Helping Orphaned or Injured Wild Birds

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To Help or Not to Help?

When faced with an injured bird or orphaned nestling, most people want to help but don’t know how – and also fear doing more harm than good.  In fact, many wild birds that appear to be in trouble don’t need assistance at all.  How do you know whether a bird needs help?  How do you know what sort of help the bird needs?  In Helping Orphaned or Injured Wild Birds, you’ll find all the information you need on when and how to assist all ...

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Helping Orphaned or Injured Wild Birds: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-210

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Overview

To Help or Not to Help?

When faced with an injured bird or orphaned nestling, most people want to help but don’t know how – and also fear doing more harm than good.  In fact, many wild birds that appear to be in trouble don’t need assistance at all.  How do you know whether a bird needs help?  How do you know what sort of help the bird needs?  In Helping Orphaned or Injured Wild Birds, you’ll find all the information you need on when and how to assist all kinds of birds, from wrens to raptors.  You’ll learn how to:

  •  Identify whether a bird needs rescuing
  • Help a baby bird that’s fallen from its nest
  • Identify the age and species of an injured of orphaned bird
  • Prepare emergency rations for a baby bird
  • Administer basic bird first-aid
  • Locate a professional wildlife rehabilitator
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Meet the Author

Table of Contents

Introduction

The ABCs of Baby Birds

To Help or Not to Help?

Helping a Grounded Baby Bird

Emergency Care of Orphaned Nestlings

Emergency Feeding of Orphaned Nestlings

Helping a Grounded Fledgling

Emergency Care of Orphaned Precocial Birds

The Six Most Important Rules of First Aid for Birds

Treating Shock

First Aid for Broken Bones

Cat Mauling

Evaluating and Caring for Wounds

Removing Maggots

Preventing Pneumonia

Helping Injured Raptors

Releasing a Wild Bird

How to Locate a Wildlife Rehabilitator

The Care of Birds and the Law

Feeding Wild Birds: Natural Foods and Substitutions

For Further Reading

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