Spring and summer are busy times for wildlife carers with many calls for help with baby birds. It is gratifying to receive calls from caring people but in many incidences the baby birds are doing everything right. They just need to be left alone to get on with learning to fly, eat by themselves and get used to the big, wild world. In some cases, however, they may need to be moved to a safer place or an injury assessed and treated. The flowchart is a guide as to actions to take if you come across a baby bird in an unsafe place or just looking not quite right.
If you would like to know more about WIRES and how you can help, go to the website, wires.org.au.