Bird Care & Conservation Society

South Australia Inc

ADELAIDE SA 5000

 

 
 
Please Note: In early 2019, the Bird CAre and Conservation Society applied for deregistration and dissolution which was approved when details were published in the South Australian Government Gazette on 9 May 2019. This Society no longer exists.
Contact phone numbers for advice are still available for a while below but for assistance with wild birds see the list of organisations below

Please note: FOR HELP WITH SICK, INJURED AND ORPHANED WILD BIRDS PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS

 
 
1. Fauna Rescue of SA Inc ph 08 8289 0896
2. Caspers Bird Rescue ph 040 104 010
3. Wildlife Welfare Organisation SA Inc ph 0434 114 628 (Based at Goolwa)
4. Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation (AMWRRO) ph 08 8262 5452 m 0411 057 551
 
 

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For tempory contact  
 
phone
mobile
 0409 984 910
 
   
local
international
 
 
or
8390 3254
61 8 8390 3254
 


 
 
IF YOU FIND A DISTRESSED OR INJURED BIRD
 
DO:
  • Take care when handling the bird - for your own sake as well as the bird's.
  • Remove the bird from possible sources of danger such as cats, dogs, ants and extreme heat or cold.
  • Place the bird in a warm protected environment such as a strong, ventilated, cardboard carton.
  • Remember that the bird will be in shock from its injuries and from being handled.
  • Make sure that the bird is kept out of the reach of pets and young children.
  • Call a recue group (details above) for advice.
  • Read the BCCS article on "Rescue of young birds found on the ground".
 
   DON'T:
  • Leave the bird for hours without seeking help. Prompt action is most important if the bird is to survive.
  • Attempt to treat the bird unless you know exactly what you are doing.
  • Keep the bird to amuse the children. It is a wild, sensitive creature that feels pain, fear, heat, cold and hunger - it is not a plaything! It is more beneficial to educate your children to be caring and responsible people.
  • Attempt to keep the bird as a pet - it is a wild bird and very likely to be a protected species. You could be liable for a heavy fine.
  • Simply leave the bird in a cage with seed - many birds are not seed-eaters. One of the most common birds rescued is the Lorikeet which looks like a seed-eating Parrot. It is in fact a nectar-eater!
  • Pick up young birds which are being attended by the parent birds unless they are in imminent danger.
 
     
 


Please note: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1985, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2000
 
http://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/listRegulations.aspx?key=p
 
 
Use of gel to catch or deter birds prohibited
 
 
"A person must not apply a silicon gel to any tree, plant, building or other structure or thing for the purpose of catching birds or deterring birds from perching on it.
Maximum penalty: $1,250
."
 

 

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  To assist people in caring for birds, the BCCS produced fact sheets on the following topics: (These fact sheets are presented in PDF format. To view them you will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.)  
       
  1 Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes  
  2 Ducks and Ducklings  
  3 Kookaburras  
  4 Lorikeets  
  5 Magpies  
  6 Pigeons and Doves (not available on web)  
  7 Raptors (birds of prey)  
  8 Initial Examination of Rescued Birds  
  9 Avian Diseases  
  10 Management and Release  
  11 Zoonotic Diseases  
  12 Newcastle Disease  
  13 Information Pamphlet  
   

 

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Website last modified 6 June 2019