Donating or Reporting Sick, Injured, or Dead Birds

Have You Seen a Dead, Sick or Injured Swan?

To report a dead, sick, or injured swan, call (360) 466-4345, ext. 266

Visit the WDFW website


Have You Found a Dead Bird?

You can deliver a dead bird to either the Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus in Seattle or to the Slater Museum at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. It is illegal to keep or transport a bird for your own use.

The Slater Museum welcomes contributions and also provides information online about packaging and contributing a dead bird:

Go to the Slater Museum specimen donations website.

The Burke welcomes contributions. For more information and to contact them:

Go to the Burke Museum ornithology collections website.


Have You Found an Injured or Sick Bird?

First, be sure the bird is actually injured or sick or that rescue is required. Sometimes birds that appear injured or sick are just stunned from striking a window and will fly off after resting. Sometimes young birds will be rescued by their parents. Do some Internet searching for further advice.

Contact one of these organizations if you are sure the bird requires rescuing:

Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Arlington, WA

PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood, WA

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