Hospital update–week of November 11

The hospital received 49 animals last week, bringing the total to 5266 for this year.

Twelve of the patients were birds that hit windows. Birds fly into windows usually because they see the reflection of shrubs and trees. If you have a window that birds hit, hang streamers or ribbon on the outside to make it more obvious. If that doesn’t stop the bird strikes, consider putting a screen across the entire window. If a bird hits your window, pick it up, put it into a paper grocery bag and bring it to the museum as soon as possible. Even if a bird seems OK after 15 to 30 minutes, it can suffer brain trauma and eye injuries that could decrease its chance of survival.