Bird & Wildlife Issues

Canada Geese in Denver

Here are some facts and information about the complex topic of managing Canada Geese in the Denver area.

What Can I Do About Those Noisy Woodpeckers?

How do I stop woodpeckers from pecking on my house? or Why are Woodpeckers banging on my house?

Should I Help Baby Birds That Fell Out of the Nest?Baby great-horned owl

It’s best to leave baby birds alone when you find them on the ground. However, check Portland Audubon — Baby Birds and “I Found a Bird, Now What” for more information about what to do when you find a baby bird.

Who Can Help Me With an Injured Bird or Other Wildlife?

Denver Audubon is an education, conservation, and research organization that does not handle injured animals. Visit Animal Help Now to search for help with injured wildlife or other animal related issues. You may be asked to allow use of your location, this permits the website to attach your request to your location.

Bird Feeding Information

Learn more about feeding birds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology websites: Project FeederWatch and All About Birds.

Protect Our Nesting Birds

The Audubon Society of Greater Denver would like to remind public works crews and those agencies responsible for tree trimming, that the nesting season of our native birds often overlaps with tree trimming practices. Each year, clutches of eggs and nests containing young birds are destroyed as a result of tree trimming in the local area. Please be aware that these nests, eggs, young birds, and sitting adults are protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. 703-712, and Colorado Statute 33-6-128, Damage or Destruction of Dens or Nests.

The dates you are most likely to find adults, eggs and/or young in the nests are May 1- August 15, although some hawks and owls start nesting as early as February. Please give your crews this information in order to help protect our nesting birds!