Resident birds

/Resident birds

Skeksi

Skeksi was born to Moonlit Sanctuary's Barking Owl pair in September 2017. We adopted him in early October and he lived in our house for the first few weeks until he was able to fly and started wreaking havoc with his random flights around the house. Skeksi started participating in bird of prey displays at a very [...]

Paolo

Paolo was born in 2015 and was introduced to the Sanctuary in 2017 with the hope that he would be a mate for Cleo, our female peregrine. Cleo thought otherwise and he is now one of our display birds and not a breeder.

Jedda

Jedda came to us in June 2016 from Gumbaya Park. She was a captive bred bird and is a human imprint - meaning that she thinks she's a human or that humans are birds, just like Kevy our other Kestrel.  Jedda was born in 2012 and since she arrived has learned extremely quickly to fly to and [...]

Yarrum

Yarrum the 'Wedgie' was born in 2006 and came to us from Alice Springs Desert Park.  He was involved in public display work previously in his career when he was at Cairns Tropical Zoo for about eight years.  So, we were lucky that he'd had some training by the time he arrived at the Sanctuary in June 2016.  He [...]

Quil

Quil came to us from the Ballarat Wildlife Park. Prior to that, she was a resident of Cleland Wildlife Park in South Australia.  Quil was born in 2006 and is our largest bird, who is full of mischief. One of her favourite past times is to play with a bucket of water, tip the water out and splash around in [...]

Kevy

Kevy was born in 2004 and has been living with us for most of her life, originally under our Scientific permit.  She has been a central part of the educational displays Martin has done at Narmbool Environmental Learning Centre over the years, and we have received many letters from school children, who have written fondly about her.  She is our veteran [...]

Tyriel

Tyriel is also originally from Cleland Wildlife Park in South Australia via the Ballarat Wildlife Park. She generally displays a calm personality though, like many eagles, she is not always predictable... Little Eagles are approximately 1/4 the size of Wedge-tailed Eagles.  They belong to a group of birds known as the Crested Hawk-Eagles.  Although still comparatively [...]

Mokey

Mokey was born in 2012 and came to us from NSW from captive bred stock.  He has adapted beautifully to Sanctuary life and flies to the glove for food each night, ‘purring’ to us in anticipation of his evening mouse.  He is very curious and has a very lively nature, but should also win an award [...]

Cleo

Cleo, a Peregrine Falcon, came to us from Raptor Domain on Kangaroo Island, South Australia.   Prior to her residence at Raptor Domain, she was a rehab bird who had experienced an impact on her left side consistent with a motor vehicle injury that affected her left wing and left eye.  Her estimated year of birth is 2008. She has already [...]

Pickle

Pickle came to us with the name ‘Merle’ but Martin nicknamed her ‘Pickle’ and the name stuck! She came from Raptor Domain on Kangaroo Island. She is a similar size to Kevy, our Nankeen Kestrel, but more solid with longer wings and bigger feet – the hallmarks of a true aerial predator. Hobbies are agile [...]