Restraint of Wild Birds

In the best of captive situations, wild birds are still subject to significant stress. This is particularly true during phases of rehabilitation that require frequent capture and treatment. Experience with individual patients will dictate your approach to capture and restraint, but be aware that a slow, careful approach to capture followed by restriction of vision during restraint will generally yield best results . . .

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Ford S. Handbook for Wildbird Rescue. Sitka, Alaska: The Alaska Raptor Center; 2003.

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