Wild Things: Baby Bird Basics
First, that tale about birds rejecting their young because humans have touched them is, well, a load of guano. Most birds (we’ll leave vultures out of this) don’t have a keen sense of smell. If a baby bird who’s fallen from a nest doesn’t appear injured and you can see and reach the nest, carefully replace him. If the nest is too high or has been destroyed, pull a MacGyver and rig a makeshift nest.