Report "Lost" Birds
Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
703-246-2253. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-246-4253
January 15, 2014
Report “Lost” Birds
Animal Control officers have received several reports of “downed” birds and ask residents to be alert and aware of the issue. Likely thrown off their migratory track due to recent frigid weather, the Horned Grebes are being found around the county.
They have webbed feet and are typically birds that swim and fly; and are not accustomed to walking so they appear wobbly or injured. The Fairfax County Wildlife Biologist identified the birds.
Police are coordinating with local veterinarians and the Wildlife Rescue League for a humane re-location of the birds.
Anyone who sees the Horned Grebes should call for an Animal Control Officer at 703-691-2131.