Photo by Ann Westling

May 28, 2019 at 9:31 AM Update: The phones are back up and running again.

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. May 23, 2019 – Wouldn’t you know it, just as Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release is starting busy baby season, the phone at the Intake Center goes south. (Literally, the phone box fell off the wall outside the center.) We have been told it will not be back in service until at least June 3rd.

However, our Intake Center is up and running normally 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm, at 809 Maltman Drive. Anyone finding a baby bird (from Nevada County) can still bring it in during those hours. Or call our hotline at 530-432-5522, and a rehab specialist will get back to you as soon as possible.

FYI, it is an old wife’s tale that you cannot renest a baby bird, so if you find a baby bird fallen from the nest that is uninjured, and you can safely put it back in the nest, please do so. The parent birds will take care of it, they are not put off by the smell of humans.

Also check out our website at And, as always, if you want to donate to help all these critters, we gladly take donations at our Intake Center, or you can mail them to PO Box 868, Penn Valley, CA, 95946 Thank you.