Locate a Rehabilitator
Inside Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex
Rogers Wildlife Center (click for map) (972) 225-4000
Rogers Wildlife Center Rescue Page (after hours)
Outside Dallas / Fort Worth (listed by county)
Texas Parks and Wildlife (972) 226-9966
Texas Parks and Wildlife, Specialists & Legal Issues (800) 792-GAME (4263)
Check your local phone
directory for government listings in
See the blue pages for state wildlife, environmental,
or natural resources agencies.
Regarding DUCK, GOOSE, QUAIL, or KILLDEER:
If you know the mother is dead, or if the baby is injured, call a wildlife rehabilitator right away.
If baby is separated from the mother and you know where she is, place baby close-by so she can hear it.
If the mother is not found or does not claim the baby within an hour, call a wildlife rehabilitator. If you cannot reach one, rescue the baby.
Not sure? See also Babies on the Ground.
It may take several hours for a volunteer to return your call. Many wildlife rehabilitators are volunteers whose main occupation is in an unrelated field. Please keep the bird warm and away from pets and people while you wait for the rehabilitator to respond; do not feed the bird. For complete handling instructions, see How to Rescue a Bird.
Wildlife rehabilitators are not funded by the state of Texas. A donation will be appreciated to help with the cost of care.
Only contact wildlife rehabilitators that specify they work with birds, since bird rehabilitators are required to have both a state and federal permit.
Some bird rehabilitators specify what species of bird they will work with. such as raptors, water foul, or general.
Before handling the bird, read and follow instructions regarding safe transport.
If you have followed the links and instructions above and cannot locate a wildlife rehabilitator in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, contact DFW Wildlife Coalition at 972-234-9453. See also, Transport Instructions.
Additional Information on Birds