Injured,  Orphaned, Sick, or Dead Birds

Yukon Bird Club

7 May 2022

Injured or Orphaned Birds

There are several steps you can take if you find an injured or orphaned bird. Don’t assume that the bird needs to be moved as this could be as harmful as leaving it in place. It can be hard for small birds in particular to survive after an injury so do what you can but be prepared for the worst.

The information provided in the links below will allow you to make decisions based on the circumstances of the injured or orphaned bird.

Government of Yukon

https://yukon.ca/en/injured-orphaned-wildlife#injured-wildlife

Yukon Wildlife Preserve

https://yukonwildlife.ca/support/wildlife-rehabilitation/emergencies/

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

https://theiwrc.org/resources/emergency/north-america

Sick or Dead Birds

If you urgently need help and advice, contact the Yukon Turn in Poachers and Polluters service by phone or using their online reporting tool:

Yukon TIPP Line

If you are concerned that Avian Influenza may be involved in any sick or dead bird you encounter, check the latest information to assess the situation:

Avian Influenza – information for Yukon poultry producers (Government of Yukon)

Help respond to the avian influenza outbreak (Birds Canada)

Avian Influenza Outbreak: Should You Take Down Your Bird Feeders? (Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology)

Avian Influenza in wild birds (Environment and Climate Change Canada)

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