These babies were found as eggs at a school in Everett. It is normal for Killdeer to lay their eggs on the ground. When the eggs were discovered, the kids cracked two open and the babies came out. A third was cracked, but the baby exited on its own - and the fourth egg hatched just as they all arrived here for care.
They are doing great and while this had a happy ending - it is a good lesson that not everything needs to be helped. There are different species of birds that do not nest high up in trees. If in doubt, please contact us for advise on what to do.
The killdeer eggs. Status - sadly, of the 4 that hatched, only one survived to be released. The other 3 died, but the one orphan was able to be paired up with other killdeer babies that arrived in the coming weeks.