Birds

Hatchlings

A chick that is just hours or days old, naked, perhaps some fluff. Should be in the nest, being cared for by its parents.

Nestling

A chick that is eyes open, lots of downy feathers, unable to fly. Should be in the nest, being cared for by its parents.

Fledgling

A baby bird that looks almost (or is) fully feathered. At this age it is commonly out of the nest, as yet, unable to fly, often on the ground hopping around. It is still being cared for by its parents, and is just starting to self feed.
 

Elizabeth's Wildlife Center

Mail only to P.O. Box 15015
Sevenoaks, Abbotsford, B.C.
V2S 8P1

Open daily 9am-5pm
(604) 852-9173
Call for drop-off location