Especially in the spring and summer when birds are raising young, you may come across a baby bird. The temptation is to intervene to help. But that’s not always wise. Maryland DNR provides useful tips on this topic. If you find an injured animal or bird you should proceed cautiously. Maryland DNR provides guidance on what to do and a search tool to find a rehabilitator near you.

You may also find information for your county. Try searching on the web browser with key words such as “injured animal”, “animal shelter”, “animal control” along with your county’s name and state.

For example, here are three suggestions that yield useful information for at least some counties. Insert your county’s name instead of the <your county>.

animal services <your county> county maryland

animal control <your county> county maryland

animal shelter <your county> county maryland

MOS doesn’t have facilities or staff to treat injured birds.