Safe Wings Ottawa

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Contact us via our main number or email address for advice or assistance with window collisions, injured birds, educational programs, etc. 

For information on bird-friendly design and for media inquiries, contact Anouk Hoedeman.

If you find a bird that is injured or stunned from an apparent collision, please make sure it is safe by putting it in a paper bag or box, and CALL US. If we do not answer, call back in a minute or two. We try to answer or return calls immediately.

See our web page on rescuing collided birds and recognizing when a bird needs help. If you find a bird that has died from an apparent collision, follow these instructions. You can report all collisions (dead or alive) here.

Our main phone number does not accept text messages. If that is the only way you can contact us, please send a text message to 613-322-5269. 

2014-09-30 Golden-crowned Kinglet

Other wildlife organizations

Wild Bird Care Centre

734 Moodie Dr. (south of West Hunt Club Rd.)

The Wild Bird Care admits injured birds between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., seven days a week, but cannot pick up injured birds. Their website has a detailed FAQ section on how to deal with birds in distress.

Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge

2494 Dunrobin Rd., Ottawa

Le Nichoir

637 Main St., Hudson

Le Nichoir is closed to the public during the winter, but still offers care to injured wild birds. Call and leave a message.

Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

North Gower

For injured or orphaned wild mammals (including bats) or turtles, or if you have a wildlife problem, please visit the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary’s Orphaned or Injured Wildlife and Wildlife Conflicts pages to see if there is a solution to your situation or interim instructions.

Ontario Wildlife Rescue

The website lists wildlife rehabilitation centres across Ontario.