The Nest is Best!
It is the time of year for baby birds! Most babies are just fine, even if you find them on the ground. Much of the time they are learning to fly – and just like humans learning to ride a bike – they fall down a lot. They need to be left alone because their parents are nearby to help them. But if you see possible injuries or a threat (cat or dog), then putting them back in their nest is the best thing to do. Click here to to our FAQ page for information on what to do if you find baby birds. We also have contacts if you need help. The picture above is Great Horned Owls whose nest was blown down by a storm. BPRC came out, built a new nest in the tree and they successfully fledged!
Baby season is winding down!
Clinic received many patients this Spring
As of July 17th, BPRC has received 265 patients this year! And 67 are either in our clinic or flight cages at the moment. From broken wings to orphaned nestlings, we are caring for many different species:
123 Eastern Screech Owls tops the list of species followed by American Kestrels (small falcons), Barn Owls, Great Horned Owls, Red-shouldered hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, Cooper’s Hawks, and Vultures.
We are completing Mouse School for many of these patients and soon they will be returned to the wild where they will do their part for our environment!
If you would like to help BPRC with its raptor rehabilitation, you can adopt a patient and follow its rehabilitation through our website: bprc.dyndns.org .
Thank you for supporting BPRC and its mission.