Our Falcons

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New Peregrine: Falco peregrinus
DOB:  2002      Sex: Male  Weight: 18 oz     Wingspan: 38 in
Our handsome new peregrine came to us trained and ready for prime time thanks to our colleagues at Wild Wings Environmental Education. This anatum race falcon was hatched in captivity and hunted as a falconry bird for approximately 10 years before being retired for educational use. Though very old by wild peregrine standards (average lifespan is 10-15 years in the wild), he is an excellent presentation bird and has already begun working in programs. Peregrines were taken off the Endangered Species list back in 1999.
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Merlin: Falco columbarius
DOB:  2015      Sex: Male  Weight: 4.6 oz     Wingspan:  16 in

Our newest falcon arrived on August 1, 2017. He was found on February 14, 2017, floating in a icy creek flowing through a snow-covered meadow in Oregon. He nearly drowned, was starving and unable to fly.  This was due to the fact that the outer third of his left wing was missing at the thumb bone. It is unknown how he lost his wing, but we suspect he may have been struck by a car. We believe he is two years old due to the presence of a few retained, brown, juvenile feathers on his wings; this indicates that he is molting for only the second time as of summer 2017.

 
Merlin Feeding Options

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 Prairie Falcon: Falco mexicanus
DOB:  2013     Sex: Male  Weight: 16 oz   Wingspan: 30 in.
Our male prairie falcon came from to us from our colleagues at the Montana Raptor Conservation Center in Bozeman, Montana. He was found in the summer of 2013, probably just a few weeks after fledging, with a badly-fractured left humerus. Despite extensive medical care, his wing is frozen at the elbow and wrist joints and has very little extension from his body.
Prairie Feeding Options

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 American Kestrel: Falco sparverius
DOB:  Unknown   Sex: Female  Weight: 4.7 oz.  Wingspan:  18 in.
Our female kestrel was found in 2012 in Odessa, Nebraska, along the main street of this small town. She had sustained a fracture of her left humerus, close to her shoulder, and by the time she was brought to Raptor Recovery Nebraska in Elmwood, too much calcification had occurred to restore normal function and motion in her wing. She is partially-flighted, and arrived at REF in January 2013.
Female Kestrel Feeding Donations

 

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 American Kestrel: Falco sparverius
DOB:  Unknown   Sex: Male  Weight: 3.5 oz.  Wingspan:  18 in
Our male kestrel came to us in April 2015 from Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation in Scottsdale, AZ. He was found on the ground in Phoenix the previous December, having sustained a compound fracture of his right elbow.  Because some of the bone had already begun to die, surgery and removal of that bone was the only way to save his life, but it did compromise the elbow joint, and affected his flight. He is partially-flighted and lives with our female kestrel and male merlin.
 
Male Kestrel Feeding Donation

 

 

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