Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center - Found an orphaned bird? Please contact us at 972-225-4000!

Found a Bird?

Mr. Chitters, the barred owl, sitting on a log

Dos and Don'ts



How to Know If a Bird Needs Help

A bird needs immediate medical attention if it:

Why Can't I Keep It?

As much as your children may want to keep the bird and as much fun as it may seem, there are many reasons why we discourage them being kept as pets.

It's bad for the animals

It's against the law

What if I have already been caring for a wild bird?

If you have been caring for a wild bird, you should bring it to an avian wildlife rehabilitor as soon as possible. We understand your good intentions but the average american home is not the place for a wild bird. The sooner the bird can be given a proper diet and medical care, the better its chances.

More Information

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitators by County
Legal Information

Other Sites

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Texas Parks & Wildlife

Texas Parks & Wildlife / Law Enforcement
800-792-GAME (4263)

US Fish and Wildlife Service

US Fish & Wildlife Service

Blackland Prarie Raptor Center

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center