Babies Falling Out of the Nest

Sooner or later, no matter where you live, you’ll come across a baby bird. You’ll have to decide: should you rescue it or leave it to fend for itself? In most cases, it is best to let nature take its course. Don’t interfere is a good rule. If the bird is fully feathewred, chances are it doesn’t need your help. Each spring, baby birds leave the nest and have to learn to be adults (human parents know how hard that can be). Their parents are nearby. They’re best equipped to take care of the babies. You can help fledglings by keeping your dogs and cats in the house for a few days until they are truly able to fend for themselves.
If the bird is unfeathered, try to return it to the nest. If that’s not possible put the baby in a shoebox and cover it. Get the bird to a licensed wildlife rehabilitation program (call the state wildlife agency for a referral). Do not attempt to take care of it yourself. You will fail and it will die (Mother Nature can be tough sometimes).

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