Intaking Bird Information
When you find an injured bird and feel it needs to come to the CFRC there are two options:
PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN HANDLING A WILD BIRD! THESE ARE STILL WILD ANIMALS AND CAN INJURE YOU! STRESSED OUT BIRDS CAN DIE VERY EASILY SO DON'T DRAW A CROWD. BIRDS NEED TO BE KEPT IN A DARK, QUIET, CLIMATE CONTROLLED AREA UNTIL WE CAN BE REACHED.
If you are bringing in a bird, please download this form and fill it out and bring it with the bird!
How to Handle an Injured Raptor
Warning: Handling an injured raptor can be very dangerous. Only follow this procedure if you are unable to contact CFRC or your local District Wildlife Manager with NC Fish and Game.
DO NOT HANDLE OR LOOK AT THE BIRD ANY MORE THAN NECESSARY. IT IS HIGHLY STRESSFUL AND CAN DO THE BIRD FURTHER HARM.
Transporting an Injured Raptor to CFRC
All wild birds are protected by law. State and federal laws prohibit you from having any protected wildlife in your possession, even temporarily, unless you are transporting an injured raptor to receive medical attention.
Call the raptor emergency line at 910-297-7157 to notify our rehabilitation staff.
While transporting an injured raptor: