We meet every Tuesday at 8:30am in room 755! The purpose for this club is to not only observe and learn about birds but to also help and protect injured feathered friends. If you would like to join or learn more about our club and activities, you are welcome to come by any Tuesday morning or see our web link on the school website. Fly high and we hope to see you soon.
How to Help an Injured Bird
When you come across and injured feathered friend, the first and most important thing to do is evaluate the state of the bird. If they seem unable to fly (e.g. if hey have a broken wing) then take the bird a wildlife rehabilitation center. If stunned with caution, pick up the bird (using gloves) and place it in a soft cotton lined box and leave it be for a few hours. If a concussion is present, then the blood should drain away within an hour or so. Leave the open box near a window until the bird is able to fly away. If a baby bird seems hurt it is okay to move it to a nest or sheltered branches. The mother will NOT reject the baby, that is inaccurate. Keep in mind that helping a wild bird isn’t always the best decision, as in some cases it is illegal to house a wild bird.