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Injured Bird

Resources for questions about injured or nuisance birds of prey.

If someone has found an injured or apparently ill bird they may call:

  • Ruth Melichar Bird Center (Center is open April through August)
    4650 N. 36th St., Boise
    338-0897
  • Animals in Distress
    2201 W. Boise Avenue, Boise
    367-1026

If the person cannot reach a rehabilitator and the bird appears to need immediate first aid or emergency treatment, try:

  • Treasure Valley Veterinary Hospital
    2600 S. Meridian Rd., Meridian
    888-4844
  • Long Valley Vet Clinic – Janet Houlihan
    13712 Highway 55, McCall
    634-2660
  • Dr. Dale Smith
    New Meadows
    347-2148
    (Central Idaho Vet Clinic is closed but he still gives first aid to birds. His son, Mark, also treats injured birds. Call and arrange to bring the bird to him.)

If a raptor is perceived to be aggressive, a nuisance, or potential threat, the person should contact:

  • Idaho Wildlife Services – George Graves
    george.3.graves@aphis.usda.gov
    378-5077
  • Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game – Bruce Haak
    bhaak@idfg.idaho.gov
    465-8465

Partial list of Idaho Rehabilitators: all area codes (208)

Boise

  • Geneveve Tish
    Raptors and other large birds including eagles
    342-3753
  • Monte Tish
    Raptors and other large birds including eagles
    463-8819 (h)  334-8456(w)
  • Treasure Valley Raptor Rescue – Cathie Havlina
    Raptors and other large birds including eagles
    336-1218(h) 719 251-6776 (c)

Caldwell

  • Conger Small Animal Clinic
    Birds, raptors, and migratory
    459-6355

Kuna

  • Betty Duggan
    Raptors including eagles
    922-4619 (h)   724-6633 (c)

McCall

  • Snowden Wildlife Sanctuary – Linda A. DeEulis
    Raptors, migratory, no eagles
    634-8050

Middleton

  • James O. McKinley
    Migratory, raptors, eagles
    585-2203
  • Lucy Nickerson
    Raptors and eagles
    585-6160

Saint Maries

  • Birds of Prey Northwest
    janie@bopnw.org
    582-0797(c)