Injured Birds and Baby Birds

Klamath Bird Observatory does not rehabilitate wildlife. If you do encounter an injured or apparently abandoned bird, it is best to leave it alone, unless it is in immediate danger. Remember, young birds recently out of the nest are often unable to fly but they are still being fed and cared for by their parents. Do not touch or remove them, the parents are likely nearby. If a bird hits your window and is stunned, put it in a shoebox with holes and a soft towel.  In many cases, birds are just stunned and need some quiet time to recover in a dark place.  If the bird is more seriously injured, contact Wildlife Images (541) 476-0222, located in Merlin, Oregon. For a list of  wildlife rehabilitators approved by the California Department of Fish and Game, click here.

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