Ciaran, an adult male Merlin, was found injured in Hood River, Oregon, in late March 2011. He had a dislocated radius at the elbow, and a fractured ulna very close to the elbow, on his right wing. It proved impossible to maintain the radius in position as the ulna healed - leaving him unable to fly well. He probably hit a window or a wire while chasing a small bird, their typical prey. He is a 'black' merlin, of the Pacific Northwest subspecies suckleyi. Ciaran joined the Education Team in 2012.
Adoptive "Parents" of Ciaran:
Ian Brown • John & Margaret Fouts • Sonette & Juan Lias
Mike Quigley & Bonnie Olin • Mountain Rose Herbs