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NO - the parents are definitely 
NOT visiting the nest.

STEP 1.)

  • Take a clear picture of the babies in the nest. 
     

STEP 2.) 

  • Find a shoebox type box with a lid.

  • Add some leaves, paper towels or other soft and dry bedding to the box.

  • Remove the babies from the nest and  place in the box and close the lid.

  • Place the box onto a heating pad set on the LOWEST setting. If you do not have a heating pad, fill a thick sock with rice and heat in the microwave, make sure it's not too hot, but giving the babies the warmth they would be getting from the parent-bird.

  • Do not place the heating pad into the box, place the box on top of the heating pad. 

  • The first priority is to make the sure babies stay warm.
     

STEP 3.)

  • Do not give the babies food or water or anything liquid by mouth; they could inhale liquids.

STEP 4.)

  • TEXT the picture of the bird to 404-969-2324 (Atlanta area only). 

Include the following information with your text:

1.) Where you found the bird.

2.) If you witnessed the accident/injury, please describe.

3.) Wait for a text response for further instruction. 

STEP 5.)

  • Avoid frequently checking on the babies to minimize stress. 

ATTENTION RESCUERS:

Regrettably, in order to keep doing what we do,

we must pause intakes occasionally due to light staffing.

Please visit our overnight care page and the resources page.

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