Falcons & Vultures


American Kestrel

Comet is an American Kestrel that was admitted to our wildlife hospital in June 2019.  Comet was found unable to fly in Woodstown at Chestnut Run Farm. The cause of injury was unknown, but after examination he was found to have a fractured right wing. Unfortunately, Comet’s wing had already healed improperly before he arrived at Cedar Run which led to impaired flight and made him ineligible for release. This would inhibit his ability to hunt effectively for survival. Comet was otherwise healthy so we welcomed him as a permanent resident at Cedar Run!


Peregrine Falcon

He arrived in early 2011. He was found on the ground in Wrightstown, NJ with an injury to her left wing. It was likely caused by a vehicle collision. He was diagnosed with a compound wing fracture and has impaired flight. He is named for Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, and wild animals.



She was found unable to fly in Margate in the fall of 2017. Our Rehabilitation team discovered that her left elbow was dislocated and non-repairable. Her flight is very limited which prevented her release.


Turkey Vulture

Arrived in 1997 as an immature bird with a leg and wing injury. She became unintentionally imprinted during her time in the rehab hospital. She has limited use of her wing. She usually moves to visitors when they approach the enclosure that she shared with our Black Vulture, Ursula and is very interested in humans.

Hekyll & Jekyll

Turkey Vultures

These vultures have been at Cedar Run since about 1990. Much of their medical history is unknown. They are both missing toes. They are often seen perched with their wings spread on a warm day.


Black Vulture

She arrived to Cedar Run in November of 2018 after being found unable to fly in Atlantic County. Unfortunately, it was discovered that a fracture in her wing had already healed improperly rendering her unable to fly. She is housed with Socrates, the Turkey Vulture, and can often be seen jumping up onto her perch excited to see visitors.