Bird-Friendly Communities

Find an injured or dead bird?

How to handle injured birds.

What to do If a bird hits your window and is alive, but dazed: 

  1. Pick it up and place it in a paper bag or small box with a lid.
  2. Put the container in a dark, quiet place, away from pets and children, close the door and leave the bird alone for 20–30 minutes.
  3. If you hear it scratching around in the bag or box, it’s probably time to release it outdoors.
  4. If the bird is injured, please take it to a wildlife rehabilitator. In the Twin Cities, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville treats injured birds.

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