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Elizabeth's Wildlife Center, & Knitted Bird Nests
« on: September 15, 2013, 11:29:40 PM »
As many of you know I have sent knitted bird nests to two centres in CA. One suggested 'beans' at Native Songbird Care & Conservation. 'Luvthe birds' suggested the other organization WildCare Bay Area.

About a month ago I started sleuthing for a local centre that might be interested. Fol-di-rol gave me the name of a centre, whom I contacted. Unfortunately not, but I did get the name of a centre in the Fraser Valley that might be interested.

I called the center this week and was asked to send photos of the finished product. Yesterday I heard back from the owner/operator of the centre saying 'yes please we would love some'. So the needles are busy again.

The name of the centre is 'Elizabeth's Wildlife Center', located in Abbotsford. Elizabeth established the center in 1986, and it became a non-profit organization in 1999.  

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The Center is now a fully functioning, independent facility, capable of handling hundreds of injured/orphaned wild birds and animals. The Center has 4 buildings that serve as care-giving facilities. We have pre-release buildings, and a waterfowl pond for rehabilitation purposes.

For further information the web site is: HERE. There is a section on 'Rescue Tips'  

A video from 2012 by one of our local TV stations.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNXACJEehEE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNXACJEehEE</a>

Like O.W.L. this center also relies on donations from the public to remain in operation. For those living nearby; the  right hand side bar (on the Home page) has a list of their needs.

Sadly, they do not have visiting hours for the public.  :ecsad

For any knitters here with left over yarn this is the pattern: How to Make Knit Nests for Baby Birds.

Thank you.  :ecsmile
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Re: Elizabeth's Wildlife Center, & Knitted Bird Nests
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 07:55:54 PM »
Good sleuthing Ann. Now hopefully some help can be sent to them.  :eclove
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Re: Elizabeth's Wildlife Center, & Knitted Bird Nests
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 08:13:21 PM »
Wonderful, BBE!   :heart
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Re: Elizabeth's Wildlife Center, & Knitted Bird Nests
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 09:42:40 PM »
 :eclove yay! nimble fingers  you must have BBE!

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Re: Elizabeth's Wildlife Center, & Knitted Bird Nests
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 06:04:09 AM »
Fantastic BBE! 

You know, I stumbled onto something the other day also.  Many non-profit rescues (including the one near me) have a Wish List on Amazon.com!  They put some of their needs there and you can just plug their name into a search bar and click wish list.!  It's a great way for people to send stuff without actually traveling to their facility.  You can also be anonymous if you wish.

Making something homemade is wonderful!  But many of these places need all kinds of stuff, paper towels, cleaners, even kennels like Mad donated to booni for transfers!   Just thought I would post this info if anyone wishes to go that route as well.

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Re: Elizabeth's Wildlife Center, & Knitted Bird Nests
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 04:06:25 PM »
Great to know, Boodle-thank you!
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Re: Elizabeth's Wildlife Center, & Knitted Bird Nests
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2013, 11:29:47 PM »
Boodle,

Thanks for mentioning that places need all kinds of 'stuff' to help them care for the birds, animals etc. The following is copied from Elizabeth's website HERE.

1. Folks may donate to provide funds for some of Elizabeth's expenses which include:
food /formulas
medication
general supplies
electricity/heat and utilities
laundry supplies
garbage disposal
cage maintenance & construction

2. Items that can be donated to make a difference include:
all types of bird seed
cat food - dry & canned
dog food-dry & canned kitten food
squirrel food - e.g. peanuts
building supplies
baby food - all types
puppy food
rabbit food
laundry soap
bleach
sheets/towels
baby blankets
receiving blankets
cleaners (Mr. Clean, Lysol)
garbage bags
paper towels/Kleenex

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Re: Elizabeth's Wildlife Center, & Knitted Bird Nests
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2014, 07:49:24 PM »
ON Global TV news this evening a cry for help was put out by Elizabeth's Wildlife Centre in Abbosford, BC:  view the video:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1439763/abbotsford-wildlife-centre-needs-your-help/

BBE is still making knitted birds nests for them  :thumbup:


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Re: Elizabeth's Wildlife Center, & Knitted Bird Nests
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014, 08:42:21 PM »
Elizabeth emailed mte in the past week with a picture of two babes in one of my 'nests'.

I haven't knitted any nests for a few months. Just a tad busy with other things.But will try and get a few more
done in the coming week or so.

 :thumbup: and  :ty to Elizabeth and staff for all they do.

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Re: Elizabeth's Wildlife Center, & Knitted Bird Nests
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2014, 10:42:52 AM »
In case others are interested in knitting nests - here is the pattern for same:

http://nativesongbirdcare.org/uploads/How_to_Make_Knit_Nests_.pdf

It is hard in Canada to find a set of dpns (double pointed needles) with 5 to set. But sets of 4 work just as well. Divide the stitches onto 3 needles.
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