Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic

The remaining Franklin Institute hawk fledgling, recovering at the Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. (credit:  Molly Daly)

Franklin Institute Red-Tailed Hawk On The Mend

Nearly two weeks ago, the lone surviving fledgling from the Franklin Institute Red-tailed Hawk nest was found injured on the Ben Franklin Parkway and taken to the Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic in Upper Roxborough. The young raptor appears to be on the mend.


An older nestling who is almost, but not quite a fledgling. Also a Robin. At this age he still belongs in a nest, because although he has feathers, he cannot stand and hop. (Credit:  Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic)

Expert Offers Tips for Helping Baby Birds

You may notice more young birds on the ground, who seem to need your help, but a local wildlife expert says the majority aren’t orphans.