Found an injured or baby bird out of it's nest?
Red Rock Audubon does not take in injured birds. If you have any questions about injured wildlife, please check the Wild Bird Fund to see if your question can be answered. If not, contact one of these local wildlife rehabilitators.
Last updated 4/12/2019
Relevant regulations w/ hyperlinks to e-CFR:
50 CFR 21.31 Rehabilitation Permits.
“(a) What is the permit requirement? Except as provided in §21.12 [see below], a rehabilitation permit is required to take, temporarily possess, or transport any migratory bird for rehabilitation purposes. However, any person who finds a sick, injured, or orphaned migratory bird may, without a permit, take possession of the bird in order to immediately transport it to a permitted rehabilitator.”
50 CFR 21.12 General exceptions to permit requirements.
“The following persons or entities under the following conditions are exempt from the permit requirements: (c) Licensed veterinarians: Licensed veterinarians are not required to obtain a Federal migratory bird permit to temporarilypossess, stabilize, or euthanize sick and injured migratory birds. However, a veterinarian without a migratory bird rehabilitation permit must transfer any such bird to a federally permitted migratory bird rehabilitator within 24 hours after the bird's condition is stabilized, unless the bird is euthanized.If a veterinarian is unable to locate a permitted rehabilitator within that time, the veterinarian must contact his or her Regional Migratory Bird Permit Office for assistance in locating a permitted migratory bird rehabilitator and/or to obtain authorization to continue to hold the bird…“