Gerry is a perplexing and dominating figure in the Forest Bird area. She is the unquestioned matriarch of
the turkey family and she will ensure you understand that completely the moment you enter the area.
Gerry either loves you or hates you—often switching between the two in a nanosecond—so you have to
be on your best behaviour at all times or she will be sure to put you right back in your place with a few
sharp turkey calls and even sharper beak nips to your person.
Gwendolyn was found abandoned in Nanaimo and had sustained injuries from a predator attack. She was found by some good samaritans and brought to the Sanctuary. Gwendolyn is the Queen of the forest bird flock.
When you first meet Phoenix she will stare intently into your eyes, perhaps your soul, trying to determine
if you are friend or foe. Thankfully, she usually decides that you are the former and that the two of you
will now be besties. She likes to accompany newcomers on their tour of ‘her’ forest abode: to make them
feel welcome? Or to ensure they stay in line? It's hard to say, but Phoenix will be right there with you for
the duration of your visit.
Zeus came into our care in the fall of 2021 and he prefers the company of humans over other birds. If he likes you, he will strut his stuff and dance to win your affection, but if he doesn't like you then you will be rewarded with a lightening fast peck!