Peregrine Falcon Conway 1

“Conway”

Peregrine Falcon 
Falco peregrinus

In 2006, Conway caused quite a stir when she was brought to VINS: she was wearing a band! The identification number on her band revealed that she hatched in 2000 in North Conway, New Hampshire, about 70 miles from VINS. Unfortunately, she had sustained a severe injury to her left wing, following a collision with some unknown object. The wing was so badly damaged that it had to be amputated at the shoulder, making flight impossible.
For several years, Conway was a glove-trained education bird featured in programs at VINS and throughout the local area. She enjoyed a good bath with a spray bottle, and she often shook out her feathers, much to the delight of our visitors. Her handlers found her to be calm around people and positively stunning on the glove. Unfortunately, she could be a challenge to get on the glove. At times she was quite willing while other times she had no motivation to come to the glove. Because we do not like to force our birds to come to the glove if they refuse, in 2013 we retired Conway from educational programs and she has enjoyed the life of an exhibit bird ever since.
Peregrine Falcon Conway 2
Peregrine Falcon Conway 3

Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Peregrine Falcon, Conway, through the RISE Adopt a Raptor Program. Together, we can protect our natural heritage through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

April $25 Special

Adopt Conway for $25 and receive an Adoption Certificate, Species Fact Sheet and Digital Photo.

$30

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Digital Photo

$50

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal

$100

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag

$500

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
Behind-the-Scenes Tour