Bird Rescue 

 
Hawaii Audubon Society does not have facilities or resources to assist with/care for injured or sick birds and is not responsible for any injuries from people handling birds. Please see the information below regarding sick or injured birds.
DOWNED WILDLIFE CONTACTS FOR ALL ISLANDS
http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/wildlife/downed-wildlife-contact-details/

 

IS THE BIRD NATIVE?

Use this list to determine if the bird is native.
For help with identification contact Hawai‘i Wildlife Center (808) 884-5000, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (migratory seabirds) (808) 792-9400 or Hawaii Audubon Society hiaudsoc@gmail.com.

NATIVE BIRDS AND CHICKS

 

  • WHITE TERN CHICK - If the chick is on the ground, but doesn't appear injured, then call (808) 379-7555. See flyer at bottom of page for more information.

NON-NATIVE BIRDS AND CHICK

  • NON-NATIVE FLEDGLING - Fledglings are covered in feathers and down and can hop. Often they end up on the ground while learning to fly and the parents are likely nearby and watching, so leave the bird alone.

 

  • NON-NATIVE NESTLING - Nestlings have few feathers and can only drag themselves on the ground. If you can find the nest, then place the nestling back in the nest or create a makeshift nest and place in the closest tree to where you found the nestling. This will provide the best chance for the parents to find the nestling. 

  • INJURED NON-NATIVE - If the bird is injured or sick and is a non-native species, then you can contact your local humane society or find a licensed rehabilitation facility for your island at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife website.

 

For bird handling instructions click here.