Found a Wild Animal?

The Wildlife Care Center admits native wild patients and operates its Injured Wildlife Hotline from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 365 days a year. We cannot accept any injured or sick ducks or geese (see avian flu intake policy below).

Injured Wildlife Hotline: 503-292-0304

Wildlife Questions:

For situation-specific information, please explore the pages below.

If you found an animal in need of help outside of the Care Center’s business hours, follow these instructions

Please Note: Current Wildlife Care Center Avian Influenza Intake Policy 

Portland Audubon will not be accepting ANY injured ducks or geese for treatment (including ducklings or goslings). Injured ducks and geese are being referred to Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) (in the Portland area, the Sauvie Island office or Clackamas office). If you have found orphaned or abandoned ducklings or goslings that appear healthy, you can attempt to foster them with a wild waterfowl family by following our instructions here.  Otherwise, ODFW will provide these animals with humane euthanasia. Please call ahead when possible. Read more here.