If you’re like most knitters, you probably have more yarn than you know what do with. Now, you can put your yarn to good use creating hand-knitted baby bird nests.
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (CWR) needs tiny, knitted or crocheted nests for their orphaned and abandoned baby birds. CWR takes in thousands of baby waterfowl and songbirds every year. Rescuers need soft, cozy nests to keep these fragile babies warm. A secure nest ensures that the birds’ legs will grow properly.
The need for nests is especially critical in the spring. CWR puts out a plea for the handmade nests every year. In the past, they only received a few hundred. This year, the call went viral.
An adorable picture of a baby bird in a handmade nest went from CWR’s Facebook page all over the country. The post included a link to a pattern for wildlife nests.
CWR has been stunned by the response. Thousands of soft, knitted and crocheted nests have poured in from caring, compassionate knitters and crochet enthusiasts all over the country. CWR volunteers and staffers say they’re overwhelmed by the generosity of the stitching community.
Hand-Knitted Baby Bird Nests Are Still Needed
Despite the outpouring of support, CWR says that they can always use nests. They can also send extra nests to rescue groups that need them.
If your fingers are itching to create some handmade love, patterns are available on CWR’s Facebook page or on various YouTube videos.
Once your nest is completed, you can send it to:
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
PO Box 1484
Indian Trail, NC 28079
CWR asks that you use tracking on your package if you want to know when it arrives. They don’t have time to acknowledge each one.
This is great way to support a wonderful organization, so get those needles going.
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Cindy Helsel says
Hello, do you need any bird’s nest at this time I have some? I made them last year but no one needed them.
Reply if you can. Thank you, Cindy