Help Baby Birds

About Toronto Wildlife Centre

Toronto Wildlife Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the community through wildlife rehabilitation, education and conservation. TWC admits approximately 5,000 wild animals every year to its wildlife hospital, and has treated over 270 different species. TWC runs one of the busiest wildlife hotlines in North America, fielding approximately 30,000 calls each year from concerned members of the public about all kinds of wildlife situations.

Every spring and summer our wildlife hotline receives thousands of calls about baby birds - birds trailing after their parents down the street, teenage birds who have just left the nest, birds whose nests have been overturned in a windstorm and need help getting reunited with their parents, just to name a few. We find that a lot of these situations can be resolved with just a little bit of information about what's normal for different babies at different stages of their lives. And so the Help Baby Birds campaign was born - to help you determine when to lend babies a hand, and to introduce you to a few of the birds in your neighbourhood. We think they're worth appreciating!

TWC is a charity that runs primarily on donations from the public. Our goals are to provide medical care for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife until they can be released in the wild, and to provide help to our community with wildlife situations.

For more information on what we do, please check us out at

Please consider helping us with our work. We couldn't do it without you.

This campaign was made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.