Baby Bird RescueHave you ever come across an animal in trouble and wondered what to do? There are a lot of simple, effective things you can do to help.
Wild wind and rain can sweep baby birds out of the nest and on to the ground. If the baby bird is fluffy, or doesn’t have many feathers and is unable to grip onto a perch, then it needs to go back into the nest. It can’t have travelled far. Search nearby trees and bushes and return it to the nest.
The parents will not disown the baby because of your scent. Birds recognise their babies by call and not by smell.
Habitat for Big Birds
Making your garden a friendly place for big birds will turn it into a fantastic, enjoyable, thriving place.
Large birds such as parrots, cockatoos, kookaburras, honeyeaters, birds of prey and others will add colour and excitement to your backyard.
These bigger birds are also great to have around as they will eat up snakes, skinks, lizards, insects, and rodents. Nectar-eating big birds will help to pollinate some of your plants.
With a few simple steps, you can transform your garden into a haven for big birds.
Habitat for Small Birds
By making your garden a friendly place for small birds, you will create a good habitat for them to live, feed and nest in.
Making your patch a thriving place also helps to reconnect habitats across the landscape. This means that when small birds fly from place to place in search of food, shelter and nesting trees, they have an easier task ahead of them.
Making your backyard into a safe and friendly place will help more small birds overall to survive.
With a few simple steps, you can transform your garden into a small bird paradise.
Help Buddies Beat the Heat
Bushfires and heatwaves are often synonymous with the Australian summer. While you take shelter in an air-conditioned building and cool down with a glass of ice water, spare a thought for the native animals that live near you.
Bats, possums, birds and many other animals can become dehydrated or die due to extremely hot weather. The easiest thing you can do to help your local animals is to provide them with a water source.
Before you go to work or school each morning, fill a shallow dish with water. Place it in a shady spot in the backyard next to some shrubs or bushes, so that it has some protection from predators and doesn’t heat up too much.
Stop Birds Attacking Windows
Birds sometimes attack windows and especially tinted glass, by pecking or striking them. This is usually because they can see their own reflection, and think it is a challenger for their territory.
Birds such as the Laughing Kookaburra, Little Raven, Grey Butcherbird and the Australian Magpie-lark have been seen to do this.
Or birds may dive at a window because they can see another window through the glass and think that there is a clear flight path to travel through.
Download a free fact sheet to help you deter birds from striking your windows or attacking their own reflections in your glass.