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CROW News, Stories & Press Releases

CROW Case of the Week: Ovenbird (#19-1002)

The ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) is a small songbird and part of the warbler family. It has a round head, fairly thick bill and a lively tail often cocked upward. more...

Free Fishing Competition to Roundup Invasive Species in Local Freshwater Bodies

The Southwest Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) will host its annual Invasive Fish Roundup the weekend of April 26 through 28. more...

Songbirds are on the Move!

It’s spring season, that time of year when many animals are on the move, whether it be in route to their summer homes or to find a mate. During this time, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) sees an influx of small songbird patients more...

Meet Our Animal Ambassadors

Each of our Animal Ambassadors has a unique story and important place in our programs.  Bringing guests closer to our ambassadors is just one way we will help others gain an appreciation for local wildlife.


Lola, the American kestrel (patient #13-0533), arrived at CROW in March 2013 with a broken wing that could not be repaired. Along with arthritis in the same wing, she is unable to fly more than a few feet. Without the ability to fly, she would be unable to hunt successfully in the wild.

Meet Lola


Bashful, a male opossum (patient #16-1741), was found by residents who noticed the opossum wandering around the neighborhood leaning slightly to the left and continually falling on its side. He had suffered an unknown trauma and as a result, has neurological deficits that prevent him from being successful in the wild.

Meet Bashful


Mina, a great horned owl (patient #16-3770), was brought to the clinic in December of 2016. She had suffered an injury and lost part of her wing. The amputation had completely healed before she was admitted to the hospital. She was otherwise in good health and it is suspected her mate had been caring for her in the wild.

Meet Mina


Talon is a red-tailed hawk. When younger, Talon suffered a wing injury which was unable to be corrected rendering him unable to fly well enough to hunt on his own.

Meet Talon


Billy the Armadillo (patient #17-1136) arrived at the clinic in April of 2017 after he was found as an orphan in Cape Coral, Florida. At the time, due to the classification of his species as a non-native species, Billy was unable to be released back into wild when he got older.

Meet Billy