Aquatic Birds

Did you find ducklings?

If the duckling covered in down (fluff but no feathers) or is a juvenile (has mostly adult feathers but still may have down visible) and there is no visible parent nearby, look around thoroughly in nearby trees and on the ground for a parent. If the parent is present, monitor from a distance to ensure they reunite with the duckling. If there is no parent, call us at 713-468-8972. If you suddenly find ducklings in your yard (usually found in yards with a pool) with or without a parent present, call us at 713-468-8972 before attempting to intervene.

Have you found an injured adult Aquatic Bird?

If you have found an injured adult aquatic bird, please follow the instructions under “Does the animal seem to be ill or injured?” on the previous page.

General Information about Aquatic birds in the Houston Area

Ducklings and herons are the two most common types of aquatic birds admitted by TWRC Wildlife Center. Other common aquatic birds in the Houston area include geese, egrets, ibises, rails, spoonbills, loons, grebes, pelicans, bitterns cormorants, and many more.


The Heat is On!Join us at our 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off

HHSTWRC Chili Cook Off

TWRC will be CLOSED on July 4th!

Houston Humane Society TWRC Wildlife Center will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day! We will re-open on Tuesday, July 5th for normal operations.
Should you need immediate wildlife assistance, please visit Animal Help Now at to obtain a list of wildlife rehabbers in your area. Otherwise, call us at 713-468-TWRC (8972), leave a message, and we'll contact you when we return on July 5. 

Enjoy your holiday!

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