What should you do if you find a live bird that has hit a window?

If you find a bird that has hit a window, carefully attempt to capture it and place it inside of a small paper bag or shoebox.  Keep it out of direct sunlight.  If you are able to do so, you can take it to a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center.  In Pittsburgh, the nearest center is the Humane Animal Rescue Wildlife Center at 6000 Verona Rd., Verona, PA 15147.  North of Pittsburgh is WildBird Recovery, located at 120 Forsythe Rd., Valencia, PA 16059.

BirdSafe Pittsburgh is interested in your find as well!  Please email us some basic info about what you found, including species, address where it was found, the date and the time.  Send this info to birdsafepgh@gmail.com.

If the bird was found at your house, checkout our Why do birds hit windows? page for information on how to prevent birds from hitting your windows