Here is a small sampling of baby songbirds. Tail is long and black with white edges. Lark Sparrow: Medium sparrow with streaked, gray-brown upperparts and buff underparts with black breast spot. If you can’t find the nest or it is unreachable, put the bird into a bush or tree close to where it was found. Harris's Sparrow: Large sparrow with dark-streaked, brown upperparts and white underparts with dark-streaked sides. PO Box 1557 Painted Bunting: Colorful, medium-sized bunting. MacGillivray's Warbler: Medium-sized warbler with olive-green upperparts and yellow underparts. A bird that needs help will have a physical injury (broken bones, lacerations, bleeding) or will run but cannot fly away (never chase an injured bird. Bohemian Waxwing: Large waxwing with gray upperparts, pink-gray crest, black mask and chin, and gray underparts. Short, fluttering flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Brewer's Blackbird: Medium-sized blackbird with purple gloss on head and neck and green gloss on body and wings. Mountain Bluebird: Small thrush with brilliant blue back, head, and wings. To identify a baby bird, check to see if the bill is much larger than its head, since heads on baby bird’s are not fully formed. Nape is chestnut-brown, crown is black, and throat is white. Legs and feet are gray. Before rescuing baby or juvenile birds, you must first assess the situation. Feeds on insects, caterpillars, fruits and berries. Wings are dark with two white bars. This will frighten it and possibly cause more injuries). Forages on ground, low in trees and bushes. Contact a. They all have plenty of fine places to live or visit through the state from the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley and National Park in the West to the coastal areas of the east. If a featherless or down-covered bird is out of its nest, try to put it back. The wings and tail are dark gray. Bouyant fluttering flight with shallow wing beats. Thin, pale bill. Bill, legs and feet are black. Its plumage blends well among prairie grasses, making it difficult to spot. Wings have two bars: upper bar is yellow, lower bar is white. If a wild animal has been injured or truly orphaned, locate a licensed wildlife rehabilitator by calling the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ toll-free wildlife conflict helpline at 1-855-571-9003, 8:00AM-4:30PM, Monday through Friday or visit the licensed wildlife rehabilitator section of this website. 1800 South Delphine Ave Birds do not abandon young feathered chicks. The head has gray crown, dark whiskers (moustache stripe) along sides of throat, white eyebrow with black border, and red-brown eyes. Face has thick, black eye-line. Chestnut-collared Longspur: Small, sparrow-like bird with brown-streaked upperparts, black breast and flanks, some have chestnut on underparts, pale gray belly. Birds deprived of hearing songs from a male of their species during their “critical period” will be unable to learn these songs later in their development and may be unable to attract a mate, breed, acquire territory, and understand others of their species. Wings are brown. It is normal for fledgling birds to be on the ground! Upperparts are gray and underparts are white with pale yellow wash on sides. Northern Wheatear: Small thrush (oenanthe), with gray upperparts, black wings, mask, and tail. Eats insects, caterpillars, seeds, fruits and berries. The long tail is buff-and-black barred, and has a pale tip; undertail coverts are white with black bars. Mitch Waite Group. Legs, feet, and bill are black. Hand-reared birds that are kept indoors will not be unable to judge direction during migration since they cannot orient to the constellations. Feeds on insects, spiders and berries. White eyebrows are conspicuous. Crown is rufous, throat is white with black stripes, and bill is gray. Black legs and feet. Female has gray-brown upperparts, white underparts with brown streaks, and a light to dark salmon colored belly and vent.