Adirondack Wildlife Inc. is a 501-C3 Non Profit organization dedicated to Wildlife Rehab and Education
Adirondack Wildlife Refuge Rehabilitation Center Whiteface Mountain

Adirondack Wildlife Refuge

977 Springfield Road, Wilmington, NY 12997
Open 10 am to 4 pm, Thursday through Monday
Wolf Gathering Talk at 10 am daily
855-965-3626  914-772-5983  518-946-2428

"God is not the voice in the whirlwind... God is the whirlwind."  Margaret Atwood

Zeebie, by AlexAlex with Cree and Zeebie
Zeebie, a Great Plains Wolf, with Alex and Cree

Public Land Use Ranching Politics What We eat

Please donate to Help us Rehab Injured Animals
Kiska & Zeebie, by April SeneyKiska & Zeebie, by Alex HallKiska & Zeebie, by Tammy Janke
Come meet Kiska, a Great Plains Wolf Pup, at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge

Our Seasonal Celebration Card

2016 Golf Tournament

Wendy with Harris HawkWendy with KestrelCree and Zeebie horsing aroundCree and Zeebie horsing around
Left to Right: Wendy with Harris Hawk, American Kestrel, Cree & then-pup Zeebie rough housing in the wolf meadow in 2009, by Terry Hawthorne


Great Horned Owl "Utah" with SteveUtah & Artemis, Great Horned OwlsTyton and JonasJonas with a young fisher
Jonas with young fisher

Left to Right: Steve & Great Horned Owl "Utah", by Bill Woodall,  Utah & Artemis, Jonas with Tyton, Jonas with Fisher

Wilmington Moose-Brenda Dadds Woodward
Moose cow with newborn calves, Homer, Alaska, Steve Hall
Wilmington Bull Moose, by Brenda Dadds Woodward, and Alaskan Moose Cow with new-born calves, by Steve Hall
An introduction to Moose
Wendy & Artemis by Terry HawthorneRed-Tail Jonas at the RefugeAlex & Jonas- Red-Tailed HawkBill McKibben with Steve and Utah
Wendy & Artemis by Terry Hawthorne, Red-Tailed Hawk Jonas by Bill Woodall & Jonas with Alex; Right, Bill McKibben with Steve & Utah
Wendy and some of her Raptor Friends in the News

Adirondack Black Bear by Deb MacKenzie
Adirondack Black Bear by Deb MacKenzie
Information on Adirondack Black Bears


Arctic Fox
Bobcat Moose
Opossum Osprey Bald
Meet our Educational Critters
Great Horned
Saw Whet Owl Barn

Earred Owl


Broad Winged Hawk Swainsons Hawk Rough

Northern Harrier

Kestrel Raven

Opossum pages under construction.

"What but the wolf’s tooth whittled so fine
The fleet limbs of the antelope?" Robinson Jeffers
Should wolves be reintroduced to the Adirondacks?Steve with Cree in the wolf meadow

Alex and Zeebie on the Wolf Walk, Steve with Cree in the wolf meadow.


Bald Eagle by Brenda Dadds WoodwardSylvia by Deb MacKenzie
Bald Eagle
Helen and LunaHelen and LunaHelen and LunaHelen and Luna
Critter Motion Camera
Fox at the RefugeOsprey by Alice BoardmanBald eagle suspended by leg hold trapWendy with Bald Eagle from Leg Hold Trap
From left, Fox, Juvenile Osprey, and a Bald Eagle suspended from a white pine branch by the leghold trap which snared him on the ground.
Wolves Frolic on April 2nd, 2010
Manning Jonas to the gloveManning Jonas to the gloveManning Jonas to the gloveAthena the Goshawk by Deb McKenzie
Wendy with Red-Tailed Hawk Jonas, and Athena, a a non-releasable Goshawk, by Deb McKenzie

The Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center

The Refuge Center is located at 977 Springfield Road, in Wilmington, New York, on 50 acres, along the West Branch of the Ausable River, about a mile downstream from Whiteface Mountain, on that section of the river called "Lake Everest."  Wendy has Federal and State licences for wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife education, and we are available to do presentations for schools, churches and other organizations. For sample, click here.

When you work with support from local veterinarians to care for sick or injured wildlife, there are three common outcomes: naturally, some animals die despite your best efforts, while others recover to the point where they are able to forage and/ or hunt, and can be released into the wild.  The birds of prey who remain in our care, and are used in educational demonstrations and displays, are raptors who are generally healthy, but unable to hunt for themselves, due to partial blindness, permanent wing injuries, etc.

The Refuge Center includes a one mile educational hiking trail, which also serves as a Public Fishing Access trail, and winds its way along the river and river sloughs, through forest and meadow. Our enclosures for education birds include Red-Tailed Hawks, Broad-Winged Hawks, Rough-Legged Hawks, Swainsons Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Great Horned Owls, Barred Owls, Screech Owls, Turkey Vultures and Ravens.  The refuge mascots are Cree, a wolf-hybrid, and Zeebie, a wolf pup. If you're in the area, stop by and see what's going on!

Leghold Traps

Wendy at Saranac Central Elementary with LunaElementary School PresentationScreech Owl with Wendy
School Presentations
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Elementary School PresentationPresentation at Saranac Central ElementaryWendy at Saranac Central Elementary with LunaPresentation at Saranac Central Elementary
Wolves powerpointAdirondack Black Bears
"A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason
and the most radiant beauty  - it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude;
 in this sense, and this alone, I am a deeply religious man."
Albert Einstein

Which Came First, Feathers or Flight?

The Treasure By Robinson Jeffers

Mountains, a moment’s earth-waves rising and hollowing; the earth too’s an ephemerid; the stars—
Short-lived as grass the stars quicken in the nebula and dry in their summer, they spiral
Blind up space, scattered black seeds of a future; nothing lives long, the whole sky’s
Recurrences tick the seconds of the hours of the ages of the gulf before birth, and the gulf
After death is like dated: to labor eighty years in a notch of eternity is nothing too tiresome,
Enormous repose after, enormous repose before, the flash of activity.
Surely you never have dreamed the incredible depths were prologue and epilogue merely
To the surface play in the sun, the instant of life, what is called life? I fancy
That silence is the thing, this noise a found word for it; interjection, a jump of the breath at that silence;
Stars burn, grass grows, men breathe: as a man finding treasure says “Ah!” but the treasure’s the essence:
Before the man spoke it was there, and after he has spoken he gathers it, inexhaustible treasure.

I Found a Baby Bird
This information is from People Helping Animals, or "PAWS"

I Found a Baby Mammal

I believe in the cosmos.  All of us are linked to the cosmos. So nature is my god.
 To me, nature is sacred. Trees are my temples and forests are  my cathedrals.
Mikhail Gorbachev

Refuge Trail Guide

Darrell's Bear

Bear with Us  Rehab and Release Program  North American Bear Center
Lynn Roger's Black Bear Den Cam - Lily is a Mama!


Places to Stay When Visiting the Refuge with Friends & Family

Adirondack Loon

Peregrine falcon
"Those who dwell...among the beauties and  mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. . .
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us,
the less taste we shall  have for destruction." 

Rachel Carson

Hawks, Falcons & Owls
A Kiss from CreeZeebie at 8 weeks
A Wolfie Kiss for Steve from Cree, by Bharath Manu Akkrara Veetil, & Zeebie at 8 weeks by Terry Hawthorne

& the Lowdown on raising a Wolf Hybrid!

Abe the Raven meets Cree the WolfAbe the Raven meets Cree the WolfAbe the Raven meets Cree the Wolf
A Raven named "Abie the Fishman", since released, with Wendy & Abie's buddy, Cree

Wolves & Ravens

Fletter By ButterflyWendy with Pepepr, Rough Legged Hawk"Utah" -Great Horned Owl"Artemis" -Great Horned Owl
Steve with Winged Pal, Wendy with Rough-Legged Hawk Pepper, Utah by Steve and Wendy wih Artemis

Great Places to Visit, Hike & View Wildlife

Links & Other Sites of Interest

Contact Information
Adirondack Wildlife Refuge
Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center

Steve & Wendy Hall
PO Box 555, 977 Springfield Road, Wilmington, NY 12997
Toll Free: 855-Wolf-Man (855-965-3626)
Cell Phones: 914-715-7620 or 914-772-5983
Office Phone: 518-946-2428
Fax: 518-536-9015
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