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
IS THE BIRD 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 .
NATIVE BIRDS AND CHICKS
SICK OR INJURED BIRDS - If bird is sick or injured, contact Hawai‘i Wildlife Center (808) 884-5000. They are located on the island of Hawai’i, but service all islands. They can arrange for holding and transport.
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.
SHEARWATER OR PETREL FLEDGLING - If you find a downed shearwater fledgling then contact appropriate facility for your island, on O‘ahu or Big Island the Hawai‘i Wildlife Center (808-884-5000), on Maui, Molokaʻi, or Lanai, Maui Nui Seabird Recovery (808-573-BIRD), and on Kauaʻi, Save Our Shearwaters (808-635-5117). For more information on Shearwaters and rescued bird drop-off locations click here.
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.