|Baby American Coot (Port Aransas, TX)|
The only thing I think is missing is an afterward with information on what to do if you find a baby bird out of the nest. If kids go out looking for nests they may stumble on birds in need of help--or not. Often the parents are nearby and no intervention is needed. If you are sure that the bird has been abandoned, qualified rehabiltators can raise the baby bird until it fledges and can survive on its own.
|Young grackle ready for release (Rockport, TX)|
|Baby Cardinal being raised by a rehabiltator (Rockport, TX)|