Bird Refuge Facilities


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Songbird aviary hidden from public view so they maintain wildness.
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View of heron housing.
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Mobile flight for hummingbirds next to the chick nursery.
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Bird Refuge landscaping provides natural habitat.
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Heron flight includes uncovered roof extension so birds have visual exposure to the sky and stars.
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Pond for foraging within extension.

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Black crowned night heron chick inside flight with fish pool.



Younger or more debilitated receive ICU type care indoors:

 

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Nestling robin chicks.
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Older night heron chick after surgery (fish hook); notice the drooping wing from injury.

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As they stabilize and if weather permits, chicks are moved to the outdoor "nursery".

Songbird Flight aviary for fledglings and adults:

 

Grackle chicks in special indoor unit to maintain proper heat and humidity.
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Songbird aviary fitted with two pre-release flights under open "porch".
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Current occupants include cedar waxwings.
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View of flight on opposite side.
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Black-capped chickadee fledgling in large, mobile flight.
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Chickadee chicks in portable "cavity" nest outdoors.
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American crow fledgling (note the blue eyes) in rear room of songbird flight.
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Oriole fledglings.
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White-breasted nuthatch fledglings.

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Blue jay fledglings.

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Heron and Waterfowl aviary with closed and open roof areas:

 

Downy woodpecker chick.
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Adult great egret in breeding plumage recovers in heron aviary.
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Feeding of the Black crowned night herons.
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Turkey hen hiding in foliage of waterfowl area.
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An adult Least Bittern (a PA endangered species) currently recovering from head trauma.
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Orphaned Canada geese goslings foraging in waterfowl open flight.



Specialized and portable units can house chicks and adults:

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Canada goose adult hen hiding in foliage of waterfowl aviary.
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Green heron chick in appropriate habitat.
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Chickadees in portable unit.
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Portable cavity nest within portable flight for cavity dwellers close to fledge.