Diva Crows Wildlife Rehabilitation focuses on caring for orphaned and injured birds in Northern Virginia.
Our Mission is to release as many birds as possible back into the wild.
This summer has thrown its fair share of curveballs here at Diva Crows. First with the mysterious bird disease that has plagued the birds in and around the D.C. area. The birds showed signs of neurological defects and crusty eyes. We also found that the illness was...read more
Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern, Melissa Rodriguez feeding a fledgling Common Grackle Our Wildlife Rehabilitation Interns are about halfway through their summer internship! Over the past couple of weeks they have been learning from Alison Meredith, (our Intern...read more
Staff Wearing Crow Masks to Prevent Imprinting In our most recent post we discussed bird-napping, which harms young birds by taking them away from their parents and making it hard for them to develop survival skills. This week we want to talk about...read more
Number of Birdnappings Prevented by DivaCrows in 2021
Birdnapping happens when a well-meaning person takes a healthy, uninjured fledgling from its home and brings it to a wildlife rehab center. This subjects the bird to stress; no one wants to be grabbed and put in a box. Young birds leave the nest before they can fly and spend several days on the ground learning how to fly.
Before you do anything, look around. Does the bird appear injured? Is the bird’s head down or are its eyes closed? Can you see its skin or does it have feathers? If you can answer “no” to these questions, it is likely that this is a young bird just learning how to fly! Please leave the bird alone unless it in an unsafe location. If that is the case, gently move it to a safe spot nearby so its parents can find it again.
Help us prevent birdnapping this year!
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