First, take a few minutes to think and make a plan to prevent further injury to the bird and to protect you and your family from injury and/or disease. Some avian illnesses can be transmitted to humans. Injured or ill birds are under stress and can harm you while you are trying to help them. Some birds have sharp talons and all birds have beaks.
If at all possible, contact trained personnel to safely capture, transport, and rehabilitate the bird. You can protect the bird from further danger until help arrives.
Who to contact for help?
This is an extensive list of people who are trained to rescue and transport and/or rehabilitate birds. Scroll down to the location nearest the bird’s location.