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Snowy Egret and Heron Babies Saved from Fallen Tree

Snowy Egret and Heron Babies Saved from Fallen Tree

This story is reprinted with permission from the International Bird Rescue.

On Tuesday, high winds toppled this tree near the Ports O’Call Village in San Pedro, located not far from our Los Angeles wildlife care center. Sadly, this tree was a rookery for many Black-crowned Night Herons and Snowy Egrets, and the scene was littered with broken eggs.

But the L.A. Harbor Department’s tree crew from its construction and maintenance team responded quickly to the fallen tree and rescued a total of 15 baby birds — 12 Black-crowned Night Herons and three Snowy Egrets.

Whenever possible, we will attempt to reunite baby birds that have fallen out of nests with their parents. Clearly we couldn’t do that in this case, and placing them in an adjacent tree wasn’t a feasible alternative. So we’re happy to report that all these baby birds are now in our care. They range from a Snowy Egret that likely hatched just a day or two ago to Black-crowned Nigh Herons that were close to fledging their nests.

“All the babies were in great shape when they arrived, full bellies from being fed by mom earlier that day, and are eating well on their own,” staff rehabilitation technician Kylie Clatterbuck reports. “Aside from a few minor abrasions, they all look great.”

Baby Black-crowned Night Herons

Snowy Egret

Photo by Bill Steinkamp


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2:23AM PDT on Aug 22, 2015

Thank you!

8:00AM PDT on Jun 27, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

7:37PM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

Thank you to everyone who helped these babies.

1:41PM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

Thanks for saving their lives!

1:59AM PDT on May 28, 2013

so cute, great job

7:38PM PDT on May 27, 2013

beautiful birds !

7:50AM PDT on May 27, 2013

They're cute ! Thanks for the article.

8:10PM PDT on May 24, 2013

So glad they were rescued, cute pictures.

7:40PM PDT on May 24, 2013

So sad these birds couldn't be reunited with their parets, but glad they were saved.

3:07PM PDT on May 23, 2013

Awesome. Thanks to all who helped in the rescue and care of these precious little ones.

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