Wildlife Encounters - 9th - 12th grade
Lesson 2: Wildlife Populations

Nestling Songbirds

nestling songbirdsThese babies can't stand and do not have all their feathers. They need to be in a nest. Try to put them back in their nest. If the nest is too high or missing, make an artificial nest. Nail a small plastic bowl to the closest tree and put dry grass in it. Watch to see if the parents feed the baby. If they do not feed the baby for 1-2 hours, call your local wildlife rehabilitator or veterinarian for help. Never try to feed a baby bird. Different species have very different diets, and many nestling song birds are hurt by incorrect types of food fed to them by well-meaning people.


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