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Tips for manipulation with birds of prey and owls found

Tips for handling injured birds of prey

Contact addresses of prey boulders

Tips for manipulation with birds of prey and owls found


Many birds of prey and owls leave the nest before they can fly properly . Those who find such young animals , it is best to use on a road , or some other high place to bring them to safety from predators. They must to take in hand , because the parent birds do not respond to foreign odors.


From the nestbox fallen birds should - if possible - move back there. Namely, they are still supplied by the parents , even if they are not included at the moment.



Tips for handling injured birds of prey

Take as soon as possible contact with a competent body on!

Please try to provide never even injured birds of prey and maintain!

Never feed an injured bird!
Raptors are dietary specialists and their natural food is therefore exactly balanced!
Not even the best steak would provide the bird with the nutrients that it needs.
In addition, most injured animals suffering from dehydration (dehydration) and the experiment these animals to feed or give them water could kill them, because they are not able to digest this.

A wild bird of prey should only touch when absolutely required!
The less contact you have with the animal, the greater its chances of survival.

Even a seriously injured bird of prey can still be dangerous!
Wild animals do not know that you want to help them.
Even when the bird first the appear calm and relaxed, he sees you as a threat.
Pay particular attention to the beak and claws!

If you need to handle and transport a bird of prey, treat it with caution and wear, if possible gloves.
We recommend that you wrap the bird in a cloth or a coat.
You should try the wings carefully to fold over the back.

The best way to transport an injured bird, is in a cardboard box with cut ventilation holes, best near the bottom.
The box should not be much larger than the birds and the less is the risk that worsen his injuries.
Please never use a wire cage for transport.

The raptor should be kept in a warm, dark and quiet environment.
Please keep the bird for longer than necessary.

Please keep the injured animal always away from children and pets!

Contact addresses of prey boulders

Information about nursing stations:

Schweizerische Vogelwarte Sempach
Tel. 041 462 97 00 (Mo-Fr 8-12 Uhr und 14-17 Uhr); über das Wochenende ist ein Notfalldienst eingerichtet.