providing quick bird rescue tips, how to differentiate sick and injured birds from those that are healthy and can be returned to the wild, and most importantly a feature to locate the nearest bird rescue, wild bird hospital, or bird rehabilitator across all 50 states. Urban Bird Foundation is already working to expand the functionality to provide a zip code search function and/or webapp feature to identify the closest bird rescue facility to a user’s location.

“Urban Bird Foundation receives more than 1,200 calls for injured bird help per year, which makes it difficult for the all-volunteer team to keep up and respond to each and every emergency as needed,” said Artis. “Our goal is to empower caring people across the United States to find help immediately, save more birds, and reduce frustration for good Samaritans rescuing birds in our communities. With billions of wild birds dying each year due to human-related causes, perhaps we can make a small difference and ease the suffering of a few or return them to the wild after treatment.”

Urban Bird Foundation is a national nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to protecting, defending, rescuing and conserving bird life in and adjacent to urban and suburban communities. 

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