Updated April, 2013
It is simply impossible to find useful books on wild bird care, and veterinary assistance is not available. Try these links:
Tube Feeding or gavaging a sick pigeon You Tube How to force-feed a sick bird
Poultry Health Sweetwater Poultry BIRD HEALTH AND PREVENTATIVE MEASURES (sic)
Canker, Trichomoniasis PIGEON and DOVE RESCUE " The condition is treated with Flagyl Syrup (obtained by veterinary prescription) or by Spartrix ,which can be obtained without prescription and given at a dose of 1 tablet once a day for 3 to 5 days."
Chemical Safety Information from Intergovernmental Organizations INCHEM "Rapid access to internationally peer reviewed information on chemicals commonly used throughout the world, which may also occur as contaminants in the environment and food. It consolidates information from a number of intergovernmental organizations whose goal it is to assist in the sound management of chemicals. "
Ivermectin Solution - For Internal and External Parasites Just Bird Stuff catalog How to use Ivermectin Solution for treating birds
Jeffers Livestock Jeffers Livestock catalog Livestock and poultry care products
Avian Botulism USGS Avian botulism is a paralytic, often fatal, disease of birds that results when they ingest toxin produced by the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
JEDDS JEDDS website and catalog Pigeon equipment and supplies in Southern California call 1.800.659.5928
BUMBLEFOOT causes & treatment. The Chicken Chick "Bumblefoot, also known as “plantar pododermatitis” and is an infection that is found on the bottom of the feet of chickens. Left untreated, serious cases can be fatal. This photo illustrates a slightly more advanced case of bumblefoot than the photo below it. Note the redness, swelling and tell-tale scabs."
Typical Scenario of a Wild Bird Extermination Program Urban Wildlife Society "[Bird extermination programs are inherently dangerous, cruel, indiscriminate, wasteful, ineffective, and uneconomical.]"
Wildpro - the electronic encyclopaedia and library for wildlife Wildpro an online resource for vets and useful for any person involved in animal rescue.
Avian Parsites harrisons bird foods.
Common Avian Parasites Peter S. Sakas DVM, MS Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center "Avian parasites commonly seen include protozoa (one-celled animals), helminths (worms) and arthropods (insects and mites). The effects vary from benign to acute death."
U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service Office Directory For any sort of wild bird problem, call your local USFWS office first. In San Diego call Special Agent Lisa Nichols at (619) 557-5063 or (619) 954-5498
THE ARCTIC RAVEN Arctic Raven, Killed by Renewable Resources Officers "I will, as I learn more, update this page until there is no longer a use for it."
Urban Wildlife Society: Links about bird control, public health risk, and the law.
Yahoo crows group for wild bird care and rehab info (NOT ONLY FOR CROWS)
Nonstick warning describes how PTFE (polytetrafluorethylene) can kill birds.
Avian Emaciation:Unraveling the Mysteries of Recovery A Paper on avian emaciation, with many links to emergency veterinary care procedures -- Check the links!
Long Beach Animal Hospital Fractured Leg Repair
First Aid for Pet Birds Fractures
How to Splint a Bird's Broken Leg Fractures
"Federal protection of migratory birds" The early history of failed legislation.
U.S. Code Title 16 Chapter 7 —PROTECTION OF MIGRATORY GAME AND INSECTIVOROUS BIRDS
The Pigeon Cote books and more help about pigeons. Read all the links carefully for useful information.
http://www.911parrotalert.com Finds Lost Birds
Humane Society of the United States The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is a radical animal rights group that inaccurately portrays itself as a mainstream animal care organization.
Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS)
Foods that may be toxic to your bird.
Starling Talk Message Board with rescue, rehab, and adoption info
Veterinary advice on the top ten bird killers
Academic Journals from University of New Mexico
http://www.corvidaid.org/ A rehab and rescue website that works
Coots have Mathematical Abilities
Coots at Lake Murray (San Diego)
A coot in Alaska in winter
Nature Magazine on the Preposterous Coot
A Love Story of Two Wild Birds
PETA Kills Animals all animal agencies do.
A short history of the european coot (Fulica atra) on the Norfolk Broads in the UK
The American Federation of Aviculture (AFA)
The Mythical Coot of the Medieval Bestiary
The Lancaster, PA approach to humane bird control
ROUNDUP HERBICIDE New York State's Attorney General has successfully sued Monsanto for claiming that RoundUp is "safe" and "environmentally friendly." Chula Vista Marina and the Port of San Diego use this herbicide.
Emergency Pigeon Feeding showing a tube feeding technique may be applicable to other species.
Pigeon Recovery Pigeon information including veterinary care
Bromadiolone poison bait is always present at the Chula Vista Marina, Chula Vista RV Resort, and most of the Port of San Diego public parks.
BROMADIOLONE WHO/FAO DATA SHEET
Victims die slowly from internal bleeding. As described above, the anticoagulant effect can be successfully countered by vitamin K1, but a prescription is required, so the availability of treatment for wildlife is unlikely.
Merck Veterinary Manual
Pigeons.biz has information on how to treat birds with broken bones, and a link to the popular Pigeon-Talk forum.
Bird enthusiasts lose their 'marvelous place' For decades, a leaky faucet at Cabrillo National Monument attracted warblers, flycatchers and dozens of devoted ornithologists
Tenants Legal Center of San Diego. INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE RESOURCE FOR TENANTS (and occupants in foreclosures)
San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
WB6BIH Amateur Radio Page
The following six types of pigeon canker meds are listed by the common technical name and formula. Each common name is linked to the Wikipedia information for it. Commercial trademarked names follow each type with links to JEDDS product description pages. These products are known to be available at JEDDS or have been available. Clinical information is limited to that provided by the respective manufacturers, and this document provides nothing further.
A curious female coot foraging in the ice plant waits hopefully to be fed while her shy mate looks on