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Wild Babies

Baby Owls & Birds of Prey

Safe Handling

Injured, threatened or young birds of prey will often flip onto their backs to display their sharp talons. Wear thick gloves and use a blanket or flat woven towel is handling is necessary.


Most raptors are fierce parents and raise their young together. Owlets and young raptors are curious and uncoordinated, often tumbling out of their nests. Their parents are keenly protective and generally capable of protecting young at a pre fledge age until they are fit enough to fly.

If you encounter a young raptor on the ground, be cautious of adults flying overhead, and wear protective headgear if possible. Each case is situational, please take pictures of the bird and nest if possible and contact us so we can help assess the situation.

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