Verlon

Species Name (EN): 
American Kestrel
Species Name (LA): 
Falco sparverius
Patient Status: 
Educational Animal

This kestrel hatched in the spring of 2016 and was admitted to the Center with his two siblings after their nesting tree was cut down. The birds were not able to be reunited with their parents and were transferred to a permitted wildlife rehabilitation facility. Despite being raised with other kestrels, the young bird imprinted on humans, which means he cannot be released back to the wild. The kestrel joined the education ambassador team in the fall of 2016. 

The naming rights for this new kestrel were auctioned off at the 2016 gala & benefit auction. The winner chose to name the kestrel in honor of her mother.