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. 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.
- Randomly dropped while Woodcutting.
- Reward from Kingdom of Miscellania.
- Reward from offering bird's eggs to the shrine in the Woodcutting Guild.
- Mole claw and Mole skin can be traded to Wyson the gardener for bird's nests.
- Received when emptying bird house traps on Fossil island.
- Received when chopping ent trunks.
- Received as tip during Gnome Restaurant minigame.
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.
|Birdhouse seeds||Percent chance|
Tree seed nests
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Acorn 1 Common 49 Apple tree seed 1 Common 5 Banana tree seed 1 Common 1 Orange tree seed 1 Uncommon 1 Willow seed 1 Uncommon 3,488 Teak seed 1 Uncommon 76 Curry tree seed 1 Uncommon 33 Maple seed 1 Rare 35,462 Pineapple seed 1 Rare 388 Mahogany seed 1 Rare 4,187 Papaya tree seed 1 Rare 6,130 Palm tree seed 1 Rare 50,439 Calquat tree seed 1 Rare 124 Yew seed 1 Rare 86,894 Magic seed 1 Very rare 140,381 Spirit seed 1 Very rare Not sold
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Gold ring 1 Common 117 Sapphire ring 1 Common 558 Emerald ring 1 Uncommon 643 Ruby ring 1 Rare 1,049 Diamond ring 1 Very rare 1,972
Bird's egg nests
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price 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.