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I FOUND A BABY BIRD, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If the bird has feathers and is able to hop around, it is probably a fledgling, and it’s parents are nearby. Keep an eye on the baby and watch for it’s parents. If you are concerned for the birds safety, placing the bird in a safer area may be best. Do not worry about your “scent”. Touching a baby bird will not cause the parents to abandon it.
If the bird isn’t fully feathered and is unable to hop along the ground easily, look for a nest and return the bird if possible. If returning the bird isn’t possible, build a makeshift nest using a plastic tub with holes punched in the bottom to allow water drainage, or a berry basket. Line the new “nest” with paper towels and place the young bird(s) inside. Wire the nest to a nearby tree or shrub, being sure to give it some cover to avoid direct sunlight and rain. Watch to see if the parents relocate to the new nest you have made.
If the parents fail to return, contact Team Mojo or another licensed wildlife rehabilitator for further advice.
I FOUND AN INJURED/SICK BIRD. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
A scared or injured bird is likely to bite and scratch to defend itself, so wear gloves as a precaution.
For small birds, get a box with a lid and ventilation holes. Place the box over the injured animal. Gently slide a flat piece of cardboard (or cookie sheet, or other flat object) under it until the box is sitting entirely on the cardboard. Keeping the box and cardboard securely together, gently turn the box over and put the lid on the box. Contact Team Mojo or another wildlife rehabilitator for further advice.
For large birds, DO NOT APPROACH. Keep an eye on the bird and contact Team Mojo or another licensed wildlife rehabilitator for further advice.