NATIVE ANIMAL RESCUE (NAR)
My Local "Go To" for Wildlife Rescue
NAR has been operating over 40 years. I have taken many an injured or orphaned bird. Very thankful to have such a LOCAL organization that does such wonderful work. I have been a monthly donor for many years.
So Many Success Stories!!
I took in a pair of newly hatched MOURNING DOVES. The parent had been carried off by a hawk, but not before dropping her feathers. (This is an escape mechanism.) Amazingly, beneath the feathers the babies were safe. I packed up the orphans and their entire nest on my windowsill, and off I went to NAR at 9pm at night. They took them and raised them and released them! So great!
Opossums are nesting under our house, how do I get rid of them? Ways to humanely get an Opossum who has already moved in to leave, are as follows:
What to do if you find a… hummingbird on the ground.
Finding a baby hummingbird on the ground is always an emergency. They die quickly from the cold, heat or starvation. If you have any doubts about how to handle this situation, call NAR at 831-462-0726.1. If the hummingbird has fallen out of the nest, GENTLY pick it up (including any debris, nesting material or other substance it’s sitting on because their delicate toes automatically lock when perched and are sometimes accidentally torn off when they’re picked up) and examine it for injuries.
2. If you see no injuries, carefully place it back in the nest.
3. Keep watch to ensure that the female continues to feed her young. It may take anywhere from 10 to 90 minutes for the mother to return.
4. If you’re unable to find the nest, or if the mother does not return, line a plastic cup or small box with tissue, and carefully place the bird into the container. Be sure the container or box is ventilated.
5. Keeping the bird warm is critical, so place the container on a warm towel heated for no more than 30 seconds in a microwave oven, hot water bottle, or heating pad set on low.
6. Immediately bring the hummingbird to Native Animal Rescue.