Urban birds are incredibly resourceful and will find a large range of strange and weird places to build their nests. Here are some of the best.
For 6 years the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in America have been documenting the diverse places birds build their nests with their Celebrate Urban Birds project.
Cornell’s Marta del Campo is no longer surprised by the strange places that birds build their homes.
“All birds are looking for a place where they can be safe from predators and where food and water are handy,” says del Campo. “When you look at it that way, some of the ‘weird’ locations actually make some sense. A bird nesting in an old shoe in your garage will be protected from bad weather and out of view of predators.”