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!
Construction under way of flight cages
BPRC is beginning construction of small flight cages for Eastern Screech Owls and American Kestrels.
We are looking for volunteers interested in helping build these cages!
When completed, there will be 8 intermediate cages, to help acclimate and give the birds minimal exercise, and 4 flight cages for exercise and Mouse school training before release. In 2016 we received more than 145 Screech owls and 40 Kestrels. This caging will make our process much more efficient. If you would like to donate towards the construction of these cages or want to volunteer for construction please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To follow our progress, click here to go to our construction page.