Each bird that comes into care is assessed, treated and then placed in a tailor made program. The length of the program is dictated by the age, species and severity of the injury.
Programmes can vary. A short term stay might be 2-3 weeks, resulting from loss of habitat or dehydration. A long term stay of 6 – 12 months might result from broken wings or legs.
In some cases the bird of prey coming into captivity may need fitness work or hunting experience.
These birds are placed on a long term rehabilitation program.
Today, some of the techniques that falconers use are suitable to assist with the rehabilitation of Birds of Prey in Western Australia.
If you find a sick, injured or orphaned bird of prey
For any sick, injured or orphaned birds of prey found in Perth, please contact:
- Western Australian Birds of Prey Centre on 0438 388 383
For sick, injured or orphaned birds of prey found in WA outside of Perth please contact:
- Margaret River: Phil at Eagles Heritage. Phone 08 9757 2960
- Nannup/Jallbaragup: Nancy and Brian at EarthWings. Phone 08 9756 0669
- Geraldton: Janelle at Just Raptors. Phone 08 9938 1447 or 041 992 8132
- Kimberley Wildlife Rescue Inc. Phone 08 91691229
- Pilbara Wildlife Carers Association Inc. Phone 0438 924 842
Please contact WA Wildcare Helpline on 08 9474 9055