Aandeg, American crow.
Arrived in 2003. She was found as a fledgling and taken to a local vet with a cataract in her right eye. While at the vet’s office, she became imprinted. She is very social and loves an audience and attention. She often greets visitors with a loud "Awwk… HELLO!” and laughs heartily. If you listen carefully, you will hear her mimic numerous sounds. Aandeg means "crow” in the Ojibwe (Chippewa) Native American language.
Crogin, fish crow.
He was hatched in 2013 and arrived in the winter of 2014. He was found in a Florida parking lot as a fledgling with left wing injury. He was brought to the Wild Bird Rehab Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He spent several months at the Center while he awaited his transfer here. During that time he became imprinted. He is unable to fly and is very friendly towards visitors. He is trained as an education bird. The name Crogin is Hindi for "crow."
Larry, laughing gull.
Arrived in 2006. Larry was brought to us after someone found him in Cape May, NJ with an obvious broken wing. Complete rehabilitation was not possible, so Larry has remained a permanent resident.
Sully, herring gull.
Arrived in 2011. He was found in Cape May, NJ with an older and improperly healed wing fracture. His parents were still feeding him when he was rescued, but he cannot fly.
Skipper, ring-billed gull.
Arrived in 2011. He was transferred from the Freedom Center for Wildlife in Cinnaminson, NJ. He suffers from a broken furculla (wishbone) and cannot fly.
Rufous, red-bellied woodpecker.
He arrived in 2010 (age unknown). He was brought to Cedar Run with a wing injury, likely due to a vehicle impact. The wing fracture healed, but left him with insufficient flight. He is very shy and tends to hide from visitors, but can sometimes be seen on the middle post tapping away. He is named for the "rufous red” plumage found on the lower belly of red-bellied woodpeckers.
He came to the Refuge in 2012. He is believed to be an imprint who was raised by humans before arriving here. He is very vocal and friendly and likes looking at his reflection in the mirror. Kaczka (prononced "Kash-ka") means "duck” in Polish.
Pita, common grackle.
She is deeply imprinted and very friendly towards humans. She came to Cedar Run in 2012 on her own. She landed on a former educator while she was doing a program in the pavilion. She was likely raised by humans and released on Cedar Run property. She also suffers from an old foot injury. She is very friendly towards visitors and staff.
Harpo, mute swan.
He arrived in 2001. Harpo was rescued for a local lake with a severe limp caused by the webbing of his foot being torn. Other than the limp, Harpo is able to survive on his own and was released after some treatment with us. He roams freely on the lake and is able to leave the Refuge, but has decided to continue to call Cedar Run his home.
Utley, Canada goose.
He hatched and arrived in 1999. Taken from the wild and raised as a pet, Utley was given an improper diet which caused him to get the condition known as "angel wing." Angel wing causes the flight feathers of the bird to grow improperly and render them permanently flightless.