If You’ve Got Knitting Skills, These North Carolina Birds Need Your Help

Image Credit: Bevs Country Cottage

Knitting, crocheting, and other “old lady” hobbies seem to be coming back en vogue (or I’m just getting closer to the “old lady” stage of life), and if you’ve taken one or both up recently, you could use your new passion (and skills!) to help out some sweet, orphaned baby birds.

The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue houses, feeds, and rehabs more than 1000 birds every year, and many of them are babies abandoned too young to care for themselves. They organization needs help crafting nests for their youngest and most vulnerable guests – and that’s where you come in!

You can find pattern suggestions for knitting a tiny nest on their Facebook page, and you truly would be saving a life. The nests are not only an adorable place for the little birds to feel safe, but they also play an important role in a chick’s development – without a good nest, birds can grow up to have splayed legs.

Caroline Waterfowl Rescue makes the request every year, but this time it went viral, and the organization has received nests from around the country, along with supportive comments and cards wishing the little birds well. They plan to donate their extras to other organizations working on behalf of the same type of babies in need.

You can send your handmade baby bird’s nest to:

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
P.O. Box 1484
Indian Trail, NC 28079

And then go ahead and have a drink and pop on Netflix, because you can rest assured that you’ve done your good deed for the day!