Wild Bird Rescue Information: Birds in the wild can be accidentally harmed through the intervention of well-meaning people attempting to rescue them. Baby birds and fledglings, especially, may appear vulnerable, injured, or abandoned by their mothers, when in fact they are going through the normal process of learning to fly and leaving the nest. Fledglings with feathers should most often be observed and left alone for a couple of hours if not in any obvious danger. Baby birds that have fallen on the ground should be returned to their nests.
Wild Bird Trivia: The idea that a baby bird which has been touched by a human will be rejected by its mother is a myth. Male cardinals know about two dozen different songs used in the process of mating with female cardinals. New Caledonian Crows make and use a wide variety of their own tools and can also distinguish between humans based on their facial features. Ostrich eggs are the largest in the world, larger even than some dinosaur eggs, and are tough enough to support weights over 300 pounds. Wild turkeys can run between 25 and 55 miles per hour and are one of the most difficult animals to hunt.