Tag: Wildlife


Baby Bird Rescue

If you find a baby songbird on the ground, you’ll need to know two things to determine whether or not the baby bird needs help. First, you’ll need to know if the bird is injured and, second, you’ll need to know if the bird is a fledgling or a nestling.

Fact vs. Fiction: What Every Wildlife Professional Should Know About Free-Roaming Cats

  Trap-neuter-return (TNR) is a common-sense, cost-effective solution for managing populations of unowned, free-roaming cats (sometimes called stray, feral, or “community cats”) by preventing additional...

How to Help an Injured Wild Bird

Is the bird an adult, a baby or a fledgling? If you have found a songbird who appears to be a baby (e.g., seems young...

Wild Animal Rescue: Orphaned or Injured Wildlife

Every year, many thousands of young wild animals are “rescued” by kind people wanting to help them. Unfortunately, many of these young animals do not need to be rescued. They do not need help and, in fact, moving them means that they are being separated from their mothers.

Wildlife Animal Rescue: Safety Precautions

Before attempting to rescue any wild animal, please see the resource “Wild Animal Rescue: Helping Orphaned or Injured Wildlife.” It’s important to read that resource first because every year many young wild animals are “rescued” by well-meaning people who assume that the young animals are orphans. Often, the parents are nearby and the young animals do not need to be rescued at all.

Wildlife Rehabilitator: How to Find One

The best way to help a baby bird that’s fallen out of his nest, a squirrel that’s been hit by a car, a crow that seems unable to fly, or any other form of wildlife, is to call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. In some cases, an “orphaned” young bird or animal may not be orphaned at all, and a rehabilitator can tell you whether or not the animal actually needs to be rescued.