Baby birds are starting to come in to WRT. If the bird is hopping around and it looks like it has most of its feathers, this is a fledgling. Leave it alone and let Mom and Dad birds take care of him/her! Keep the dogs and cats and kids away until the bird learns how to fly.
If the baby bird doesn't have much for feathers yet, call us and we can tell you how to create a fake nest and let the parents continue to care for him/her. Many times, babies fall out during storms and the parents cannot pick them up and put them back, so they need help.
The picture to the right shows how someone made a fake nest out of a plastic bucket. She poked holes in the bottom and replaced the dove nest, dove baby and egg that she found on the ground. She secured the nest to a tree with twine so it would not blow in the wind.
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What is Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. ?
Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer-based organization dedicated to the raising and rehabilitating of orphaned and injured wildlife from the state of Nebraska, with the goal being to release them back into the wild.
Our volunteers are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, including all holidays. The Hotline Number is a 24 hour answering service available for after hours, to take messages. There are some volunteers that are available for after-hours care, depending on the type of animal. Please call the Hotline if you have questions about a wild animal, need assistance with an injured or orphaned animal or you would like more information on becoming a member of WRT!
During the spring and summer months our volunteers are very busy with animal care. If there is any way you can transport the animal to a WRT member, it would be very helpful and much appreciated. The on-call person can direct you to the closest WRT volunteer available based on your location.
If you have any questions or concerns about injured or orphaned wildlife, please call the Hotline at (402) 473-1951.
Working under state and federal permits, Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. is a non-profit, independent, all volunteer-based organization dedicated to raising and rehabilitating Nebraska's orphaned and injured wildlife for the eventual release back into their natural habitat. Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. operates with no federal, state or city funding, but depends totally upon private contributions, membership fees and donations of supplies and services. No salaries are paid to any member of WRT.
Or, send your donations to: WRT P.O. Box 80127 Lincoln, Ne 68501