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American Goldfinch

Asked Questions

Common Wild Bird Situations & Conflicts

I found a bird's egg. What should I do?

How do I deal with nests in unwanted/inappropriate areas?

For how long will a duck nest in my yard?

What do I do if a duck nests in my gated yard?

What should I expect if pigeons nest on my balcony?

How do I prevent birds from nesting in my vents? 

What should I do if a bird is trapped in my vent?

What should I do if I hear baby birds in my vent?

What if I absolutely cannot wait for the birds to fledge from the nest in my vent?

Can't I just bring the unprotected nestlings from my vent to a wildlife rehabilitator?

Why is there a bird pecking at or 'attacking' my window?

How can I get birds to stop flying into my windows?

What do I do if a bird is trapped in my chimney?

What do I do if a bird is trapped in my fireplace?

What can I do if a bird is loose in my house?

Should I be cleaning my bird feeders?

Can I keep, care for or raise a wild bird by myself?

Not in the Ottawa Area?

If you are not in the Ottawa area, or need assistance regarding an  animal other than a bird, search for a licensed wildlife rehabilitator near you:

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