Teaching the Baby Birds to Sing Adult songbirds have complex and elaborate songs. In most species, only males sing, although both sexes communicate using simple calls. Songs are used to establish and defend territories and to attract mates. Most birds have in-born vocalizations that require no practice or learning. But most baby songbirds—and some species of hummingbirds—must learn by hearing adult songs. (Exceptions among Greenwood’s more common patients are flycatchers, doves, and pigeons.) Babies don’t usually develop adult song until long after they have fledged. But if they…

Guest blogger Rachel Ames gives folks an inside peak at all the activity at Greenwood this busy season! Read more…

Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center has designated Wednesday, June 17, as WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY 2015. Please help us celebrate with a donation. We are asking each and every one of our supporters to give $10, $25, $50, $100 or more to purchase food and formula for the nearly 350 baby mammals and birds we currently have on site.  Our expenses for food average $32,000 per year. With Wild B.I.R.D. in Denver closed, we are the only rehabilitation center caring for waterfowl and songbirds north of Colorado Springs. We are receiving up to 100 calls per…

Guest blogger Rachel Ames breaks up recent rainy doldrums with a major dose of cuteness! Read more…