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."
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.
Henry, Northern Cardinal.
Henry was brought to our wildlife
hospital in 2014 as a fledgling after being found at a nearby residence. He was hand-raised alongside other juvenile
songbirds until he was old enough to fly and forage on his own. When Henry was moved to a large outdoor
flight enclosure, our staff quickly noticed that he was unable to maintain
satisfactory flight and that he had difficulty finding perches that were not in
close proximity. While Henry can see, he
does not have good depth perception. In
addition, he suffers from fragile feather syndrome, making his feathers more
sensitive than other birds. Both of
these disabilities are due to his albinism and make him a poor candidate for
release. It was decided to keep Henry as
a wildlife ambassador at Cedar Run! Adopt Henry
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.
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.
Blueberry, Blue Jay
He came to us on July 1, 2018. He was
brought to a veterinarian after he was found with a wing injury. Unfortunately,
the veterinarian kept Blueberry for many weeks leading to imprinting. Blueberry
lived in an outdoor enclosure with other songbirds (including other
non-imprinted Blue Jays) for his entire first summer without any interaction
with humans. Unfortunately, the effects of his imprinting was too severe, and he
cannot be released back into the wild.
Jill, Northern Bobwhite
She arrived in June 2017. She came into the hospital and very friendly towards individuals. It was determined she was imprinted on humans and would not survive well in the wild.