Come across a bird that you think may be in need of our assistance? Check out our Bird 411, Injured Birds and Baby Birds pages for more information on birds and what to do with an injured or baby bird. Please read that information before calling as it might answer a lot of your general questions so we can keep the rescue line open for emergencies. If you are certain the bird you found truly needs help give us a call: 910-274-8479, leave a message and we will call you right back. Please note that you can't keep the bird or try to raise/rehab the bird yourself. It's against federal law for which there are hefty fines from the Fish & Wildlife Service. As a good samaritan you can posses a bird only with the intent of bringing it in for help in a timely manner. If transportation is an issue, call so we can make arrangements. Baby birds need help immediately so don't wait, call right away for best chances of survival.
What is SkyWatch?
SkyWatch Bird Rescue is a nonprofit volunteer group committed to the rescue of injured and orphaned wild birds. We are a bird rescue group lead by a wildlife professional who works endlessly to help every wild bird in need. Did you know wildlife rescue in not funded by the city, state or government? Our rescue work is run by a team of kindhearted volunteers and is completely dependent on public donations. We are proud to be truly 100% nonprofit. This means no one is paid for their time and commitment in helping these birds, including the founder and director, Amelia Mason who personally invests about 130 hours a week for free to keep the rescue going. All the help we offer to the community and the birds is funded by public donations. Our efforts are not funded or subsidized in any way. Donations from caring citizens like you is all that keep the rescue doors open. We make every penny stretch to help the injured birds because they don't have healthcare or retirement! We do our best to make sure injured birds in and around Wilmington, NC don't have to suffer.
Want to help?
Donations and the support from our team of excellent volunteers pay for all of the rescue's needs like vet bills, medications, housing, transportation, food, and supplies. A combined time investment of approximately 140 hours a week is given from our group of volunteers and the director to help keep the rescue efforts going. In summer we can get up to 40 phone calls a day from local citizens needing help with injured birds they discover. We offer help 7 days a week, not taking a break even on holidays, all for free. We make every penny count but what keeps us open year after year is people who care, people like you.
Interested in donating or volunteering? Check out our How to help, Volunteer and Donate pages. You can also click on the donate button at the top of this page.
SkyWatch is committed to giving each bird a "Chance To Soar Once More."