Wildlife rehabilitation centers play a vital role in caring for injured wildlife, including birds.  Sadly, they often receive birds that have been struck by moving vehicles.  Some centers specialize in certain groups of birds which are most likely to be found injured, such as raptors.  The staff rehabilitate these individual birds and then release them if that is a viable option.  If the birds recover but cannot survive in the wild, they become “education” birds which are taken out to schools and community events to allow the public to see them up close.  Volunteers are often needed to help center staff transport, rehabilitate, or feed birds and clean their enclosures. It might also be possible to learn how to handle them for educational purposes.  See if there is a wildlife rehabilitation center near where you live which could use your help!


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