On Monday July 18th, we admitted a nestling Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax). The bird was brought in by a National Zoo employee who also volunteers at City Wildlife, after the nestling fell from its nest into one of the crane enclosures at the National Zoo. The nestling is covered in down, but it has not fledged yet, meaning it [Read More …]
Migration Is No Simple Task. How Can You Help Migrating Birds?
Migration is Risky Business Migration can be a very dangerous undertaking. The journey sends birds across great distances and into unfamiliar territories. They must overcome many obstacles including: lack of food increased exposure to predators physical exhaustion bad weather These things are largely out of the birds’ control. Much is [Read More …]
Migratory Birds Are Coming to DC! Find Out How Much You Really Know About Migration.
The Birds Are Returning! Spring is not yet upon us but subtle shifts are already in the air. The light is changing and with it, many birds who vacated the city during the winter months are beginning to return. In February, large flocks of American Robins appeared in the area and began gathering in Rock Creek Park, picking through leaf litter, [Read More …]