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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Bird Sanctuaries, Environment

Mission: Our mission is two fold: to provide veterinary care and rehabilitation to native

Target demographics: injured, ill and orphaned wildlife

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 2000 wild animals and educated over 1000 students about New York City's wildlife.

Geographic areas served: New York City

Programs: medical care and rehabilitation to native and passing migrant wildlife so that they can be released back into the wild. We are the only wildlife rehabilitation and education center in New York City. Each year the Wild Bird Fund rehabilitates over 2,000 sick, injured or orphaned wildlife and releases them back to the wilds of New York City. Rehabilitation includes radiographs, diagnostic testing, surgery, medication, bandaging, splinting, physical therapy, feeding and sheltering. All native and migratory birds are treated, from the house sparrow to rarities such as Virginia rails and great-horned owls Supporting the Wild Bird Fund not only heals injured birds an animals, but positively affects the people who try to help them, and shows a desire to take responsibility for the impact that we have had on the environment of our precious wildlife.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

it's so traumatic to find an injured bird or small mammal in NYC and not know how to help it. The Wild Bird Fund is always there to help and is deeply interested in helping the animals I bring in. The people there are wonderful. They are committed angels, essential to this city.


Client Served

Rating: 1

I just read the wild bird fun newsletter. Really shocking. No wonder many birds are not doing their best. What kind of medical organization has a 14 year old doing procedures and boasting about it! I don't care how competent she is. I think it's irresponsible. Shame on you. I'll never bring an animal to this center again and will do my best to alert others to it. Rita Mcmahon should not be bragging about such things!
I agree with previous entries about the center. Good idea but no thanks.


Client Served

Rating: 5

A gardener in my neighborhood rescued a downy woodpecker with a broken wing that was being attacked by other birds. I was so thrilled to know about the Wild Bird Fund. They quickly returned my call and I brought the bird in. It was about 15 degrees out. They alerted me that the bird was terribly cold and likely wouldn't survive. But they kept her warm and she was able to leave this world in peace, instead of under attack. They saw the bird immediately when I arrived and starting treating her immediately to try to warm her up.