For many of us, the season for warm knitted and crocheted accessories may be coming to an end, but there sure are other ways people can use their DIY talents. The Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort has received a special gift for their baby birds in rehabilitation – little nests made of out yarn. Wildlife Rescue Nests, a non-profit project made up entirely of volunteers mixing their gift for crafts with a passion for helping animals, is behind the idea.

The volunteers from Wildlife Rescue Nets knit and crochet wonderful little nests and donate them to rescue centers all around the world. The nests can be used for birds or small mammals and can be made in any size needed.

The project started in 2013 with a Facebook page and a hope of building a network of people who would help to supply nests to centers in Ontario, Canada.

Since then, it has developed enormously and now the team provides nests to over 380 wildlife rescues not only in Canada, but also in the U.S., U.K., Norway, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, India, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Costa Rica!

All the nests and even the postage needed to send them to rescue centers are paid for with donations. All that the group asks for in return, is a couple of photos of the nests with the new lucky little “nest babies.”




Wildlife Rescue Nests provided many a warm and comfy snuggle and nap to rescued and rehabilitated animals from many of places in the world. The volunteers’ efforts really show what a great and far-reaching effect can come out of an initially small act of kindness!

To learn more about the project, click here.

All image source: Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE)/Facebook