Wildlife rehabilitators know this time of year as “Baby Bird Season”, where many nestlings of all species fall from nests or are otherwise orphaned. We have a list of qualified organizations that can help listed on the website http://www.sfvaudubon.org/category/rehabilitation/ . If you have additional questions, please email Dave.Weeshoff@SFVAudubon.org. Phone numbers of active rehabilitators in your area – If you live in the east SFV call James Hunter at 818-571-9833; those in the northwest SFV, Anna Reams at 805-581-3911, and those in the southwest SFV, the California Wildlife Center at 310-457-9453.
With several occurrences of such phenomena hitting the national media last week, some of you may be interested to know more information about such seemingly bizarre behavior. Well, someone has compiled a great deal of info on the “Birds Fall from the Sky” website to sate the desires of those seeking more on the subject. Thanks to Serena Castleton for calling this site to our attention.
SFVAS regularly receives queries about what to with or about sick or injured wild birds they have found. Here is a list of licensed rehabilitators you can contact. If you find an injured or sick wild bird or bat in your area, please contact the closest licensed rehabilitator listed below: Long Beach All Wildlife Rescue & Education 562-434-0141 Long Beach Animal Hospital, 3816 E. Anaheim (between Redondo & Termino), Long Beach, CA 562-434-9966 Malibu California Wildlife Center 818-222-2658 Mission Viejo Critter Care of Orange County 949-380-8719 Palos Verdes / South Bay Wildlife Rehabilitation 310-378-9921 Pasadena Humane Society 626-792-7151 Poway Bat Rescue (bats only) 858-679-0211 San Pedro International Bird Rescue &Research Cntr. (Especially for seabirds) 310-514-2573 Simi Valley Wildlife Care of Ventura County 805-581-3911 Sunland Wildlife on Wheels 818-951-3656 Topanga Wildworks 310-455-0550 (SF) Valley Wildlife Care 818-346-8247 Wildlife Care of Ventura County Hotline 805-498-2794