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, due to the location of the fracture, Comet’s wing did not heal well enough for release back to the wild.  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

Hatched in 2010 and arrived in early 2011. She was found on the ground in Wrightstown, NJ with an injury to her left wing. It was likely caused by a vehicle collision. She was diagnosed with a compound wing fracture and has impaired flight. She 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 injury was able to be healed, but her flight is very limited which prevents her release.


Turkey Vulture

He hatched and arrived in 2014. Found in someone’s backyard, he was believed to have a flight injury. After closer examination, he was found to be human raised or “imprinted” and not injured at all. Due to his high level of imprinting, he is unreleasable due to his inability to survive on his own. He is currently a very popular part of our Education Team. His name comes from the Greek god of music, art, and poetry who held the vulture as a sacred animal.


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 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.