Weekly hospital update – Week of January 15

The hospital received 32 animals last week, bringing the total for this year to 62.

Five of the patients (one each of golden-crowned sparrow, white-crowned sparrow, hermit thrush, cedar waxwing and robin) came in because they hit windows. Birds fly into windows because they don’t see the glass as being solid, but see the reflection of trees and sky behind them. If birds regularly hit a particular window in your house, cover the window with netting or string Mylar tape at about 6″ intervals to prevent further strikes. If a bird hits your window and doesn’t immediately fly off, pick it up, place it in a paper grocery bag and bring it to the hospital as soon as possible.