Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation

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Nature Center Hours

VINS Nature Center
10am to 5pm Daily

November 1 - April 15
10am to 4pm Daily

Accepting Injured Birds
8am to 5pm Daily
802.359.5000 x212

Updated January, 2021

Found an Injured Bird?

The Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation receives injured birds from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Please call to alert staff that you are bringing an injured bird at 802.359.5000 x212 or after hours x510.

Our Wild Bird Rehabilitation Program

VINS' highly trained rehabilitators treat over 1,000 injured, orphaned, and ill birds from throughout Vermont and New Hampshire each year and care for all resident raptors, songbirds, and reptiles at the Nature Center.
We answer many calls daily regarding questions about wildlife from throughout the region. We hold 10 permits with the state and federal government and work closely with the game wardens to support wildlife concerns and needs.

We have begun research regarding the prevalence of blood parasites in birds admitted for care. In addition, we are banding released patients to potentially collect more data on survival rates once they return to the wild. We are also collaborating with other organizations on several research projects. These organizations include the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (Loon population monitoring) and Southeast Wildlife Disease Cooperative and Vermont Fish and Wildlife (prevalence of West Nile Virus in Ruffed Grouse).
PATIENTS ADMITTED IN 2021

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CURRENT PATIENTS IN CARE

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BIRDS OF PREY IN CARE

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Medical Care

VINS Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation is open 365 days a year to treat injured & orphaned birds that are often victims of cat attacks, habitat destruction, vehicular strikes, lead or pesticide poisoning, and entanglement in improperly discarded fishing line or other litter. 

Call 802.359.5000 x212 (after hours x510) if you have found an injured or orphaned bird. 

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Husbandry

Proper husbandry varies widely by species and age. VINS Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation is equipped to care for each patient with:

  • Specialized diets
  • Species-appropriate housing
  • Temperature control
  • Habitat enrichment