||Baby bird in a knitted nest.
Photo by Melanie Piazza
Our Baby Bird Nest Campaign will start again in April 2015
Thank you to all our wonderful knitters, crocheters and crafters! WildCare's 2014 Baby Bird Nest Campaign was a tremendous success, thanks to all of you!
Baby bird season in wildlife hospitals across the country is a springtime phenomenon. The orphaned baby songbirds that needed the warmth and comfort of a knitted or crocheted nest last summer grew up to be healthy fledglings, and hospitals around the country returned them to the wild.
Our baby birds grew up and flew away too.
We will be restarting the campaign in April 2015.
Attention knitters! Until we get the infrastructure in place to properly receive and process your wonderful donated nests, please hold off on sending them to us. We will alert you via email when we are ready to start accepting them again!
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The 2014 Baby Bird Nest Campaign was a great success!
We collected over 3,500 nests and outfitted WildCare’s hospital along with over a dozen others throughout the United States. We had over 350 different crafters donate nests from all over the US, Canada, Australia and the Ukraine. Many of the bird hospitals we outfitted are individuals who work out of their homes and who simply don't have the resources to run a campaign like this. They were very grateful for the nests.
The campaign was covered by NBC Nightly News, the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, KPIX Channel 5 News, KTVU Channel 2 News, the Marin Independent Journal, and dozens of other television stations, independent blogs and websites.
Will you do the Baby Bird Nest Campaign in 2015?
Yes we are! We will launch the 2015 campaign in April 2015.
Should I keep knitting nests?
You can, although we request you don't send them until April 2015. There are also two other projects that we found adorable that you could work on this winter until spring: The Mother Bear Project and the Red Scarf Project
How else can I support WildCare?
We take in all species of wildlife year round, including lots of mammals. If you’d like to support our work, please make a gift or buy the baby bird nest tshirt.