Category: Bird Info

Bird Houses And Bird Feeders

Bird houses and feeders are a great way to attract wild birds to your property. The houses provide cavity nesting birds an opportunity to nest in areas that may not have as many natural nesting options, especially in residential and heavily developed locations. Some birds have very unique nesting requirements, such as the size of … Continue Reading

Songbird and Insectivore Dietary Supplements

Direct links are provided to products commonly used in formulating or supplementing avian diets. Brewer’s Yeast Brewer’s Yeast is an excellent natural source of folic acid, niacin, biotin and B vitamins. Gelatin At 92% protein, gelatin is an ideal source for increasing protein values when supplemented with the appropriate balance of vitamins and minerals. Powdered … Continue Reading

If you have found a bird with a leg band

If the bird is not a pigeon, you can report your finding and possibly receive some information on its history by visiting the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Bird Banding Laboratory For pigeons, you will need to use the letters and numbers on the band to know whom to contact. For example if the band reads: … Continue Reading

Emergency Care

Stabilizing/Transport/Emergency Information Once you have determined that this wild bird or mammal needs help, you should confine the bird or mammal and immediately contact a wildlife rehabilitator by phone.  Your personal safety should always be a key factor. Always take appropriate measures to prevent personal injury from bites or coming in contact with saliva or other … Continue Reading

Nuisance Birds

It’s important to remember that when wildlife are being a nuisance, that they aren’t being malicious. They have “conveniently” found an element on your property that they need for survival (food, water, shelter, space, nesting location, etc). By identifying what is drawing the bird to the property or contributing to the nuisance behavior, it is … Continue Reading

Bird Spikes

Bird spikes are a humane method of deterring birds from roosting on man-made structures. Please DO NOT use pastes or gels as a bird repellent or deterrent.  These pastes and gels permanently stick to a bird’s feet and feathers and will eventually impair their ability to fly.  The only way to remove the paste is … Continue Reading

Birds In Your Vent

Due to extensive loss of habitat, some species of birds have adapted by utilizing the eaves, dryer and stove vents of homes for nesting cavities. Most homeowners are aware of this problem, but wait until nesting season to correct the situation. I can hear the babies. How much longer before they leave? What can I … Continue Reading

The FIRST thing to do if you have found a wild orphaned baby bird or songbird

It is critical to to determine if the baby is a good candidate for renesting, or if the baby should be taken to a wildlife rehabilitator for further care. Use the steps outlined in the table below as a guide. Step 1: Screen for Illnesses/Injuries Is it injured? Any evidence of blood in any amount, … Continue Reading

How to renest wild nestling baby birds

After you have completed the health and age screening steps from Steps 1 and 2, it’s time to put this nestling baby back. A little work will help ensure success in reuniting a nestling with its parents. If at any point you determine that the baby is not 100% healthy, or if other commitments prevent … Continue Reading