8:00am - 4:00pm / 7 Days a Week
If you find a sick, injured, or orphaned bird, call the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary's Injured Bird Rescue Line
Melissa Dollard Amy Nulph
Licensed Rehaber Hospital Avian Specialist
Justin Perelli Paul Baney
Hospital Avian Specialist Hospital Avian Specialist
Built in 2003, the DR. Marie L. Farr Avian Hospital is probably the most important facility located on the 1.5-acre Sanctuary property. Inside, a team of dedicated and experienced staff and volunteer members diagnose and treat the 3,000 sick, injured, and orphaned birds that are admitted to the hospital each year.
Similar to a human hospital, the DR. Marie L. Farr Avian Hospital is equipped with emergency facilities, a surgical center, injury recovery areas, and an outdoor wild bird recuperation and rehabilitation area.
Some of the birds admitted to the hospital are rescued by the Sanctuary's Rescue Team, and many more are brought to the hospital by the general public.
Once admitted, the new arrival is taken to the hospital exam room where it is weighed and thoroughly examined by our dedicated, experienced hospital staff for any injuries or sicknesses it may have. Once a diagnosis has been made, the bird is treated accordingly and kept in the hospital for monitoring during its treatment. Depending on the injury, treatment may include medications, stitches, intervenes fluids, etc.
Once a bird has finished its treatment, it is transferred to the hospital’s outside recovery area. Once hospital staff members are confident that the bird has recovered from its initial injury or sickness, it is then transferred to the Sanctuary’s outside rehabilitation area with other birds of its kind until it has been fully rehabilitated and ready to be released back into the wild.