If you locate a bird that appears to be orphaned, injured, or sick, it is best to take some time to observe its behavior before trying to catch the animal. If it is a young bird in particular, it may be waiting for a parent to return with food.
Baby – “Baby” birds can be in a nest, walk, or even able to fly.
Adult – Sick or injured adult bird.
Raptor – These are birds with sharp beaks and talons. Eagles, owls, and hawks fall into this category.