Spring is here, and young birds may be found on the ground. It’s important to know which of them need assistance and which do not. Birds with no feathers (nestlings) are too young to be out of the nest and always need to be returned, if possible. Young birds with fuzzy feathers (fledglings) are often “rescued” by humans from their environment when they don’t need to be. Unless there are obvious signs of injury, let them be.
Contact a wildlife rehabilitator immediately if there are life-threatening conditions or you think one of these birds is in danger. Thank you for your compassion!
Visit https://www.peta.org/action/how-to-save-baby-birds/ for more information.
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