Birding/hurt bird


QUESTION: I have this little bird that I think is a Kingbird, it was bumped by a car, it's wings seem ok but it cannot balance, could it have a broken tail? What can I do? We're rural , there is no bird vet

ANSWER: For a rehabilitator Good luck.

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QUESTION: There is no rehabber within 50 miles... what can I do to save this little bird?

It is actually against the law to raise wild birds. Also even if you were able to feed the correct wild diet and raise it to maturity you could not teach it to forage or to recognize predators and it would not survive in the wild. Please let nature take its course.  


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Bluebird Bob Walshaw


I can answer almost any question on Eastern Bluebirds and small cavity nesters such as Chickadees, Titmice, Wrens, etc. Also general questions on other songbirds. No pet bird questions please. Send mailing address to me at for a free 20 page Bluebird book.


I have had a 100+ nestbox trail for more than 20 years, I do a lot of writing, public speaking and educational work in this field. My hands-on Bluebird talks include more than 1000 people each year.

Oklahoma Bluebird Society, North American Bluebird Society, National Audubon Society, Oklahoma Audubon Society, Oklahoma Fur Bearers Alliance

Bluebird Magazine, Oklahoma Today, Fur-Fish-Game, Birds & Blooms, Nature Society News,Back Woodsman Magazine, Tulsa World, Broken Arrow ledger, Teaching Tolerance magazine,Trappers World, OK Hole Story, Birders World

Degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, Graduate of the Home Study Course in Bird Biology from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Oklahoma Master Naturalist. I am also a pofessional speaker and writer.

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Chosen as a public speaker for the North American Bluebird Society, Bluebird trail accepted as part of the Transcontinental Bluebird Trail, Chosen as a panel speaker at the 2006 NABS Convention.

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