I work at an emergency veterinary hospital in Tucson, AZ. One of my co-workers found a hummingbird on the ground, in our backyard area. She thought he was dead but when I went out there, I saw he was still alive. He couldn't fly and seemed to have gone through some sort of trauma. I brought him inside and had been caring for him all night hoping he would pull through till the Wildlife Center could pick him up in the morning. I received a call from their aviation doctor right when she woke up in the early morning. She picked him up from me shortly after. She said it looks like a spinal injury. Hummingbirds take about 6 days to heal from this. Since he is alert, that's a good sign. So glad he is in good hands now! Good luck little one!
Its truly amazing what they do for our wildlife out here in the desert. I'm very thankful they were able to help.
Lisa Bates and her dedicated team provide a very important refuge for injured wild animals while giving the community the peace of mind that they can help injured animals too just by making a phone call. Taking care of innocent, helpless, little (or big) animals is an incredible commitment and Lisa and all of the team are there to do the job. These animals are our future, too. Thank you for your strength and perserverance.
Tucson Wildlife Center does a wonderful outreach educational program for schools. There is nothing like having a live vulture named Igor to catch a seven year olds attention and drive home the importance of man's stewardship of the animals. TWC provides an incredible and needed service in our community.