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WILDNorth receives a wide array of songbirds such as: Robins, sparrows, finches, blue jays, flickers, vireos, chickadees, magpies, crows, ravens, swallows, waxwings, and woodpeckers. We also receive many birds from the Corvidae family, such as Magpies, Crows, Bluejays, and Ravens. These birds sometimes have a bad reputation, but they are amazingly intelligent birds with complex social structures who have adapted well to our urban environments.

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Currently In Care 

Species: Bohemian Waxwing
Intake Date: January 12, 2021

This Bohemian Waxwing was admitted due to hitting a window. Waxwings are notorious for doing this. Their diet largely consists of berries, including those of the Mountain Ash tree. These berries are often naturally fermented, so when the birds eat them, they become rather…tipsy. Unfortunately, with their flight and vision impaired, the Waxwings are even more likely to collide with windows. This often results in head and/or collar bone injuries.
This patient is currently receiving medical treatment as we continue to monitor it’s progress.