If the bird is not listed, feel free to contact our 24-hour wildlife hotline at
(631) 728-WILD (9453).
Remember, not all wild animals need our help. Each spring and summer, thousands of baby birds are unnecessarily "rescued" and brought to veterinary hospitals, wildlife centers, or worse yet, kept as pets.
The most common phone call to our center is "a baby bird has fallen from its nest." Most often, the bird has attempted its first flight from the nest, and has become victim to the well meaning rescuer. Hopefully, this website will assist you in determining when a bird actually does need help. If not, you can always call our 24 hour wildlife hotline at (631) 728-WILD (9453).
If cats are threatening a baby bird, simply frighten the cat away before any reuniting of babies.
Most babies can be successfully reunited with their mother if they are not injured. A wild animal's place is in the wild. It is illegal to possess wildlife for longer than 24 hours without proper State and Federal permits.
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Hampton Bays, NY 11946
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The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the rehabilitation of wild animals impacted by encroachment of humans on their habitat. It is a grass roots organization that grew from a few concerned friends to a group of over 1000 members and supporters. The center is a full-time professional wildlife hospital staffed by licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists and volunteers. Over 100 people have been trained to assist in wildlife rescues. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is located on Munn’s Pond Park through a cooperative licensing agreement with Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. The center is situated on a greenbelt of public land parcels totaling several thousand acres and stretches from Tiana Bay to Peconic Bay located on the eastern end of Long Island, NY. This is a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem consisting of salt and fresh water wetlands, pine barrens, deciduous forest and meadowland. It is the perfect setting for a wildlife rehabilitation center. The hospital is designed exclusively for wild animals. Unlike a veterinary hospital, there are no ambient noises or smells to stress the wildlife that are recovering within. The Wildlife Rescue Center receives over 10,000 calls each year for information or assistance with wild animal encounters. We also provide educational programs to local elementary and secondary schools. Students from local colleges participate in cooperative education programs and internships. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center annual operating budget exceeds $750,000, almost all of which comes from the generosity of people like you. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.