Resources & FAQs

Learn  more about what we do or learn how to help birds in your own yard or community. If you’ve found a bird that may need help now, click here. 

What is wildlife rehabilitation? Are all injuries treatable? Learn more about what wildlife rehabilitation is, and is not, here. 

Many birds found between May and September are healthy baby birds. Learn how to tell if a baby bird needs help here.

How often should I clean my feeder? How can I help birds in winter? Learn more here. 

DELAWARE BIRD FEEDING UPDATE!  Today, The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (𝗗𝗡𝗥𝗘𝗖) 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗯𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗮𝘁𝗵𝘀; however, they do recommend the following procedures for resuming use of bird feeders and baths:

Initially thoroughly clean bird feeders and baths with a 10% bleach solution and weekly thereafter

Remove bird feeders and baths if sick or dead birds are observed

Avoid handling wild birds, wearing disposable gloves if it is necessary to handle a bird

Keep pets away from sick and dead wild birds

You can read DNREC’s statement here: https://news.delaware.gov/2021/08/24/dnrec-to-lift-advisory-on-use-of-bird-feeders-and-baths-as-songbird-mortality-decreases/

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