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RNITHOLOGISTS are advising people to carefully consider whether their help is needed for young birds appearing to be abandoned. Often in late spring, especially in May, young birds may not be able to fly perfectly and humans sometimes think the birds are abandoned or injured and need help. But an expert says rescue efforts are not always prudent.

RNITHOLOGISTS are advising people to carefully consider whether their help is needed for young birds appearing to be abandoned. Often in late spring, especially in May, young birds may not be able to fly perfectly and humans sometimes think the birds are abandoned or injured and need help. But an expert says rescue efforts are not always prudent.

“After leaving their nests, young birds often cannot fly perfectly and they tend to dwell near the nest together with their parents who feed them and teach them how to search for food and survive outside the nest,” Ján Gúgh of the Slovak birding organisation, BirdLife Slovensko, explained to the SITA newswire. He reported that ornithologists often see incidences of humans unnecessarily ‘saving’ birds, which takes them from their habitat shortly before they have become self-reliant.


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