Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Since 1989
(814) 763-2574
Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Since 1989
(814) 763-2574

Sponsor – Watson

$30.00

Your donation will go directly toward the care of your ambassador, education programs that our ambassadors participate in, and the mission of rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife in our area. You will also receive a certificate, a 4″ x 6″ professional photo of your animal, and a color brochure about your animal and its species.

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Watson

American Kestrel

In the summer of 2019, Watson was found by a member of the public after falling from his nest. Instead of being brought to a wildlife rehabilitator promptly, he was raised by the public during a critical period of development during which he imprinted on people. This means that Watson views humans as “his kind” and cannot be released into the wild. Imprinting is a permanent condition. While we wish he could have been released, Watson charms all who meet him with his curious, bold personality and stunning blue-gray plumage.

Kestrels display sexual dimorphism or distinct differences in size or appearance between the sexes. Males have blue-gray heads and wings and have rusty red feathers on their backs and tails, while females have reddish-brown wings and are larger.