Birds can be seen nesting all around Colorado this time of year. From low hanging branches to mud covered cliff dwellings. One day you may come across a young bird that has fallen from or left the nest. This blog will walk you through exactly what to do.These animals have three stages of life. It is important to know what stage the bird is in order to move on to the next steps. HatchlingHatchling birds have almost no down feathers on their bodies. Their eyes are closed and…

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Please DO NOT FEED baby squirrels. Many of the squirrels we’ve gotten recently have been fed by misinformed members of the public. This can eventually kill the baby. It’s heartbreaking for both the unknowing rescuer who fed the squirrel and for our Animal Care team. We all want to help these animals, but feeding them based on instructions or recipes you find online will only CAUSE HARM. At our rehabilitation center, they are fed by experienced staff and volunteers who have gone through many hours of training. They…

Winter can leave Coloradans feeling dull and somber. The sound of songbirds fades away, the green turns to gray, and wildlife viewing is sparse. As soon as spring approaches, baby animals start to appear in tree nests and burrows, the sound of birds finds its way back through our windows, greenery emerges, and chattering squirrels frolic. For Greenwood, this is one of the busiest times of the year. A litter of baby squirrels, tiny and eyes closed, wander through the leaves of their mother’s nest. We call them…