Found an injured bird? Please contact the following bird rescue experts for help.

First Aid

  • Gently put a towel over the bird and place it in a box with breathing holes.
  • Keep it in a warm, dark place and leave the bird alone. Keep children and pets away. 
  • Do not feed. If you are unable to get help for a few hours, put a bowl of water in the box.
  • Get the bird to a wildlife rehabilitator as soon as possible.

Raptor specialists

SA Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Springs: Judy 073 112 1131

Owls and Raptors: Vanessa Davis 082 708 1228

Birds of prey only: Bateleur Raptor centre, Linksfield: Lorna 083 757 0440

Other Birds

Lakefield / Westdene Natalie Morris: 083 289 2853

Boksburg/Benoni Jolene Grobler 072 312 6769

Northern Suburbs Friends of Free Wildlife
Margie Brocklehurst 082 561 3681
Marion Heaney 082 327 8531
Wendy Brodie 083 302 2181

Vets that accept wild creatures

Craigview Veterinary Clinic (Atlasville)
44 Reier Rd
011 019 7600

Johannesburg Wildlife Vet
101 Macgillivray Road, Midrand
071 248 1514

Bryanston Veterinary Clinic (birds)
99 Grosvenor Road, Bryanston, cnr William Nicol
011 706 1381

Manorswood Veterinary Clinic (small mammals)
15 Umgeni Crescent, Gallo Manor
011 804 2207




Don't kill reptiles or bees - experts all over  Gauteng can remove them.
This national list is maintained by Shawn Hefer of the Far East Rand Herpetological Association

Download Reptile Rescue / Bee Remover list

Snakes and other wildlife - Shawn Hefer
072 691 2521
Terrapins - Angelique Hefer
073 193 5101

Ill European Honey Buzzard, found near Korsman
Flowchart of steps to take if you find a baby bird
Bird Rescue Flowchart - take these steps if you find one
How to Rescue a Baby Bird - instructions on handling it

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