In Ridgefield, Conn. Back to the Wild Rehabilitation Inc. (203-438-0618/backtothewildrehab.com) specializes in birds, primarily raptors (hawks, eagles, vultures, etc.) and specifically owls. The organization will also work with abandoned nonwildlife such as ducks, geese, parrots, and peacocks.

For help in determining if an animal needs rescuing, check online at wildlifeorphanage.org, which has information on common wild animals and their habits.