Somehow it seemed fitting that after our last theme week – Bird Love Week – that we should spend a full seven days examining what could be the results of that theme. It’s Baby Bird Week on 10,000 Birds and the adorable, fuzzy-wuzzy, itsy-bitsy, baby birdies will be everywhere! Can you handle the cuteness?

Of course, this week will largely focus on the adorableness that baby birds bring. But, just like with human babies, you have to admit that sometimes you anticipate fawning over a baby bird and instead nearly end up retching instead. We will have some of those less attractive baby birds as well. Whether they are altricial or precocial; eggs, nestlings, or fledglings; born in a scrape, a nest, or a cavity; a seabird or a land bird; we here at 10,000 Birds will make sure that they are covered on 10,000 Birds during the marvelous experience that will be Baby Bird Week.

Can you stand the anticipation? Can your blood sugar handle the sweetness? Can the windows in your home handle the involuntary squeals that will emanate from your mouth? Can our server handle the flood of traffic that we (foolishly) think will arrive? Can I come up with any more questions to ask?

All of your questions will be answered, all of your hopes will be fulfilled, all of your dreams will come true, all of your beverages will come with free refills, and Baby Bird Week will begin…now!


Baby Bird Week is our celebration of the young, the cute, the adorable, the twee. We certainly spend enough time on adult birds here on 10,000 Birds so we figured it would only make sense to fawn over the fuzzy bundles of fluff that grow up to become the objects of our fascination. Whether you seek out waterfowl, songbirds, or seabirds we will have baby birds to match your obsession.

Baby Bird Week will run from 15-21 July, Sunday until Saturday. Make sure to check back every day or even multiple times a day to keep up with all the baby bird goodness!


Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.