Local Resources for Injured Birds & Marine Mammals:
Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network hotline: 805-681-1080
For injured birds and small mammals. Although we are not located in Santa Barbara we can arrange for pickup from Ventura County. Call the number above or this local Ventura County resident Liz at 805.448.2379.
Ventura Hummingbird Rescue: 805-320-2438
Volunteer rescue, rehabilitation and care for injured and orphaned birds. Non-native and domestic/exotic birds are welcome. Injured and orphaned wild birds should be brought to a wildlife rehabilitator as soon as possible. Please do not attempt to care for one yourself. They need specialized diets and caging and State and Federal permits are required to care for them.
Ojai Raptor Center: 805-649-6884
The Ojai Raptor Center (ORC) is a state and federally licensed 501(c) (3) non profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of birds of prey and other wildlife, and to providing educational programs about wildlife and our shared environment. Learn more about us here.
We are open 365 days a year. Please contact us if you have an inquiry about wildlife in distress. *It is illegal for non-permitted parties to keep or care for wildlife. Every species has specific social and dietary needs and should not be cared for by a non-professional.
Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute hotline: 805-567-1505 Additional
For stranded (beached) marine mammals (seals, sea lions, dolphins).