Injury Prevention


Tips on Living With Wildlife

The vast majority of birds that Tri-State receives are injured as a result of human activity. There are many things you can do that will help reduce injuries to birds and other wildlife.

  • Keep your pets under control, and keep cats indoors.
  • Hang hawk silhouettes, decals, or other ornaments in windows to reduce the chance of impact injuries.
  • Look before you lop! Check for nests before you trim bushes or cut down trees. Better yet, do your pruning in the winter– it’s better for the plants!
  • Keep your bird feeders clean.
  • Drive carefully and watch the roadsides for wildlife, especially at dawn and dusk.
  • Cap your chimney and install an approved clothes dryer vent cover.
  • Use natural or organic alternatives to chemical pest control or lawn care. Many birds die each year from exposure to these chemicals.
  • Pick up litter, especially fishing line and plastic six-pack rings.
  • Dispose of hazardous household products properly.
  • Educate children to respect wild birds and not capture them.

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