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Call us at 1-770-720-1847 to discuss hawk rescue. We care for raptors (birds of prey) that cannot be released back to the wild.
We also rehabilitate hawks, owls, eagles, kites, falcons and ospreys.
We need Mouse Money!
We operate our facility based on donations from caring people who, for one reason or another, aren’t in the position to be rehabbers themselves, but are interested in and dedicated to the preservation and protection of raptors.
We also do off site programs for schools, nature centers, scouts, birthday parties, public displays, etc. This is done on a fee basis. Please call for details!
Hacking for hawk rescue or owl rehabilitation.
Hacking is an old falconry technique that is literally, thousands of years old. Hacking (AKA soft release) is how we re-introduced the Golden Eagle back to the Cumberland Plateau in northwest Georgia, the American Bald eagle to the Lake Allatoona area north of Atlanta and the Peregrine Falcon in downtown Atlanta. We can help you with this procedure or provide it as a service.
For more information, see our blog post on Hacking Orphaned Hawks and Owls.
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Wishing you a Very Happy New Year my friend xxx
Today is the last day of the year to donate to your local grass roots charity rather than give it to the government.
Or us! We are always in need of a little Mou$e Money. 🙂
Press the 'donate' button on this page - PayPal
Or snail mail a check:
PO Box 130
Holly Springs, GA
Tax ID - 58-2099672
Thank you for all your help for 2018. This endeavor really DOES take a village!
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I broke Tiny Tim's dinner plate last night, releasing him near to where he was recovered in Forsyth County almost a month ago. He was moved into the big boy chambers in between the rains over the last couple weeks and successfully found the live mice I put in for him! Although no sight in the right eye, the left one is fine and his hearing is good!
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HawkTalk, Inc. HawkTalk, Inc. added 3 new photos.
3 weeks ago
Brian Whitman - his family found the injured Great horned owl and after a little R&R at HawkTalk, he was returned back to his digs.
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Omg i absolutly love these photos... You do some great things for all these beautiful creatures..
About a week ago? I think he called me and I directed him to your page. (But this might be someone else, I never remember names.) Either way, I love success stories!
Fly, big guy, fly! ♥️
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1 month ago
There is a lady who sends us a twenty dollar bill every year inside a Christmas card and I always send her a 'thank you' note telling her how grateful I am to have this contribution. This year, I tore her address off, promptly misplaced it and was frantic, so I wrote someone that could give me her contact information and dropped my card in the mail to her yesterday. WHEW!
He says - "Awww how sweet, she has a handful of meaningful charities she believes in, and although "piss poor" she still donates ritually..."
My response - "I rarely get donations from 'rich' people."
He says - "Hmmm...
Isn't that interesting that most poor people support each other? I think empathy is key, only those who struggle to survive truly understand the struggles of others.
The Santa Scully really brightens our internet with Christmas cheer!
You might not realize how much Hawktalk is an integral part of our lives out here in TV land. We follow your posts, contribute snarky comments, admire your photos, cherish past visits, and wish we could help more.
Feelin' the love yet?"
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Here is the 'Christmas Scully' that he was talking about. I have it as my profile photo on my personal page this time of year. I had the privilege of cutting up Scully's food every day for 20 years because as a baby, only a few days old, he was the sole survivor of the clutch that hit the ground when a tree surgeon had to take down the tree on someone's property.
Scully broke his jaw in the fall resulting in a misaligned beak that would never be able to tear food properly. God bless the tree surgeon that spent the next half of his work day making phone calls, FINALLY getting someone to answer, then traveling all the way from Carrollton with this tiny baby in his flannel shirt pocket to keep him warm.
In anticipation of my new arrival, I fired up my 'redneck incubator', which consisted of a cardboard box with a towel in the bottom, a 60 watt light bulb with a regulator on it that would keep it at a toasty 96 degrees (until he got his feathers and could regulate his own body heat) and a thermometer to let me know all was well in his little home.
The man didn't know that the hole in this otherwise rotten tree was occupied and felt TERRIBLE. He had tears in his eyes when he left, so relieved that at least he hadn't accidentally killed ALL of them. He told me that he only found this one baby and the rest was broken eggshells and a sticky mess, which tells me that little Scully was the first to hatch and his little brothers and sisters were still being incubated. Raptors lay their eggs asynchronically, so they don't all hatch at once putting too much food burden on the parents).
It was Scully's lucky day...
I miss him every day and twice on Sunday. And don't worry - it wasn't stapled to his head...it's photoshopped. :)
That is so true the poor people know what it’s like to not have. Any blessings to you and her. Merry merry Christmas.
We have a Turkey Vulture that landed in our backyard yesterday and appears to be sick. She stays close to the backdoor of our home, and sleeps most of the time with her head tucked under her wings. She doesn’t move much if we go out the back door and occasionally walks very slowly across the backyard to our birdbath and struggles multiple times to jump up to get a sip of water. Then she jumps down and goes back to the same spot near our back door to sleep again. Do you have any suggestions as to what we should do or do you know anyone near our location at the south end of Lake Lanier who can rescure her? Thanks, Paul & Corina 678-756-6996 4635 West River Drive, Cumming, GA 30041
Today I’m releasing my first Great Horned Owl, all in a days work for the Raptor rescue I volunteer for. This was all inspired by a video I watched one night of this sassy lady from Georgia who was taking an equally sassy GHO named Francis to the vet. I watched more and more videos and my love for these birds grew and I wanted to help them however I could. Thanks to your inspiration, I’m known as the crazy owl lady at work and today this owls flight to freedom is in your honor. God bless all you do....
I agree ..more people that have few $ to spend seem to the extra mile to help out.