||Baby bird in a knitted nest.
Photo by Melanie Piazza
Our Baby Bird Nest Campaign is over for 2014
Thank you to all our wonderful knitters, crocheters and crafters! WildCare's Baby Bird Nest campaign has been a tremendous success, thanks to all of you!
As summer turns into autumn, baby bird season in wildlife hospitals across the country winds down. The orphaned baby songbirds that needed the warmth and comfort of a knitted or crafted nest have grown up to be healthy fledglings and hospitals around the country have returned them to the wild.
Our baby birds have grown up and flown too.
Any nests we receive after September 1, 2014 will be placed in storage for next year's Baby Bird Season which starts in approximately April 2015.
How well did the campaign work?
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?
We’re planning on it.
Should I keep knitting nests?
You can, and we’ll accept them, but there are two other projects that we found adorable that you could work on this winter until next 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.