We recommend that everyone trim their trees and bushes when birds are NOT nesting. This isn’t limited to the months that fall into nesting season. Trees and bushes should ALWAYS be inspected for birds and other wildlife before trimming. This included dead trees, since owls and woodpeckers love to make homes in dead trees.
Nesting season (in the Florida Keys) begins mid-March and lasts until approximately September each year. Different species nest at different times, and many species of birds will lay multiple egg clutches throughout the nesting season.
Click here to visit our baby bird flow chart. This chart explains which baby birds need help, and which babies need to be left alone. If you find a baby bird DO NOT offer it food or water. Instead, wrap them in a towel or blanket to keep them warm, and call our bird emergency […]
Nope! This is a HUGE misconception, at least as far as birds are concerned. Some mammals will reject babies that are handled by humans, but most birds have a very poor sense of smell and will not be affected after being picked up and placed back in a nest.