Here’s what to do when you find a fallen nest

Published: June 22, 2016 · Updated: March 19, 2018

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If you’ve ever encountered a fallen nest during a hike, you’ve felt the heart-wrenching hope that their mother will find them.

But how can you help without hindering mama bird’s return?

It turns out that the old “don’t touch them” advice doesn’t hold up, and there’s plenty you can do to help give those baby birds another shot. Just follow the steps in the video above.