This adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak was discovered with a drooping wing outside of a house.

The following local resources are available year round.

The Howell Nature and Conference Center wildlife infirmary will accept sick and injured birds. Their hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. The phone number is (517) 548-5530. If their phone is not answered, leave a message as they are often caring for animals and will call you back.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley will also help injured animals. The Cruelty and Emergency Staff are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached by calling (734) 662-5585 Ext. 1. Leave your name and number, and they will call you back.

If you find an injured or sick bird, please visit our help a wild bird page for additional tips on what to do. If outside the Ann Arbor area, please contact a local rehabilitator.

Keep any birds you have found warm and dry. Do not give them food or water except under the advice of a rehabilitator or veterinarian. For a list of wildlife rehabilitators in the state of Michigan, please go to

Local and National Wildlife Rehabilitation Links

Friends of Wildlife
The Friends of Wildlife is an Ann Arbor-based organization dedicated to the emergency and extended care of orphaned or injured Michigan wildlife. Trained volunteers rehabilitate Michigan mammals and turtles so that they may be safely returned to their habitats.

Help 4 Wildlife
The mission of Help 4 Wildlife is to provide care, treatment and release for orphaned and/or injured wildlife and to advocate for their welfare while promoting humane values and providing education to the public.

Washtenaw Audubon Society
The Washtenaw Audubon Society promotes conservation of wildlife and natural beauty in all possible ways and cooperates with other organizations whose aims coincide.

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) is an organization committed to promoting and improving the profession of wildlife rehabilitation and fostering respect for wildife and natural ecosystems.

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) is an organization concerned with conserving and protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat through wildlife rehabilitation.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
The Wildlife Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is responsible for managing Michigan’s wildlife. The DNR licences and regulates wildlife rehabilitators.

Michigan Emerging Disease Issues Website
Emerging diseases often may be transmitted between humans and animals. This web site gives information about submitting birds that may have died from West Nile Virus for testing.