Rescuing means finding wild birds that are sick, injured or orphaned, and are in need of a responsible human to help protect its survival.

The main goal of our rescue efforts is to get the proper medical care and treatment needed for native Florida wild birds.  With the help of good Samaritans who find birds and then find us, local law officials and our volunteers, Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue helps rescue over 500 birds annually.

Our Rescue Policy

Upon rescue each bird is given a full examination to best determine where it will receive the best course of treatment.   We work with a variety of veterinarians and rehabilitators in the area including vets in Tampa, Brandon, Winter Haven, Clearwater and St. Pete.