Sick or injured birds

We have received several questions about injured birds recently.

Please note, as a conservation organisation, the RSPB will not be able to assist with a bird that needs veterinary or captive care. Other organisations are set up to perform this function.

To help you assess a situation and take the correct initial action the RSPB has prepared a guide with information provided by welfare specialists.

After this, you need to contact a relevant welfare group for further information and assistance.  The nearest Animal Rescue Centre to us in Guildford is Wildlife Aid in Leatherhead or the Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue in Camberley.

The RSPCA (England and Wales), SSPCA (Scotland) and USPCA (Northern Ireland) are the national charities that help and advise on sick and injured birds and animals.