How to identify, house, feed, raise, and (hopefully) release baby songbirds. Meryl Faulkner, Project Wildlife. SONGBIRDS 101. There’s a knock at the door…. “I just found this little bird, and they told me you could help”
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How to identify, house, feed, raise, and (hopefully) release baby songbirds.
Meryl Faulkner, Project WildlifeSONGBIRDS 101
Consists of two clear plastic containers (brands such as Sterilite from department stores) nested, with water between the two, and an aquarium heater in the water layer. Temp set at highest (93°F), heater can be 100W or 120W
Openings cut in lids are covered with plastic mesh from craft stores
Other species naked at hatch : Bushtit, Woodpecker, Flicker baby songbirds.Naked at hatch: house sparrow, scrub jays and white-throated swift
For small birds give them many small bites until they stop gaping
Photos by Gladys Gilliam-Soeterik
Photo by Meryl Faulkner finchesOther foods to encourage self feeding- presentation helps!!