What does the Baby Bird Room look like now?
Pretty similar to years past!
Just waiting for the many arrivals who will shortly fill this space with life, energy, and demands of care and feeding! We haven't changed too much over the past decade in terms of the larger rooms (and there's nothing we can do about those curved walls), but we have changed some individual housing for the birds. In
you'll see a quick peek at one of our woodpecker boxes. It has gone through a few revisions as we determined the best option for our extraordinary excavators.
We also use more soft-sided reptariums (pictured below) for more our active birds. This provides them with more space and soft sides while they practice doing short flights, explore food items, and enjoy taking baths. They also provide more light and natural enrichment. This does a much better job of simulating their own environment and cuts down their dependency on us.
We still use baskets for the very young, but these more natural habitats all lead to better mental health for growing birds which, as we know, is just as important as physical growth.
We’re ready for more questions! Our goal is to give you a BRC experience while we're closed to the public. Is there a question you've always wanted to ask? A program you’re curious about or something you’d like us to take a deeper dive into? Want to know who's making BRC run as an essential service as we head into Baby Bird Season? Just want to know random cool facts about birds? We want to hear from you!