Finding Birds

It’s common in spring and summer to find young birds sitting on the ground or hopping about without any sign of their parents.

Fledglings

When you see these cute balls of feathers its so tempting to pick them up and hug them… Dont! At this age they are learning to fly, parents are probably near by and collecting food, hiding because your presence, or keeping a watchful eye. We want to keep these families together

Removal is the last option we want to chose, only if injured, sick, or orphaned.

Do Birds Really Abandon their Chicks?

Bird Parents DO NOT recognize their babies by smell and will not abandon a baby if touched by humans.

A baby bird will still be accepted by its parents even if a person touches it. Birds are like us they identify their young by appearance and sound. (I dont think you wanna smell your babies diaper to determine its your offspring)

Identify the bird species or breed before rendering help to protect yourself and provide optimum aid to the bird pertinent to its condition.  Raptors and other birds may try to protect themselves by attacking regardless of their injuries.  Do not approach an injured bird if you are not familiar with the potential dangers. Identify the bird species or breed before rendering help to protect yourself and provide optimum aid to the bird pertinent to its condition.  Raptors and other birds may try to protect themselves by attacking regardless of their injuries.  Do not approach an injured bird if you are not familiar with the potential dangers.

Injured Bird

Injured birds should be captured quickly and transferred to a dark containment with padding if possible.  Assess the bird for critical conditions such as bleeding or respiratory problems.  This information is important when you contact a rescue or professional agency to help them determine the aid required.

Do not attempt to feed or water an injured bird without knowledge of its condition or needed triage as ingestion of fluids or food could complicate an existing unknown internal injury.

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