||Baby bird in a knitted nest.
Photo by Melanie Piazza
WildCare's 2015 Baby Bird Nest Campaign will END August 31, 2015
Thank you to the
hundreds of knitters and crocheters that have sent us nearly 6,000 baby bird
nests in our 2015 Campaign!
The hundreds of nestling songbirds WildCare admitted to our Birdroom this
spring and summer stayed warm, safe and protected thanks to your efforts.
Baby birds (and squirrels, skunks and many other species, we've heard!) at
dozens of wildlife hospitals across the United States also benefited from your
But with Baby Bird Season winding down, we must bring our Baby Bird Nest Campaign
to a close. We will no longer be accepting nests past August 31, 2015.
Please send us any nests you have completed, and then tuck away the
nest patterns until next year.
Details about our nest needs in 2016 will be posted here soon.
About the Baby Bird Nest Campaign
Each year, WildCare's Wildlife Hospital raises over 800 orphaned baby birds, and knitters and crocheters from across the country and around the world have been making nests to house these tiniest of patients.
WildCare's baby birds, and orphaned patients in wildlife hospitals across the country benefited 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?
During the spring and summer months when our Campaign is active, you can 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. Please note: We will no longer be accepting nests after August 31, 2015.
If you're a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, you can receive knitted nests! Click here to join our community!
Need the knitting and crochet patterns? Click here and complete the form to have the patterns emailed to you.