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A bird nest can be found whilst cutting most types of trees, including ent trunks. If a nest appears while a player is cutting a tree, usually a chirping sound will be heard, and a message in the chat box will appear, stating "A bird's nest falls out of the tree." On rare occasions (1/250), the Armadyl crossbow special attack will be heard instead of the chirping sound.[1] The nest will despawn after 30 seconds if not picked up.

The chance of getting a bird's nest from a tree is 1/256 each time you would normally get a log, regardless of the type of tree (except redwood trees, which only drop clue nests). Players who equip a woodcutting cape will have an additional 10% chance of receiving bird nests. Contrary to popular belief, wearing a strung rabbit foot does not increase the chances of receiving bird nests, but it does increase the chance of a bird nest containing a bird's egg.

The nests may contain tree or fruit tree seeds (which are used in Farming), jewellery rings, or bird's eggs. A bird's egg can be offered to the shrine in the Woodcutting Guild to receive 100 Prayer experience and a bird nest which always contains seeds.

They can be crushed with a pestle and mortar, resulting in a crushed nest. Both the bird nest and crushed nest are tradeable. Bird nests can be crushed for a fee of 50 coins in Nardah by Wesley.



The probability of receiving each type of seed may be found in the table below. This probability applies only to nests received through woodcutting or rewards from Managing Miscellania. It does not include any nests received from Wyson, but the nests from Wyson do seem to reflect similar data. The chances in the table below are based purely on a sample of 1000 nests as no official rates have been announced.

Seed Percent


Acorn 20.3%
Apple tree 14.6%
Willow 14.3%
Banana tree 10.7%
Orange tree 8.0%
Curry tree 7.2%
Maple 5.9%
Pineapple 5.4%
Papaya tree 4.3%
Palm tree 3.2%
Yew 2.4%
Calquat tree 2.2%
Magic 1.1%
Spirit 0.4%
Birdhouse seeds Percent chance
Acorn 21.9%
Apple tree 17.6%
Willow 11.7%
Banana tree 10.4%
Curry tree 8.1%
Orange tree 8.0%
Maple 6.6%
Pineapple 3.6%
Yew 3.0%
Palm 2.4%
Papaya tree 2.2%
Spirit 1.4%
Calquat tree 1.3%
Magic 0.9%
Teak 0.8%
Mahogany 0.3%


Tree seed nests

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Acorn 5 Acorn 1 Common 57
Apple tree seed 5 Apple tree seed 1 Common 5
Banana tree seed 5 Banana tree seed 1 Common 3
Orange tree seed 5 Orange tree seed 1 Uncommon 5
Willow seed 5 Willow seed 1 Uncommon 3,620
Teak seed 5 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 85
Curry tree seed 5 Curry tree seed 1 Uncommon 12
Maple seed 5 Maple seed 1 Rare 28,320
Pineapple seed 5 Pineapple seed 1 Rare 470
Mahogany seed 5 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 3,029
Papaya tree seed 5 Papaya tree seed 1 Rare 3,589
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 39,781
Calquat tree seed 5 Calquat tree seed 1 Rare 120
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1 Rare 68,162
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Very rare 118,931
Spirit seed 5 Spirit seed 1 Very rare Not sold

Ring nests

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Gold ring Gold ring 1 Common 115
Sapphire ring Sapphire ring 1 Common 533
Emerald ring Emerald ring 1 Uncommon 679
Ruby ring Ruby ring 1 Rare 1,055
Diamond ring Diamond ring 1 Very rare 1,947

Bird's egg nests

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bird's egg (red) Bird's egg 1 Always Not sold


  • Previously, the High Level Alchemy value of a bird nest was 1. This was changed in an update on 20 September 2018 to 271 so that it would appear on top of logs when on the ground.


  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 18 Jun 2017. Mod Ash: "Yup."
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