Edison was found under a power line in November 2014. He had burned and dying skin on the crown of his head and along a section of his left wing. Electric current had apparently entered through the wing and exited through the head, resulting in brain damage. After seven months of care - including helping him re-learn to walk and recognize food - this first year bird was flying and hunting, so we deemed him fit for release. Unfortunately, it became clear he was not thriving, losing a third of his body weight in the 10 days he spent on his own. He returned to the Raptor Center and successfully passed assessment to join the Education Team, and is now doing an excellent job as an avian ambassador. Edison is part of the outreach team. ​

Adoptive "Parents" of Edison:

Valerie Viterbi - In loving memory of My Beloved Husband, Alexander J. Viterbi
Jill Schwab  •  Charity Haworth  •  Kristin Chisholm  •  Brent and Monica Hample
Brennan Edwinson  •  Janet Dahlgren & Tim Blood  •  Patty Ann's Pet Project
Dana & Jason Dedrick