We recommend that anyone finding an injured bird or animal should contact one of the rescue centres which exist in the Costa Blanca area.

We recently heard back from someone who had found an injured Swift and this is what she said –

 ” the rescue centre from Alicante picked up the swift the day after I called them. He had an owl and a box with 2 swifts with him. He explained that they have around 300 swifts a year so ‘mine’ was not the only one. It’s the European Union that’s keeping this rescue centre up and running apparently. I felt good about the care they are giving. So nice to hear from you and thank you for the information you provided”.

Details of local rescue centres are as follows:-


In Alicante –

Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre, 7A, Partida Santa Faz, 7, 03559 Alacant, Alicante, Spain, +34 965 93 80 85

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 In Murcia –
Centro De Recuperación De Fauna El Valle, Carr. del Valle, 350, +34 968 17 75 00

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