Nature & Wildlife Frequently Asked Questions

Tree swallow © Ann Marie Lally
Tree swallow © Ann Marie Lally

Encountered an Injured Bird?

If you are positive that the bird is injured (as opposed to a young bird still learning to fly), please contact a local wildlife rehabilitator, the only people allowed to have wildlife in their possession.

To find one closest to you, visit the MassWildlife website (look for the regions on the right-hand side of the page) or call MassWildlife at 508-389-6300.

Have a question about the nature and wildlife of Massachusetts? Find answers to many of the frequently asked questions to below. 

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Birds

Insects

Reptiles & Amphibians

Mammals