It's that time of year: What to do if you find baby wildlife.
Each Spring and Summer, animal shelters, wildlife agencies, veterinarians and even police stations across the country receive thousands of calls from people who have picked up what they assume to be orphaned or abandoned wild animals. Some calls are for those wildlife and birds obviously in immediate danger, injured, or sick. However, most calls are for young birds that have come out of nests as they normally fledge, are pushed out by high winds or nestmates. Depending on the type of bird, what you do with these animals could mean the difference between life and death for the baby, and possible legal problems for people picking them up.
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2015