I’m a volunteer with Wild Nest and really love it! Unlike many of my fellow volunteers, I have very little knowledge of birds and bird rescue. Despite my complete lack of knowledge going in, everyone at wild nest has been such a pleasure to work with- always happy, patient, and excited to explain things to me. Day 1, I was working directly with the birds and doing 1 on 1 training on how to feed them. I’m learning so much and just loving being able to work hands-on, saving wild song birds in Atlanta. They really do great work and care so much about the birds, the community, making their volunteers feel heard and valued, and are always looking at how they can improve the experience for everyone (and every bird) involved.
When I was a kid people would call you a bird brain if they thought you were dumb.... now I am proud to be a BIRD BRAIN and help this amazing group of dedicated BIRD BRAINs provide a much needed place to help our feathered friends survive in these much challenging environmental times. The volunteers are amazing, kind, loving and talented.
The survival of birds is directly linked to the survival of our earth.
I am impressed by the compassion and care of the workers here. I really do feel that every little life matters to them.
Wild Nest is a welcoming place to volunteer to learn about and gain hands-on experience with bird care and meet fellow nature lovers who want to make a difference for wildlife.
I found Wild Nest through a friend who knows I'm passionate about the birds in my yard and neighborhood. As a volunteer for Wild Nest, I have learned all the ways we can help save bird species so that everyone can continue to enjoy them in their yards. I got to see birds being nursed back to health and am happy to participate in keeping this organization functioning! It is such a worthy cause.
Wild Nest is an enchanted place. The volunteers are so dedicated - and will do all they can to give injured birds a chance to live. Volunteering here feels like you are actually making a difference towards making the world a better place.
Last May I heard through GA Audubon that a bird rehab in Atlanta was looking for volunteers ,I love birding so I thought this sounds interesting.
I knew nothing about baby birds but with hands on training from Nancy and encouragement from Joy I leant fast. The whole rehab team was so kind and encouraging, so eager to share their knowledge and their experiences, I was hooked. Couldn’t wait for my shift .
What I love most is that even now after 6 months and all the babies and fledgling are gone and it’s just injured adults , I learn something new every time I work there.
Nancy and her team are always trying to improve the birds physical care and quality of life . Every case is different , each birds individual needs are considered , food , habitat, stimulation from Hummingbirds to Crows and every size bird in between. The joy when a bird is released or collected to go back to his home turf is palpable and makes every minute worth while.
It’s a huge undertaking, being the only songbird rehabilitation center in Ga , they are a dedicated brave bunch of people and I highly recommend volunteering there
I've been volunteering at Wild Nest almost weekly for the past 3 and a half months and really love it. The people are all so kind and I've learned so much about birds since I started. It's also great to be able to feel like you're making a difference with some of these birds and watching them grow and prosper is a very rewarding experience. If you find a sick or injured bird you can feel confident bringing them to Wild Nest.
This is a grassroots passion project that found itself filling the void of more overwhelmed but established groups of similar goals, and throwing it’s shoulder into the pandemic reality of many more people at home/around their neighborhoods finding many more critically injured or strained fowl needing some form of crisis intervention than the year before, and performing admirably.
They need like-minded people willing to fill any gaps of care who also want to find themselves enriched by interacting with alarmingly intelligent creatures that just might give you a humbling run for your money.
I met the folks at Wild Nest through Georgia Audubon. I have always loved animals and didn't realize that I could make such a difference by helping out at Wild Nest. The 'patients' never complain and really seem to appreciate that we are all trying to help them recover and get back outside! With wild bird populations dwindling, I really feel like I am making a positive difference.
I volunteer with Wild Nest caring for the birds. I am pursuing my permit to become a songbird rehabilitator and Nancy was kind to allow me to train and expand my knowledge through a volunteer opportunity. The compassion and caring of all the volunteers and organizers is amazing! We take in and care for hundreds of injured or orphaned birds and each one is assessed, receives appropriate medical care and nutrition, and if possible, is rehabilitated with the goal of releasing them to the wild so they can live normal lives.
It's an amazing experience to volunteer, knowing you're helping these beautiful creatures. We have cared for everything from nests of baby Finches to a Crow with a broken leg to orphaned Herons, Robins and Cardinals. We have cared for injured birds from cat-caught incidents to window strike traumas, broken wings or legs, to birds caught in glue traps.
When I leave for home at the end of my shift, my heart is always full! Wild Nest does an amazing job with wild bird rehabilitation!