The Canadian Peregrine Foundation

Project Adoption

Adopt a wild peregrine falcon or one of the Canadian Peregrine Foundation's educational birds - it's the perfect way to help contribute to the recovery of endangered species and makes an excellent gift! Click on the links below to navigate this page
Or click here to go straight to the Adoption form.

 
 

 



A sample certificate for Qetesh

 

 

Note: the fuzziness in the samples below is because we have reduced the size of the images to make them load more quickly - actual full-size adoption certificates are in focus.

CPF EDUCATIONAL BIRDS - ADOPTION PROGRAM


QETESH
(female Peregrine Falcon)

OSCAR
(male Peregrine Falcon)

SEAMUS
(male Barn Owl)

ERIC
(male Red-tailed Hawk)

BUBO
(male Eagle Owl)

SOLO
(male Bald Eagle)

ALEXANDRA
(female Great Horned Owl)

REMINGTON
(female Gyrfalcon/Lanner)

 

 

Special memorial certificates for Pounce-Kingsley and Victoria
Following their deaths, Pounce-Kingsley and Victoria were removed from the regular adoption program.  However, we have created special memorial certificates, which can be requested on the standard adoption form. Funds raised through these memorial certificates will be put toward the cost of care for Pounce-Kingsley and Victoria's final brood.

What is Project Adoption?
Project Adoption is an opportunity for you to sponsor a wild peregrine falcon or one of the Canadian Peregrine Foundation's educational birds for a period of one year.  By doing so, you will learn about the life of 'your' bird, and will be assisting the Canadian Peregrine Foundation in caring for these birds.

 

What is an adoption package?
You will receive a personalized 8-1/2" x 11" laminated adoption certificate, with one or more colour photos of your bird, and a written profile highlighting the age, location, and special features of your bird, including (whenever possible) its band numbers.

 

How much does Project Adoption cost?
The adoption package is available for a minimum donation of $25 (CDN)

 

How will Project Adoption help raptors?
The money raised through Project Adoption will be directed toward emergency healthcare. For example, during most years, at least one of the urban peregrine chicks in southern Ontario requires medical attention, and treatment can be expensive.  The cost of fixing a broken wing and rehabilitating a raptor for flight can range from several hundred to over one thousand dollars.

We will also use some of the proceeds from Project Adoption to help fund Project Watch'-em, our annual dawn-to-dusk surveillance of urban peregrine nests designed to rescue young chicks which get into trouble on their first few flights.  Finally, if you choose to adopt one of the Canadian Peregrine Foundation's educational birds, you will be helping to pay for the care of these birds.

 

Which raptors are available for adoption?
There are many birds of prey currently available for adoption.  Any of the raptors pictured on this page are available for adoption. The drop list on the adoption form will also list the birds of prey currently available. More raptors will be added over time.

 

NOTE: for some of the birds listed, there is no recent information available because they have left their previous territory and have yet to be discovered elsewhere.

 

ETOBICOKE


MARCO POLO
(1998 juvenile / 2000-02 male)

WINDWHISTLER
(1998 juvenile)

ANGEL
(resident female 2000-02)

 

TORONTO


HOPE
(2002 juvenile)

MAJESTY
(2002 juvenile)

VIKING
(2002 juvenile)
 
VALOUR
(2002 juvenile)
 

 

OTTAWA


HORIZON
(resident female 1997-present)

CONNOR
(resident male 1997-present)

 

RICHMOND HILL


NATE
(1999 juvenile)

HOPE
(2002 juvenile)

MAJESTY
(2002 juvenile)

VIKING
(2002 juvenile)
 
VALOUR
(2002 juvenile)

 

KITCHENER-WATERLOO


LANGFORD
(2002 juvenile)


GILLESPIE
(2002 juvenile)

 

NIAGARA FALLS


AMELIA EARHART
(resident female 1998-present)

FATHER HENNEPIN
(resident male 1998-present)

 

How can I request an adoption package?
Simply click on the link to the Project Adoption Application and fill out the form. If you prefer to use cheque or money order, print out the form and send it, with your cheque enclosed, to:

The Canadian Peregrine Foundation
Project Adoption
25 Crouse Road, Suite #20
Toronto, Ontario
M1R 5P8
Canada

 

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about Project Adoption, please e-mail us.


Canadian Peregrine Foundation