What To Do When You Find a Dead Wild Bird

It’s not uncommon for wild birds to have mishaps, or die when old and temperature-stressed. Weaker birds may succumb to diseases that would not be a problem for more robust birds. Also, many “teenaged” birds have accidents due to the newness of flight. If you find a single dead wild bird: Be sure to wear […]

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Sanitize Wild Bird Feeders in the Spring

As spring brings migrating birds back north to our wild bird feeders, University of Maine veterinarian Anne Lichtenwalner reminds us that those backyard feeding stations need a little spring cleaning for the safety of wildlife and even domestic pets. “Even resident, year-round birds are more active as the weather warms, and may be spending more […]

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