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www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-birds-abandon-young-at-human-touch

Jul 26, 2007 ... No matter how flighty birds appear, they do not readily abandon their young, ... "If a bird's nest is disturbed by a potential predator during the nesting or ... The myth derives from the belief that birds can detect human scent. ... "The fact is, birds don 't abandon their young in response to touch, [but] they will ...

www.snopes.com/critters/wild/babybird.asp

Origins: Children are routinely cautioned that they must not touch baby birds found ... (If you handle bird eggs while the mother is away from the nest, mama bird may ... Why should you not immediately bear young birds away to a safer place?

infocraver.com/2010/08/will-birds-return-if-you-touch-nest

Aug 2, 2010 ... It's always been said that you should never touch a bird's eggs, or its nest, in fear the parents will not return to take care of it. Well… Recently we ...

www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifenews.view_article&articles_id=426

A: This is essentially a myth, but one that no doubt started to help prevent ... Touching animals can also result in diseases passing from wildlife to humans, or vice versa. However, if you do inadvertently happen to touch a bird's egg or nest, rest ...

www.livescience.com/33620-baby-bird-touch-mother-abandon.html

Dec 6, 2011 ... You were taught not to touch baby birds, but is there any real ... If the chick is clearly out of the nest too soon, the rescue-minded should call a ...

mentalfloss.com/article/29055/if-you-touch-baby-bird-will-its-mother-really-abandon-it

Oct 22, 2011 ... Baby birds would regularly fall from their nests onto the deck, and .... What you should not do is take the little guys inside and try to care for them ...

www.csmonitor.com/2000/0126/p12s6.html

Jan 26, 2000 ... "If there were an exception to the [Migratory Bird Act of 1918] - 'you can take a robin's nest but not a peregrine falcon's ' - it would be a lot harder ...

www.backyardchirper.com/blog/bird-myths-a-mother-will-reject-its-baby-if-a-human-touches-it

Jun 2, 2011 ... The myth of a mother bird rejecting its baby because it can smell a human ... All this is not to say you should go around touching birds in nests.

animals.howstuffworks.com/birds/will-birds-abandon-their-young-if-humans-disturb-the-nest.htm

If you're terrified of birds (they have claws like jungle animals and jaws that crack nuts, people), you probably have no problem with the "don't touch the baby bird ...