What to Do If You Find a Baby Bird

Our friends at the Rouge River Bird Observatory have put together an informative pamphlet for the Dos and Don'ts of intervening with baby birds. That pamphlet can be accessed here (click this link).

The below chart is also a quick guide for intervention with baby birds.


Remember, in many cases, its best to leave the birds alone. Parents may be off the nest for hours at a time, baby birds may leave the nest before they are ready to fly, and in most cases, this is just a normal part of nature. However, if you suspect danger or injury to the birds, it's best to involve a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.


Click here for a list of wildlife rehabilitators in Michigan.