Bird Rehabbers

A Mallard ducking with broken leg recovering after being treated at the Wild Bird Fund. Photo: The Wild Bird Fund
A Mallard ducking with broken leg recovering after being treated at the Wild Bird Fund. Photo: The Wild Bird Fund

NYC Region Animal Hospitals and Rehabilitation Centers

A number of quality rehabilitators and hospitals are available to care for wounded birds and other wildlife in New York City and surrounding areas. While all of the listed rehabilitators will receive birds, many will also care for other wildlife. Please read the specific restrictions and requirements of each site carefully.
 
If you have found an injured bird in need of professional rehabilitation and are unable to take the bird to one of the rehabilitators below, call NYC Audubon at 212.791.7483 x312. NYC Audubon coordinates a volunteer group of injured bird transporters who (if available) will take injured birds in New York City to a professional rehabilitator. NYC Audubon's office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm. If you have found an injured bird and need assistance outside of NYC Audubon's office hours, please contact the Wild Bird Fund at 646.306.2862 or email rehabbers@wildbirdfund.org.
 

Manhattan

The Wild Bird Fund
The Wild Bird Fund sees wildlife patients every day, including holidays, from 8am to 8pm. For general information as well as inquiries about baby birds, injured birds, or other wildlife, please visit the Wild Bird Fund's bird rescue help pages, or if you still have questions, email the rehabilitators. For animal queries and advice, call 646-306-2862. Messages left on voicemail will be retrieved at 10am, 1pm, and 5pm. A message left after 5pm on weekdays will be returned at 10am the next day.
 
565 Columbus Avenue (between 87th and 88th Streets)
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 646.306.2862
www.wildbirdfund.org


Animal Medical Center
Only raptors and waterfowl accepted. Open 24/7. You must tell them you are from NYC Audubon and make sure that they write this information with your name on the form.
 
510 E. 62nd Street, 2nd Floor.
Phone: 212.838.8100
www.amcny.org
 

Bobby and Cathy Horvath
Primarily care for raptors, but are available to advise/help on anything, everywhere. Both licensed rehabbers at state and federal level. No hour limitation.
 
Home phone: 516.293.0587 
Cell phone: 516.987.3961 (Bobby), 516.851.6045 (Cathy).
 

Urban Park Rangers
The Urban Park Rangers will pick up a bird if it’s in a New York City park. They are available for any birds other than pigeons and starlings, but higher priority is given to less common birds. For raptors, they will try to go outside of City parks, but resources are limited.
 
Primary number: 646.613.1200
Manhattan phone: 212.628.2345 (9am-5pm daily)
www.nycgovparks.org
 
 
Robert Spragg
Hours 8am–8pm, 7 days a week. Will retrieve and transport birds of prey only; eagles, hawks, owls. He will travel anywhere in 5 boroughs.

 Cell phone: 917.328.4315
 
 
CAC (Center For Animal Control)
This is the last resort if all else fails.
Will accept injured birds and contact a rehab person from the state list. Their field operators are only available to pick up animals 8am–8pm, 7 days a week and their prime responsibility is cats and dogs, not birds, so chances are they will not be able to help. Again, the CAC is a last resort if you can find no one else to help. They can take and transport migratory birds, but they do not respond for starlings, pigeons, seagulls and squirrels, although you can bring those to the shelter.
 
Phone: 311 from New York City, or 212.788.4000
 
 

Brooklyn

NY Animal Rescue
Hours 11am–7pm, 7 days a week. Rarely can pick up unless very local; please call before drop off. Will accept almost anything but specifics depend on space available.
 
153 E. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY (by Fort Hamilton Stop on F train), near Prospect Expressway
 Phone: 718.436.5163
www.nyanimalrescue.org


Private Rehabilitator Eileen Jones
Phone: 718.853.9290
 
 

Queens

Boulevard Animal Clinic
Hours vary, call in advance. This is one of Central Veterinary’s six locations (the others are on Long Island). They have 24-hour service at at least one of the locations. Will accept all birds, including pigeons, starlings, depending on capacity. No licensed rehabbers on staff, but will do what they can and find one.
 
11249 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY
Daytime phone: 718.261.1231
After hours phone: 516.825.3066
www.centralvets.com
 
 
Bobby and Cathy Horvath
Primarily for raptors, but are available to advise/help on anything, everywhere. Both licensed rehabbers at state and federal level. No hour limitation.

Home phone: 516.293.0587. 
Cell phone: 516.987.3961 (Bobby), 516.851.6045 (Cathy)
 

Staten Island

Animal Hospital of Staten Island
Please call first.

640 Willowbrook Road
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: 718.698.1400

 
Northside Animal Hospital
Hours 10am–9pm, Mon-Thurs; Friday 10am–3pm. Call for weekend hrs. Please call first to explain the situation and the animal.

773 Post Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310
Phone: 718.981.4445
www.nahnyc.com
 
 

Long Island

Volunteers for Wildlife
Hours 8am–4pm, Mon–Fri. Often check email after hours. Federally licensed, so can take anything (they don’t usually take starlings or pigeons, but can give a referral.) Don’t do pickups except very locally.
 
194 Bayville Road
Locust Valley, 11560
Phone: 516.674.0982
Email: wildlifeadvisory@gmail.com
www.volunteersforwildlife.org
 

Save the Animals Rescue Foundation
Staff hours 8:30am–6pm, 7 days a week; 24-hour live answering service. Will take all birds, exotic pets, animals. Drop off; pick up is case by case, call first. Don’t accommodate waterfowl (geese, swans) although will take the occasional duck.
 
Middle Island, NY
Phone: 631.736.8207
 
 
Central Veterinary - 24 Hours
Hours vary, call in advance. This is one of Central Veterinary’s six locations. They have 24-hour service at at least one of the locations. Will accept all birds, including pigeons, starlings, depending on capacity. No licensed rehabbers on staff, but will do what they can and find one.
 
73 W. Merrick Road
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Phone: 516.825.3066
www.centralvets.com
 
 
Animal Emergency Service – Selden
 
24/7 no charge. Please call in advance. They take most birds (rarely waterfowl) but have limited capacity. No licensed rehabbers on staff; they just do emergency vet work and send along to rehabilitators. 
 
280 Middle Country Road, Selden, NY
Phone: 631.698.2225
www.animalemergencyservice.net
 
 

New Jersey

The Raptor Trust
The Raptor Trust provides free care and assistance to injured, sick, or orphaned wild birds. Please call ahead.
 
1390 White Bridge Road
Millington, NJ 07946
Phone: 908.647.2353 
Fax: 908.647.8211
www.theraptortrust.org