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Can't get to a rehabilitator quickly and need to feed the bird?
[[Diet Information]]
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||YES (nest intact)||NO||
||Put baby back in nest. Observe from a distance for 30 minutes
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Make a substitute nest. Poke holes in bottom of a berry basket or margarine tub; line with dry grass, the old nest, or pine needles; hang from nearby tree or secure to tree branches with wire. Put baby in nest. Observe from a distance for 30 minutes.||
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||YES (nest intact)||NO (nest missing or not intact)||
||Put baby back in nest
. Observe from a distance for 30 minutes.||Make a substitute nest. Poke holes in bottom of a berry basket or margarine tub; line with dry grass, the old nest, or pine needles; hang from nearby tree or secure to tree branches with wire. Put baby in nest. Observe from a distance for 30 minutes.||
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||Call a [[local rehabilitator]].||Determine if the bird has feathers and proceed with Step 2 below.||
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||Call a [[local rehabilitator]].||Proceed with Step 2 below and determine if the bird has feathers.||
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||Go to the instructions for fledgling birds in the right column below.||Go to the instructions for nestling birds in the left column below.||

||Nestling Birds (No feathers)||Fledgling Birds (Feathered)||
||Nestling birds NEED HELP. Can you find the
nest? Is it intact? ||Normal behavior to be hopping on ground; parents will feed it. Is bird safe from cats, dogs, other predatory wildlife, and people?||


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||Go to the instructions for fledgling birds||Go to the instructions for nestling birds||

'''Nestling Birds (No feathers)'''
Nestling birds NEED HELP.

''a. Can you find the nest? Is it intact? ''

||YES (nest intact)||NO||
||Put baby back in
nest. Observe from a distance for 30 minutes.||NO (nest missing or not intact)
Make a substitute nest. Poke holes in bottom of a berry basket or margarine tub; line with dry grass, the old nest, or pine needles; hang from nearby tree or secure to tree branches with wire. Put baby in nest. Observe from a distance for 30 minutes.||

''b. Are parents visiting nest?''

||YES||NO||
||Leave the area. The baby is ok.||Call a [[local rehabilitator]].||

'''Fledgling Birds (Feathered)'''
Normal behavior to be hopping on ground; parents will feed it.
Is bird safe from cats, dogs, other predatory wildlife, and people?

||YES (bird safe)||NO||
||Leave the area. The baby is ok.||Put bird in bushes or on tree limb nearby. Watch from a distance. Are parents nearby? YES - Leave the area. The baby is ok. NO - Call a [[local rehabilitator]].||


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'''a. Is the bird hurt or sick? '''
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'''1. Is the bird hurt or sick? '''
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'''2. Does the bird have feathers? '''

||YES||NO||
||Go to the instructions for fledgling birds in the right column below.||Go to the instructions for nestling birds in the left column below.||

||Nestling Birds (No feathers)||Fledgling Birds (Feathered)||
||Nestling birds NEED HELP. Can you find the nest? Is it intact? ||Normal behavior to be hopping on ground; parents will feed it. Is bird safe from cats, dogs, other predatory wildlife, and people?||


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'''a. Is the bird hurt or sick? '''

(Unable to flutter wings; bleeding; wings droop unevenly; weak or shivering; attacked by a cat, dog, or other animal; gasping for air)

||YES||NO||
||Call a [[local rehabilitator]].||Determine if the bird has feathers and proceed with Step 2 below.||
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!! %center%I've found a baby bird, now what do I do?


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