Avian Rehabilitation

by Jivdaya Charitable Trust
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Infant season
Infant season

Summer is at its peak, temperatures often cross 44 degree Celsius. Many stray animals, as well as birds, die in summer due to lack of drinking water. Many water bodies have considerably dried up and the source of drinking water has come down drastically. Changing urban landscapes are becoming more and more difficult for the birds to survive. Several birds came with conditions like dehydration and starvation, majority of the birds were black kites and rock pigeons as they are most abundant in the urban environment. We also received birds with fractures and dislocations, which needed physiotherapy sessions for many days before they could heal fully. Our expert staff has been working on developing the right food that aids in proper growth, the feeding section was strictly monitored by our curator. Weight charts were maintained to determine appropriate growth of the birds. Nutritional needs are different for different species and we take care that the birds get what is needed. Despite the nationwide lockdown our dedicated staff able to rescue and treat a total of 541 birds, 91 infants and 123 raptors in the month of April 2020.


Total birds- 541

Total Infant- 91

Total raptor- 123


Total number of adult Birds treated.         

Species                   No of birds

Rock pigeon                 469

Black Indian Kite          104

Crow                             10

Dove                             08

Rose Ringed Parakeet 38

Barn owl                       03

Black ibis                      02

Shikra                           01

Rosy starling                01

Red wattled Lapwing   06

Asian koel                    01

Peafowl                        05

Vulture                          01

Hen                              01


Total number of infants treated.

Species                 No of infant

Rock pigeon                  79

Black Indian Kite           12

Dove                              03

Green pigeon                 01

Robbins                         01

Sparrow                        02

Black ibis                      01

Crow                             02

Comb duck                   01

Vulture                          02

Southern coucal           01


We are very thankful for your generous contribution till date.

Hoping for such great deed in the future too, which would enable our organization to take care of these speechless animals and release them back to their home.


Infant green pigeon under treatment
Infant green pigeon under treatment
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Vets performed a complex surgery
Vets performed a complex surgery

Nalsarovar and Thol Lake near Ahmedabad in Gujarat are importantpockets of Migratory birds mainly inhabit it as their wintering ground. Thousands of migratory birds like crane, geese, and ibis all the way from Europe, Asia, Africa, Russia cross the Himalayas to spend the winter in Gujarat and become the victims of Uttarayan Kite Flying festival.Birds fly into these deadly glass coated strings (Manja)are entangled, causing deep cuts to their wings, nerve injuries, fractures, dislocations and in many cases, death.

The common crane (Grus Grus) is a medium sized crane belonging to the family “Gruidea”, also known as the Eurasian Crane. It is distributed in the Indian sub continent, Asia, Africa and Europe. The common crane is a fully migratory species, their winter migration occurs in the early September to December and they return during late March.

This common crane was brought in towards the ending of January 2020 with a deep laceration on the right wing patagial. The wing was cut badly due to the sharp kite strings all the way till the bone. The wing web was also torn due to a deep laceration and it also had a bad fracture at the elbow joint.Team of our Vets operated on the bird and sutured the flight muscles but unfortunately the bird reached us a bit late and there was already infection setting into the bone. Despite the best shot our vets could not save the wing as it was already damaged completely due to the infection and unfortunately the bird will not be able to fly anymore but the good news is we could save its life with our hard-work. This Common Crane is staying with us for now, till we can shift him to a forever home at a Zoo or a Bird Park, where it will stay with other cranes and join a flock of his own. 


Thank you, donors, for your generous contribution towards treating, rehabilitating and saving all these innocent lives. 

Roaming in our aviary
Roaming in our aviary
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Under recovery
Under recovery

We are happy to present the Progress Report of our project and like to thank all our donors for their continuous support. The booted eagle was rescued from Ahmedabad and was brought in to our centre for emergency treatment. It has suffered left wing patagial laceration due to manja (glass-powder coated sharp thread used to fly kites in India) and was bleeding profusely. The bird was operated under Isoflorane general anesthesia for suturing of left wing patagial laceration. Fluid therapy was administered for the first two days and then regular antibiotics and pain management for a week along with alternate day dressing, physiotherapy and bandaging. After removing the bandage we saw a remarkable wound healing and then it was shifted to aviary for flying practice for next 20 days. This bird is showing remarkable improvement in its health, after proper curatorial check up will be released to the wild soon.

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freedom from pain for the falcon
freedom from pain for the falcon

The injured Falcon brought to Jivdaya on 15 January 2020 by our rescue team. After examination our team of vets found out that the  bird had lacerated wound on its right wing which was caused by the glass coated kite thread(Manja). Due to the extensive injury and pain the bird was  unable to eat.  Our Avian expert Dr. Shashikant Jadav and team performed a complex surgery  which  took  almost 2 hours to suture up the wound. After the surgery we kept the falcon in an enclosure, to restrict long flights to fasten the healing process. After a week of proper care, timely feeding, regularly dressing, antibiotics, pain management medicines, manual physiotherapy the bird recovered well. 

Right now it is in the aviary for long flight  practice and after a proper curatorial check up, it will be released soon in the wild.

Thank you for joining us and become a part of this amazing journey of animal welfare. We couldn’t have done this without the support and generosity of your donors, hoping for such great deed in the future too.

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Birds of the month
Birds of the month

Dear supporter!

We are glad to share the great news!! We're very proud to have been recognized as a “Super star, Effective, Top ranked & Fully Vetted organization” on GlobalGiving! Thank you GlobalGiving team for your Valuable Support & Guidance over the year. We are extremely grateful to all of you who have been our supporters and donors throughout. We have successfully treated over 18500 birds in the year of 2019 and could not have done this without you. Please continue to support us so we can continue saving our avian friends. 

Last month, January 2020 was truly the busiest month for Jivdaya Charitable Trust. We have received many birds (migrated, local and endangered) severely injured in Glass coated threads (Manja). Our team of veterinarians and vet assistants were occupied in treating the injured birds from certain death and trying to give them a survival chance.

Below is the summary of birds treated in our hospital (January 2020):

Birds Inwarded

Rock pigeon: 2010                                                Crow: 52

Dove: 30

Black ibis: 37

Rose ringed parakeet: 28

Egrets: 07

Peafowl: 09

Asian koel: 15

White ibis: 01

Budgerigar: 08

Comb duck: 05

Green pigeon: 03

Purple moor hen: 01

Cormorant: 03

Brahminy duck: 02

Thicknee: 03

Painted stork: 17

Coot: 04

Grey leg goose: 03

Bee eater: 02

Total Infant Inwarded: 326

Raptors Inwarded

  1. Eurasian Griffon vultures: 01
  2. Indian kite: 408
  3. Barn owl: 23
  4. Falcon: 01
  5. Shikra: 05
  6. Short toed Snake Eagle: 01
  7. Scope owl: 01
  8. Booted eagle:  01

Thank you for joining us and become a part of this amazing journey of animal welfare. We couldn’t have done this without the support and generosity of your donors, hoping for such great deed in the future too.

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Jivdaya Charitable Trust

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat - India
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Ahmedabad , gujarat India

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