Injured Wildlife in Lincoln Park

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Finding a dead or injured animal is a stressful experience and it can be difficult to know who to contact for help. In Lincoln Park, the most common injuries to wildlife are to birds that have collided with buildings or gotten snagged in fishing lines and other debris, but you may also encounter injured turtles or mammals.

Below are some resources to help guide you to the right kind of assistance: 

Animal Care and Control 


You can reach Animal Care and Control by calling 311 to report bite incidents, dead animals, injured animals, and stray pets. Please call 911 for animal fights. Animal Care and Control also works with other animal welfare and conservation organizations to find homes for exotic animals and pets found around the city. 

Chicago Bird Collision Monitors 

(773) 988-1867

The Chicago Bird Collision Monitors collect primarily dead and injured migratory birds but can advise on local and domestic birds, and what to do if you find a baby bird. Please call, do not email or text. 

Lincoln Park Conservancy Gardens

Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation 

(847) 842-8000

One of two wildlife rehabilitation centers where many injured animals from the city are transported. They operate a satellite facility on Northerly Island and may pick up injured wildlife. Call for more information regarding what to do with an injured or orphaned animal.

The other wildlife rehabilitation center where many injured animals from the city are transported. They work with the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors to coordinate pickups. Please contact Chicago Bird Collision Monitors or Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation before contacting Willowbrook Wildlife Center directly. 

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