SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — A wildlife conservation group in Marin County that cares for hundreds of orphaned baby birds has enlisted an army of knitters to make nests for the rehabilitating chicks.
San Rafael-based WildCare rehabilitates thousands of wild animals a year, including hundreds of bird chicks who fall from nests during spring nesting season.READ MORE: Stolen RV Pursuit Ends In Horrific San Ramon Crash
At their rescue center in San Rafael, workers use custom-made nests knitted and donated by volunteers to house the rehabilitating chicks, instead of the old, hard, plastic nests they used to use.READ MORE: Torrential Rains Ease 'Exceptional' Drought Conditions In Marin County
WildCare made a request earlier this year for local knitters to weave the bird nests and the response was overwhelming. “We’ve gotten over a thousand of them now,” said Alison Hermance, WildCare Communications Manager.
“It’s a nice way to have the little baby birds have a warm place to sleep,” said bird nest knitter Teri Rockas.MORE NEWS: Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger, Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver
WildCare says they can always use more knitted nests in case anyone else has a hankering to make and donate them.