Every bird should be scanned and checked for external ID. Temporary marking can suffice for record-keeping.
Birds should be isolated (visual and sound barriers) from mammals.
Predator-prey responses, noise, pathogens, photoperiod, staffing, escape-proofing containment, and climate control need to be tailored to their needs. Cages can be set up inside screen tents to minimize escape risks indoors and outside.
Unique requirements for social and aggression needs
Mass holding: is it available? Are birds compatible?
Individual holding for aggressive adults or id large enclosures are not available
12 hr/12 hr photoperiod
Cleaned daily at minimum
If bird rations not available, what to feed?
Running water where available; where not, the water must be safe and purified of pathogens and toxins water
During all phases and particularly at holding/sheltering sites
No social media and press access
Forensics may be involved
Short-term housing for immediate staging or evacuation
individual cages can be put iside screened tents for extra security against escape
Long-term sheltering after a disaster may have to suffice until the habitat recovers.