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 twelve 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 team.
Petra came to Bird TLC in February of 1995 after being found in a leg-hold trap in Cordova, buried under several inches of snow. She was found to have two broken toes, as well as soft-tissue damage to her shoulder, most likely from attempting to get away from the trap.
Hal is Bird TLC's first education eagle, having joined our program after he was injured during the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster. He was a young bird at the time, just 4 months old when he was found, but the injury to his shoulder would prevent him from ever flying in the wild again. He has made a great addition to our education team, 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.
Ghost came to Bird TLC in 2005 after being found in the Soldotna area with a broken wing. We weren't able to repair the damage to his wing, so he joined our program as an education bird.
Galen was found on the side of the Hope Highway in November of 1994 with a severely broken right wing. He was most likely hit by a car, but he had then been on the ground for a number of days afterwards. The wing was severely infected, and since so many bones were shattered, he was non-releasable. He has now traveled all over the state of Alaska doing education 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 retitrng educator in Fairbanks in July of 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 is unable to fly and unable 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.
This little owl 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.
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 team in January of 2012.
Maverick was found on the Tanana Bridge with a fractured wing. We don't know the cause of the injury, but it could have been from a car or power line collision. He has been with Bird TLC's education program since 2008.
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 coloring on his plumage of an adult male.
Crawford has been with Bird TLC since 2004. She was found by a hiker near Soldotna, and then found her way to Bird TLC. She was found to be shot, most likely with a shotgun, in her right wing. The extent of her injuries made her 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 wanted to keep him for a pet, or was an orphan and raised by a well-meaning but improperly trained person. Either way he is now fully imprinted on people, and 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!
Willow came to us in 2006 after his nest was attacked by some kids. The attack caused damage to his left eye, and permanent damage 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 seen up close at Bird TLC programs. The little flock consists of Ranger the Bohemian Waxwing, Lulu the White-winged Crossbill, and Christopher the American Robin.