You don’t have to be a “professional” to save a bird’s life! Many birds just need a little help getting out of a tight spot. Here are some items to keep in your car that will enable you to be ready when you stop to check out a bird that is acting oddly.
Old towels are useful both to corral the bird (if it is mobile) and to cover its head to calm it down.
Highly recommended and well worth the price: Mini-bolt cutters cut through fish hooks as if they were butter!
Bandage scissors cut through fishing line that is tightly wrapped on the bird’s body, and their angled blades help to prevent sticking the bird with the pointed tip during close work.