It’s really valuable to understand the different developmental stages of baby birds during this windy season, as the fledgling stage of a bird’s development is actually spent on the ground. Have a read of our fact sheet here, explaining these stages.
If you find a misplaced baby, please call Wildlife Victoria on 13 000 94535 and our operators can talk you through the situation. If the baby has indeed fallen from a nest or tree, it may be as simple as helping the baby back into its home. If you have discovered a baby bird outside of a destroyed nest, you could build a make-shift nest out of a few common household items, such as a plastic container (don’t forget to drill holes at the bottom to allow for water drainage), and some dry leaf litter. Hanging planters also act as great make-shift nests with very little effort from your end. Have a look at the video below for a great example!
Please call 13 000 94535 or click through here to log a case directly. Our service responds to all sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife enquiries.
Need to check your answers for the Wildlife Victoria's Kid's Quiz? Scroll through to the very bottom of our RACV Wild Bytes - Stories From Your Backyard page
Come along and learn all about wildlife in your backyard - we'll be telling you stories, providing tips to living harmoniously with our fantastic native species, and you'll hear from experts in the field. These events are FREE and we welcome all ages. You can register for an event in your area here.