- Call 311 and ask for the NY Parks Dept, Urban Park Rangers
- Central Park office contact: (212) 360-1444
- Inwood Hill headquarters contact: (212)304-2277
NYC Urban Park Rangers resource page: What to do when encountering wildlife.
- WINORR has rescued many hawks and other raptors around the city, and they are currently caring for Dora, the former resident female red-tailed hawk of Tompkins Square Park. Message them through their Facebook page, they are usually quick to respond. They are licensed to handle raptors and are extremely knowledgeable about all types of wildlife.
565 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
between 87th and 88th Streets
Hours: 8am to 8pm
What to do if you find a dead birdIf you find a dead hawk, falcon, kestrel, owl or other raptor, contact the NYC Urban Park Rangers. As these are protected birds, the body will need to be sent to the NY Department of Environmental Conservation for testing to determine the cause of death.
In addition, report any dead bird on NYC Audubon's D-Bird website. As part of Project Safe Flight, D-Bird is a valuable database that identifies problem areas in the city. If bird deaths are occurring in specific or concentrated areas, the issue can be investigated.