Video by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | This little vesper sparrow came to @iowabirdrehab early this month, after it was spotted along a country road trying to fly away but couldn’t. Its injury was found to be in the carpal bones, so the injured wing was wrapped and he was eventually put in a flight cage to recover strength…and it worked! Thankfully, the bird was just released back into the wild, good as new, to begin its migration south.
To date this year, Iowa Bird Rehabilitation has consisted of just three volunteers who saved some 800 birds while working out of their homes. They now hope to fund a 12×24-foot building that will allow for more volunteers to come and save even more birds in 2020. To learn how you can help, please visit me @joelsartore, and let’s save songbirds together! #vesper #sparrow #IowaBirdRehab #PhotoArk #savetogether