I am so saddened as briefly today we went to a park and noticed a black crown night heron in a pine tree with a broken wing, freezing and terrified. This is day 2 now. As people tried photographing him knowing he’s injured, this only spooked him MORE so, and he tried to frantically jump/hop up the tree for safety. This tears at my insides.
It started freezing rain, and now snowing and I am at a loss as to what to do. I called the humane society and they don’t deal with wild birds. I called the wild bird care centre, they won’t come and get him. I am not physically able to try and catch him to help him.
Is there anyone in Ottawa who would be willing to try and help me save this bird? Or on your own? Any birders out there at all have any ideas how I can rescue this poor thing? I know he won’t make it past tomorrow if action isn’t taken right now.

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  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Call the SPCA, a s a p Heather!!!!

  • I did John, they won’t do anything, they said call wild bird centre, I did, they won’t come and get him

    – Heather King

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 2 years ago

    Hmmm, I’ve never dealt with something like this before. Although you may not be able to catch him, maybe it’ll come down if you leave out some food for him? Now I don’t know how scared the fellow maybe of people so maybe you’d have to crouch to look smaller until it is used to you?

  • labaker
    labakerover 2 years ago


  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    This is such sad news. I hope someone reached out and helped. I had a similiar situation with a wild duck on one of our ponds and an animal sanctuary came out and helped after my many attempts on my own plus making the type of phone calls you made. I send all my best and hope for the best outcome…xx

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