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PO Box 10028
Albuquerque, NM 87184
Phone: 505 828-9455
Fax: 505 828-9769
E-Mail: gail@hawksaloft.org

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Fledglings

“I am invisible!” the baby American Robin seemed to think as it sat, unmoving, next to the coils of the garden hose.   I had heard the little fellow cheeping loudly and also its parents alarm cries from inside the house, so I went out to investigate.   Fledglings leave their nests, often before they can fly, hiding in shrubbery or tall grasses .  If you find one of these little fellows and it is fully feathered, please leave it where it is.  The parents will still care for their young one.  Many well-intentioned people gather up the little birds thinking they are orphans, essentially bird-napping the fledgling and rushing it to a wildlife rehabilitator.   It is best to leave the young birds alone and let their parents do their job!

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