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|Saturday 10th July 2004, 12:44||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2004
How to tell if a wing is broken
I'm new here and am looking for some help. Yesterday I found what I think is a mature American goldfinch. It's wing was slightly ruffled and held higher than the other. I easily captured it, put it in a covered cage and kept it overnight. this morning it is hopping around and eating (my cockatiel's seed, in addition I gathered some seed from grasses and coneflowers in the yard just to be sure)
The bird still is holding one wing higher than the other, but it's not really at an unnatural position. Should I release it to see if it can fly or continue to hold on to it? Thank you for any advice you may have!
|Saturday 10th July 2004, 12:58||#2|
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Hello b. and a warm welcome to BirdForum.net from the entire staff.
You might try releasing it to see if how it fares and if it does not seem to get around well, then I am inserting a list of rehabbers in your state. Hopefully, there will be one nearby you and they can take over from there.
Connecticut, Central region, Middlesex County (Durham)..... 860-349-1433 (H) or 860-349-3485 (Durham Vet Hospital)
Gina D'Alessio, licensed wildlife rehabilitator wildoneswaystation 'at' yahoo.com Specialty: rabies vector species Connecticut, Central region (East Hampton)..... 860-267-0061
Skip Hilliker, licensed wildlife rehabilitator Wildlife Species: all mammals and birds Connecticut, Central region (Marlborough)..... 860-295-1176
Kasha Breau, licensed wildlife rehabilitator Bob.Kasha.Breau 'at' worldnet.att.net Wildlife Species: orphans, songbirds, small mammals Connecticut, Central region (New Britain).....
Jessica Koch, licensed wildlife rehabilitator http://crittersite.com NBWildlife 'at' aol.com
Dawn Sotir (rehabber and veterinary assistant), Wildlife Rescue/Mobile Veterinary Clinic Rvndawn 'at' aol.com Wildlife Species: accept only mammals (raccoons, skunks, fox, woodchucks, squirrels, etc.)
Jayne Amico, The Recovery Wing recoverywing 'at' att.net Wildlife Species: migratory songbirds
Connecticut, Eastern region (Baltic)..... 860-822-8530
Colleen Caplet (director), Second Hand Rehabilitation Center dcaplet ' at' snet.net Wildlife Species: rabies vector species and small mammals
Connecticut, North Central
Connecticut, North Central region, Hartford County (South Windsor)..... 860-432-1037
Kristen Hay (volunteer rehabilitator), Lutz Children's Museum KristenHay 'at' msn.com Wildlife Species: small mammals, non-migratory birds Limitations: no rabies vector species SPECIALTIES/KNOWLEDGE: rabbits and squirrels
Connecticut, Northeast region, Windham County (Ashford)..... 860-429-2181
Mary-Beth Kaeser (owner/director), Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation Horizonwings 'at' sbcglobal.net Wildlife Species: raptors only Website: www.horizonwings.org
Connecticut, Southern region (Branford)..... 203-488-2610
Karen L. Hannon, licensed wildlife rehabilitator Specialty: raptor rehabilitation, osprey conservation programs, and pesticides Connecticut, Southern region (Clinton)..... 860-669-4004
Hope Douglas (IWRC boardmember), Wind Over Wings, Inc. Comments: fax 860-664-9262 Wildlife Species: Great Blue Herons
Connecticut, South Central
Connecticut, South Central region, Hew Haven County (Naugatuck)..... 203-723-8630
Karen Withstandley (volunteer RVS rehabber), Fund For Animals ubakeep 'at' yahoo.com Wildlife Species: rabies vector species, bats, and snakes only (no small mammals or birds) Specialties/Knowledge: raccoons
Connecticut, Southwest region (Greenwich)..... 203-869-5415
Jean Seward, Wildlife Trust Inc. bwallace 'at' igc.org Specialty: breeding of endangered species Connecticut, Southwest region, Fairfield County (Stamford)..... 888-727-6774
Cathie Kovacs (president), The Wildlife Orphanage, Inc. Wildlife Species: mammals including raccoon, skunk, and fox; no birds accepted at this time Connecticut, Southwest region, Fairfield County (Stamford)..... 203-253-7584
Florence Chaippetta (vice president), The Wildlife Orphanage olf0098 'at' aol.com Specialties/Knowledge: small mammals and rabies vector species Connecticut, Southwest region (Orange)..... 203-799-0871
Marilyn Kappel (founder), Raptor Rehab mrlnkappel 'at' aol.com Wildlife Species: Rehabilitation of sick and injured birds of prey Connecticut, Southwest region (Stamford)..... 203-253-7584
Florence Chiappetta (vice president), The Wildlife Orphanage wildorphanage 'at' aol.com Limitations: not licensed to do deer Wildlife Species: small mammals, raccoons, skunk, fox
Connecticut, Southeast, New London County (Norwich)..... 860-887-0606
Jean Walsh Presslitz, licensed wildlife rehabilitator beoromeo 'at' sbcglobal.net Wildlife Species: birds (including raptors and terns) and mammals
Connecticut, Southwest region, Fairfield County (Old Greenwich)..... 203-637-9822
Meredith Sampson (Director), Wild Wings, Inc. wingsct 'at' juno.com Wildlife Species: small mammals, all bird species, turtles Comments: Certified supervisor/coordinator for rescue and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife; Humane solutions for wildlife problems Connecticut, Southwest region, Fairfield County (Redding)..... 203-438-0618
Darlene Wimbrow (director), Back to the Wild Rehabilitation darwimbrow 'at' home.com Wildlife Species: birds (including raptors), and mammals Specialty: owls Connecticut, Southwest region (Weston)..... 203-544-9913
Dara Reid (director), Wildlife in Crisis, Inc. wildlifeincrisis 'at' snet.net Wildlife Species: migratory birds, rabies vector species and other small mammals and deer Specialty: owls, songbirds, rabies vector species, and deer Connecticut, Southwest region, Fairfield County (Weston)..... 203-544-9913
Dawn Davis (intern), Wildlife in Crisis, Inc. wildlifeincrisis 'at' snet.net Wildlife Species: all species of wild birds and mammals
Connecticut, Western region, Litchfield County (Woodbury)..... 203-263-4006
Penelope Eastham, Twinbrook Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Coyotedance1 'at' hotmail.com Wildlife Species: referrals and advice only at this time Connecticut, Western region (Plymouth)
Veronica Scalora, licensed wildlife rehabilitator johnvena 'at' connix.com Wildlife Species: red fox and skunks
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|Saturday 10th July 2004, 13:07||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NE Indiana, USA
B. Meulmester, welcome!
If you have the least doubt, please consider getting this bird to a rehabber. Care of songbirds takes quite a bit of skill, and licensed rehabbers are the only ones legally permitted to 'hold' the bird. There will be no fees to you, although you may have to deliver the bird yourself.
Thank you for caring so much about the finch.
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|Tuesday 14th September 2004, 12:05||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2004
Anyone know how/where I can find a rehabber near Raleigh, NC? It's dove season and some people were shooting in the woods behind my house (I think it was illegal because of how close they were!!) and I found a young dove with a broken wing. I know it's broken because I used to care for injured/unwanted small exotics, and one was a budgie with a broken wing at the joint - this one appears to be just below the joint toward the outside. Looks like he's part of this year's brood - still has his youth tailfeathers and short flight feathers :(
For now he's in one of my cat carriers with food and water, but that wing has been broken at least 3 days and needs to be set asap!
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