ADOPT A BIRD
Choose to support Bird TLC by adopting one of our non-releasable education birds! In return you will receive:
Certificate of adoption
Photo of the bird
Letter detailing the history of the adopted bird.
Adoptions make great gifts for the bird lover in your life! All proceeds go toward supporting Bird TLC's mission.
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HAWKS AND FALCONS
Denali arrived at Bird TLC in the summer of 1999 as a 12 week old juvenile from Denali National Park. He had a break to his wing at the left elbow due to a research accident. Biologists were approaching the nest to attach a radio transmitter, and he attempted to fly away. The wing could not be repaired well enough for flight, so Denali joined the Bird TLC Education Program.
Petra came to Bird TLC in February 1995 after being found in a leg-hold trap in Cordova, buried under several inches of snow. The results of a Bird TLC examination found two broken toes, as well as soft-tissue damage to her shoulder, most likely from attempting to get away from the trap. Since then she has been a magnificent, patient ambassador for this inspiring species - our national symbol.
Hal is Bird TLC's first Education eagle, having joined our Program after he was injured during the disastrous an destructive Exxon Valdez oil spill in March 1989. He was a young bird at the time, just 4 months old when he was found, but the injury to his shoulder prevented him from ever flying in the wild again. He has made a great addition to our Education Program, teaching tens of thousands of people over the years about his wild counterparts!
This Bald Eagle joined our Education Program in 2005. He received the name Sparkie due to the cause of his injury - getting too close to a power line and being electrocuted. The extent of his injuries meant that his wing had to be amputated at the wrist.
This awe-inspiring bird came to Bird TLC in 2005 after being found in the Soldotna area with a broken wing. The wing damage was irreparable so Ghostjoined our Program as an Education Bird.
A dignified representative of his species, Galen was found on the side of the Hope Highway in November 1994 with a severely broken right wing. He was most likely hit by a car and as a result had been on the ground for a number of days afterward. Upon examination by Bird TLC Volunteers, it was found that the wing was severely infected, and since so many bones were shattered, he was deemed non-releasable. He has now traveled all over the state of Alaska providing exciting educational presentations for Bird TLC.
Originally from Tok, Alaska, Hoot had been shot when he was a young bird, resulting in a partial left wing amputation. Hatched in 2001, Hoot was transferred to Bird TLC from a retiring Fairbanks educator in July 2014.
Flame was found on the side of a road near Valdez with a fractured right wing. We believe she was hit by a car. Since it was necessary to amputate part of her wing from the wrist down, she was then unable to fly and to survive in the wild. She has been a favorite of Bird TLC audiences since 2007.
It was a cold February day in 2002 when Gandalf was found near Talkeetna on the side of the road. She had damage to her wrist on her right wing that was not able to be repaired. She was most likely hit by a car, perhaps while hunting, and has been an outstanding representative of her species since then as part of the Bird TLC Education Program.
Pearl came to Bird TLC in July of 2014. Prior to that, Pearl lived in Fairbanks and was known as "Earl Grey" since she was thought to be a male due to her weight and size. Earl was hit by a car near Delta Junction and broke her right wing just below the shoulder joint. As a result, she cannot fully extend her right wing, making it impossible for her to hunt. It is thought that she was hatched in 2006.
Earl was quite popular in Fairbanks and the announcement of her leaving was headline news. It was not until Bird TLC was able to conduct blood tests did she reveal her true identity. The call was made to her previous caretaker of 6 years saying, "Earl is a girl!" What should we name her? Earl became " Pearl".
This little owl, common around the globe in boreal forests, came to Bird TLC from Galena in 2006 with a broken left wing. Unfortunately, the break had already started to heal itself incorrectly, and he never recovered his full range of motion. Fang has enthralled audiences since then as part of our Education Program.
In late 2010, this young Northern Saw-Whet Owl was attacked by ravens. A gentleman saw the attack, chased off the ravens, and brought the small owl to Bird TLC. Totoba had a traumatic injury to the lens of his left eye, and the lens was surgically removed to prevent further complications. After monitoring him through a long healing process, Totoba joined Bird TLC's Education Program in January 2012.
This high-speed bird was found on the Tanana Bridge with a fractured wing. The cause of the injury was not determined though it could have been from a car or power line collision. Maverick has been with Bird TLC's Education Program since 2008, showing many the beauty and unique attributes of a Peregrine Falcon.
Taz has been with Bird TLC since 2008. We suspect he had hit a window, causing him permanent damage to his left wing. He was a young bird, in his first year when he first came in, but now shows the striking blue-gray plumage of an adult male falcon and the alertness that characterizes the high-speed, fast-paced Merlin.
Crawford has been with Bird TLC since 2004. She was found by a hiker near Soldotna, and then was brought to Bird TLC. Upon examination, it was discovered that her right wing had been shot, most likely with a shotgun. The extent of her injuries were such that she was non-releasable, and she joined our Education Program soon after.
So named because he came from Kodiak Island, Kodi was found sitting on top of a mail box by a young girl and her father. We believe he was either raised by someone who had wanted to keep him for a pet, or was an orphan and raised by a well-meaning but improperly trained person. Either way, he was fully imprinted on people, and so does not know how to be a crow or survive on his own in the wild. He now helps raise money for the work we do at Bird TLC by being our "Cache Crow"and caching donations for us!
Found on a road in Girdwood in early September 2013 by people on their way to Seward, Girdie was easily caught and brought to Bird TLC for treatment. Upon examination, this young bird's right shoulder droop was found to be the result of an injury. She also had wounds on her feet. After treatment, her shoulder injury was such that her flight was permanently impaired. Despite being given ample rehabilitation time to heal, her injuries were too severe and she was determined non-releasable so became a vocal part of our Education Program in 2015.
Willow came to us in 2006 after his nest was attacked by some kids. The attack caused damage to his left eye, and permanent injury to his skull. Magpies are very chatty birds (indeed the word 'magpie' is a synonym for chatterbox), and Willow is no exception. He often vocalizes during presentations, effectively stealing the show!
Bird TLC currently has three songbirds in our Education Program. These little birds, often only seen in the tree tops, can be viewed up close at Bird TLC programs. This little flock consists of Ranger and Gypsy, Bohemian Waxwings, Lulu the White-Winged Crossbill, and KC the American Robin.