Reporting Birds & Animals

If you have some useful numbers or information to add, or suggestions for improvement, please contact Ken Borrie.

If you spot an orphaned or distressed bird or animal, a dead bird or animal, a raptor with a huge wing-tag, or a rare bird, you can contact the appropriate organization.

Marine Mammal incident reporting 1-800-465-4336 marine mammals found dead or in distress
Marine Mammal Rescue 604-258-7325 marine mammals in distress
Wild Bird Mortality Investigation 1-866-431-2473 dead raptors, water adapted birds, or 3 birds of any species in same geographic location
BC Beached Bird Survey (BCBBS) 1-877-349-2473 seabird carcasses that wash up on shore; for database on the causes & rates of seabird mortality
Wildlife Rescue Association, 5216 Glencarin Dr, Burnaby, V5B 3C1 604-526-7275 birds & animals in distress
Critter Care Wildlife Society, 481–216th Street, Langley, V2Z 1R6
604-530-2064 injured or orphaned animals (NOT birds)
OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehab), Delta 604-946-3171
injured or orphaned Raptor (Hawk, Eagle, Owl): available 24hrs for Raptor Emergencies
Wildlife Violation Report (BC Environment) 1-800-663-9453 violations of environmental law, including freshwater fishing violations, illegal wildlife kills, and disposal of hazardous materials into streams
Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) 1-877-952-RAPP (7277) (also dangerous wildlife in an urban area)
report known or suspected violations of fisheries, wildlife, or environmental protection laws, except salmon-related violations which should be reported to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) at 1-800-465-4336
Fisheries and Oceans Observe Record & Report Hotline 604-666-3500 (GVRD)
  • exceeding the daily limit
  • fishing in a closed area
  • using illegal gear
  • damage to fish habitat and pollution
Emergency Management BC 1-800-663-3456 emergency pollution incident, such as an oil or chemical spill
Rare Bird Alert
(24 hour)
604-737-3074 To post report online:; Please include email & photos if possible.
Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust 604-940-3392  
Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS), Alaksen 604-666-0143  
Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary 604-946-6980  
YVR Wildlife Management if you spot a raptor with a large number Tag on wing – report Tag No., Date, Wing tagged (L or R), detailed location (or co-ordinates)


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