Seeing a baby bird in danger is never a pleasant experience, and the more compassionate among us often rescue, care for, and hope that they will be strong enough to fly away and fend for themselves. However, it is not always a smart idea, because adopting wild birds, whether temporarily or permanently, might cause more harm than good.
This movie, which was featured by Slate and was informed by the New York Wild Bird Fund, the National Aubudon Society, and naturalist and author Leslie Day, will provide you with all the facts you need about bird rescue.
Bird and Moon, a publisher and distributor of scientific and nature-themed comics and cartoons, has also created a flow chart that shows whether or not you should rescue a vulnerable-looking baby songbird. If you come across a newborn dromaeosaur – a distant, usually extinct relative of current birds – they advise you to flee before you are eaten.