Caring for Wild Birds
My Dad and I found a baby Killdeer in our driveway all
alone near sundown with no Mom Killdeer in sight, we left him out
over night and this morning he was still there and are not sure what
to feed him
If you touched the bird, you probably have given it a death
sentence. If you left it alone, it probably will be fine. The
parents will reject it in many cases if humans have
interfered. Never interfere with ground dwelling birds, or any
wild bird for that matter, for most
species are protected by state and federal laws.
If all fails, contact your local wildlife rescue group or local veterinarian.
The Secretary of the Interior reported a few months ago that all bird populations
are on a decline in numbers. We all have to work to reverse this trend.
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Update: June 2012