Ruby came to the Avian Reconditioning Center in 2016 after she was found on the side of the road. Ruby sustained a fracture to the metacarpal in her right wing. After some time in rehabilitation, it was determined that Ruby could no longer fly well enough to survive in the wild. Ruby has become a falconry bird for the center and you can see her flying on Saturday and at our festivals.
Izzy is a beautiful Red-Tailed Hawk, who was brought to the Avian Reconditioning Center by a thoughtful falconer, who rescued her from a shopping mall. Her left foot was badly mangled, and almost all the bones had been broken. Despite the sometimes stressful medical treatment Izzy had to undergo, she came out of it with a wonderful disposition and is a joy to have at the Avian Reconditioning Center.
Sable came to the Avian Reconditioning Center after being gunshot. Initially, it was hoped that she would heal enough to regain the full use of her wing, and be able to be released back into the wild. Unfortunately, the strain of flight proved to be too much for Sable. Since she was not strong enough to be returned to the wild, Sable has a home here at the Avian Reconditioning Center.
Harris's hawks are a desert bird, and have long skinny scaled legs, perfect for perching on cacti while looking for prey. Their pack hunting methods come in handy in the desert, where a pack of five hawks can more easily take down prey, and sometimes catch larger prey as well.
Astro and Dino are at the Avian Reconditioning Center as falconry birds, and enjoy flying together in a cast. Astro is the more senior bird, and treats Dino much like a younger sibling. They often fly in the afternoon at ARC, after the other birds are safely put away.
When Archer and her three siblings where just a few weeks old, their nest tree was cut down, and they were all thrown to the ground. They were brought to the Avian Reconditioning Center for help, and while her brothers and sisters were fine, Archer suffered trauma from the fall, and did not have full function in her legs. Archer cannot be released back into the wild, since her injuries would keep her from hunting the way a hawk needs to in order to survive. Archer can be seen at Avian Reconditioning Center doing flight demonstrations on Saturdays.
Amelia injured her left eye when she fell from her nest as a fledgling. The injury was very serious and the eye eventually collapsed resulting in blindness. She was a very fast learner to get on the glove and is a wonderful Educational Ambassador. You can see her flying on Saturday and at our festivals.
At approximately 8 weeks of age, Darter was transferred to The Avian Reconditioning Center for a thorough assessment of his flight abilities. After extensive flight evaluation, our falconer determined the injury was permanent. Even with physical therapy, Darter would never regain full movement of his left wing and would, therefore, be incapable of normal flight