||Baby bird in a knitted nest.
Photo by Melanie Piazza
No Baby Bird Nest Campaign in 2017
Thank you to the
hundreds of knitters and crocheters that sent us nearly 6,000 baby bird
nests in our previous years' Baby Bird Nest Campaigns!
Because of the remarkable response last year, however, we do not need additional nests in 2017.
We request that our generous knitters and crocheters not send nests this spring and summer, as we have no place to store them.
The hundreds of nestling songbirds WildCare will admit to our Birdroom this
spring and summer will stay warm, safe and protected thanks to your efforts, as we have many nests prepped and ready for their arrival.
Details about our nest needs in 2018 will be posted here later in the year.
Looking for another knitting project? Check out the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society's "Knittin' for Kittens" events and needs here.
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! Our knitting and crochet patterns come with guidelines to make your nest safe and healthy for our baby songbirds. Please note: We will not be accepting nests in 2016.
If you're a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, you can receive knitted nests! Click here to join our community!