Baby bird in a knitted nest. Photo by Melanie Piazza
WildCare's 2015 Baby Bird Nest Campaign
More orphaned baby songbirds are arriving each day! Each year, WildCare's Wildlife Hospital raises over 800 orphaned baby birds, and we need your help! Grab your knitting needles and start making nests to house these tiniest of patients following the patterns you can get here.
WildCare's baby birds, and orphaned patients in wildlife hospitals across the country will benefit from your work!
Why do we need nests?
When baby birds are orphaned and brought into wildlife hospitals,
they need to live in something that is soft, washable and resembles a wild bird's nest. Knitted and crocheted nests are perfect.
How can you help?
Knit or crochet a nest! Click here for knitting and crochet patterns and guidelines to make your nest safe and healthy for our baby songbirds. You'll also find instructions on how to send your completed nest(s) to WildCare.
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.