Bird Care & Conservation Society

South Australia Inc

Level 1, 157 Franklin Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000


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FOR ADVICE ON RESCUING AND CARING FOR SICK, INJURED AND ORPHANED WILD BIRDS

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
."
 



To contact Bird Care:-  
 
phone
mobile
 0409 984 910
 
   
local
international
 
 
or
8390 3254
61 8 8390 3254
 

email Bird Care: contact@birdcare.asn.au


 
 
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 Bird Care & Conservation Society as soon as possible for advice. Bird Care & Conservation Society is listed in your Adelaide Telstra White Pages.
  • 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.
 
IF YOU ARE A CARING PERSON, WILLING TO HELP OUR CONSERVATION EFFORT,
- WE NEED YOU!
     
 
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME       
 
 

 
 
FOR SALE
 
 
***Handbook Caring for Rescued Birds***
 
 
Cap and T-shirt
 

 
 
Rescue of young birds - advice
 
 
Conservation Issues
 
 
Meetings
 
 
Membership form (pdf file 155 KB)
 
 
Magazine Archives
 
 
Banding Report Archives
 
 

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  To assist people in caring for birds, the BCCS has 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 - contact BCCS)  
  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  
   

********BCCS Handbook Caring for Rescued Birds is still available********
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BCCS Cap and T-shirt are still available********

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Website last modified 31 July 2016