Education Center 

Do You Know?

  • Baby birds need protection from dogs and cats.  Domestic cats are not part of the natural ecology.  Millions of baby birds are killed each year by uncontrolled animals.
  • Fully feathered baby birds with short tails hopping around on the ground should be left alone.  These are fledglings.  Don't be a BIRDNAPPER!
  • Birds need to be rescued only if they are injured, have been caught by a cat, cold, naked, or have been abandoned by both parents.
  • Parent birds will search for their babies even after a day of absence. (Parent birds will feed their babies after you have touched them.)
  • Keeping a native wild bird is against the law if you do not have a permit - even if you plan to release it.