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Precautions for avian influenza (HPAI)

Thursday, March, 17th, 2022 Resource Library

Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported in wild birds in Massachusetts. While the risk of transmission of HPAI to humans is considered to be low, we recommend contacting your local animal control officer (ACO) for assistance if you have found a sick or injured bird. If you choose to pick up Read More

Don’t Feed Deer in the Winter – Here’s Why

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017 Resource Library Winter

It is important to resist the urge to feed deer in the winter. Providing supplemental food for deer is not in their best interest, as their activity, movement, and feeding naturally decrease in the winter. Deer utilize their body fat and browse on natural available vegetation. Changes in diet caused by the introduction of rich, Read More

Found a dead bird or birds. What to do.

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017 Resource Library

If you encounter several dead birds in one place or have observed a group of sick birds, please refer to this fact sheet from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Download Fact Sheet

Turtles Crossing the Road

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017 Resource Library Spring

In late spring and early summer, it is common to see turtles crossing roads as they search for mates and as females search for nesting sites. Injuries from collisions with motor vehicles are the most common reason we receive turtles at Tufts Wildlife Clinic. Here’s how you can help. IF IT IS SAFE FOR YOU Read More

All About Nests

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017 Resource Library Spring

Wildlife nests are everywhere and come in all different shapes and sizes. They are sometimes obvious and easily seen, but other times hidden, out of reach and difficult to locate. Very commonly, wildlife babies fall, are pushed or are even blown out of their nests by a high wind. If this happens, please assess the Read More

Pets and Wildlife

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017 Resource Library

Dogs & Wildlife When outside with your dog, be aware that your dog may be an attractant to animals like coyotes or cougars that may view it as a threat or prey. You should also be sure to keep your dog clear of other wildlife such as porcupines, deer, raccoons, and rattlesnakes.  Dogs off leash can disturb ground Read More

Bird Strikes and Windows

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017 Fall Resource Library Spring Summer Winter

Windows Can Be Deadly For Birds Ornithologists estimate that up to 100 million birds are killed each year by collisions with windows. These collisions usually involve small songbirds, such as finches, that may fall unnoticed to the ground. Sometimes the birds are merely stunned and recover in a few moments. Often, though, window hits lead Read More

Birdfeeders and Wildlife

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017 Fall Resource Library Spring Summer Winter

Should I feed birds year-round? Feeding birds year-round is not necessary. Bird feeding is most helpful at times of when birds need the most energy, such as during temperature extremes, migration, and in late winter or early spring, when natural seed sources are depleted. Most birds don’t need your help in the summer. When they Read More

Feeding Wildlife

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017 Resource Library Winter

The Tufts Wildlife Clinic encourages the public to take an interest in and appreciate wildlife. However, feeding wildlife can result in injury and disease for the animal. While offering food to wildlife may seem like a kind action, please proceed with caution for the following reasons: “People” food isn’t good for animals. Human foods aren’t Read More