Our Birds

Max, a Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus), thinks he is human, or that humans are owls.  As an orphaned nestling in 1998, raised by humans, Max became imprinted, and could not be released back into the wild. ...
Ivan, a Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), was found next to HWY 166 near New Cuyama, injured by a collision with a car while attempting to catch prey running across the highway.  The impact caused a wing fracture and...
Kachina, a female American kestrel  (Falco sparverius) – is another hit-by-car victim.  Although she has retained around 85% of her flight ability, it is not enough to survive in the wild.  She could easily get caught...
Kanati, a male American kestrel (Falco sparverius) is our fourth hit-by-car victim.  He was hit just shortly after fledging at approximately two months old.  His right wing was badly damaged, so bad that he often misses...
Kisa, a Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrines), was found on the ground in a field in Rancho Palos Verdes.  She can no longer fly due to a bullet still in her shoulder.  The veterinarian decided that it was too risky to...
Puku, a Western screech owl (Otus kennicotii), is the only bird that is with us due to natural causes.  She caught an eye infection in the wild, and it took away almost all of her eyesight, leaving her only with about...
Athena, a Barn owl (Tyto Alba), just like Ivan, was hit by a car while hunting prey running across the road. Getting hit by cars is the most common cause of raptor injuries. Athena lost her eyesight in one eye, and now...