This cardinal came into VINS’ rehab program September of 2012 as a fledgling age bird. Wilder was caught by a cat and had an injury to the right shoulder. After being treated and hand fed until able to self-feed, rehabilitators discovered the injury healed improperly. Considering the lack of flying ability, she was added to the songbird exhibit about three weeks after her intake.
Wilder’s songbird enclosure contains many ramps to accommodate her needs. You will often hear Wilder’s sweet whistles and chirps in spring and summer.
The Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation ensures that all exhibit birds have comfortable living quarters and biannual health checks. Visit Wilder in our Songbird Exhibit at the VINS Nature Center.