From burrowing owls to domestic ducks and entanglements to car strikes, Urban Bird Foundation responds to emergencies when agencies and wildlife hospitals are unable to make field visits. As most wildlife rehabilitation centers and hospitals are primarily volunteer-based, they simply do not have the resources to respond to calls for help or transport injured, orphaned, or sick wildlife. Thus, we have filled a much-needed niche – providing rescue expertise and call responses when concerned people find or encounter birds and wildlife in need, but are ill-equipped to handle the sensitive situations.
Urban Bird Foundation receives more than 1,000 calls and emails per year requesting wildlife help and rescues. We partner with Northern California wildlife rehabilitation and hospitals to directly transport and safely deliver rescued animals for veterinary care. Although our hands-on services are only available in Northern California at this time, we also respond and assist people from across the country who have found and rescued wildlife – providing temporary care instructions and the location of the nearest wildlife rescue facility.