Neddick

Neddick

Red-tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis

Originally from Cape Neddick, ME, this hawk was struck by a vehicle in 1998. Neddick’s right wing was broken, and the elbow dislocated. Unfortunately, these injuries permanently impaired her flight ability, so she would not survive if returned to the wild.

For several years, Neddick was a glove-trained education bird featured at VINS and throughout the local area. As Neddick grew older, she seemed to suffer from some mobility problems. Neddick was retired from educational programs in 2014. However, as soon as she was released into her new exhibit home, Neddick shocked everyone by hopping and climbing right up to a perch, moving as if she had no arthritis at all! Our staff suspects that she feigned injury in order to retire early and enjoy a cozy life on exhibit. She is still very vocal when staff and volunteers enter her enclosure, and can be seen sunbathing and napping on the floor on hot days.

Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Red-tailed Hawk, Neddick, through the RISE Adopt a Raptor Program. Together, we can protect our natural heritage through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

$30

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo

$50

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal
1 Guest Pass

$100

ADOPT PACKAGE

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

$500

ADOPT PACKAGE

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