Image by Alex Sweet, @sizzleweet – Tufted Titmouse
DNR Licensed Bird and Mammal Rehabilitators
Below is a listing of licensed rehabilitators in the Kalamazoo area as of fall 2022. If you have an injured animal, check to see what the rehabber will care for and call them directly. If you live outside the area and have web access, you can go to the Michigan DNR website, which lists all rehabilitators in the state, www.michigandnr.com/dlr/. Also, check the DNR website for an updated list in the Kalamazoo area, as rehabilitators change over time.
- Portage: Joanna Lockett, (269) 329-0154, squirrels
- Portage: Elizabeth Osborne, (989) 289-3333, small mammals & non-migratory birds
- Vicksburg: Sharron Butler, (269) 649-2028, birds of prey, songbirds, mammals, and box turtles
View or download What Should I Do if I Find a Wild Bird in Trouble.
For more information about diseases and current avian health issues, view our October 2023 program, Avian Health: Diseases and Parasites of Michigan Birds, presented by DNR Wildlife Pathologist Julie Melotti, MS. Ms. Melotti reviewed various bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, toxins, and trauma that can affect birds in Michigan and what you can do to help.