Bird Struck a Window? Don't Wait to Seek Help.
Traumatic impact injuries are often fatal for birds. To give the bird a chance to recover, it's important to quickly find a rehabilitation specialist who knows how to administer the proper medication to help counter the effects of the impact.
Place the bird in a small ventilated box lined with paper towels. Create a "donut" in which the bird can be propped upright and supported in such a way that it will not fall on to its back or side. Keep the bird in a quiet, dimly lit and climate controlled room away from pets and children until which time you're able to connect with a rehabilitation. Secure the box in your vehicle (e.g.: via seatbelt) or have a passenger carefully hold the box to prevent it from moving too much during travels to the specialist.
photo credit: Tracey Lowrey