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Call us at 1-770-720-1847 to discuss hawk rescue.ย  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 are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization located in North Georgia providing hawk rescue and care for other raptors (birds of prey) including owls, eagles, falcons and osprey.hawk rescue and owl rehabilitation

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.ย  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.ย  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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5 days ago

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I was a happy bird mom on that morning.

A few years back - some of the babies at the pond.

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6 days ago

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Highlights from the Hummingbird Banding event at Smith-Gilbert Gardens this past weekend.

Kids.

Our future.

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In case you missed it...here are some highlights from last weekend's Hummingbird Banding.
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1 week ago

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Thank you for posting. We had a blast!Enjoyed an adventure on Saturday (9/8) with some friends from our Kids in Conservation program! Went to the Hummingbird Banding Festival and learned about hummingbirds (who are migrating through Atlanta right now!) and how only 200 people in the entire USA are permitted to put bands on these tiny little legs. Met Fiona the Owl, and Shep (the spunky little ambassador for Atlanta Audubon Society) and had a fun afternoon exploring the magic of Smith-Gilbert Gardens ๐Ÿ’š #GACD #Gardens4GrowingCommunity #outdoorclassroom #learningbydoing #lifelonglearning #conservation #teachingkids ... See MoreSee Less

 

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So good to see young people involved !!!

Young people are our future.

See, here's the thing - you NEVER know what impact you might have on a young person - it can alter the course of their life in the education they seek or profession they choose to go into. My world was changed when working for a veterinarian, met my first owl in 1983. It changed the course of my history, that's for sure. www.hawktalk.org

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2 weeks ago

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Fiona shaking a tail feather at Smith Gilbert Gardens Saturday for their annual Hummingbird Banding event sponsored by Bird Watchers Supply!

Thanks to everyone who came out to visit!
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Fiona shaking a tail feather at Smith Gilbert Gardens Saturday for their annual Hummingbird Banding event sponsored by Bird Watchers Supply!

Thanks to everyone who came out to visit!

3 weeks ago

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Holy cow! Talk about the Mack Daddy of Barn owl nest boxes!

I received a call from DNR a couple weeks ago about someone who had barn owls nesting in their building. They had dropped down to being right on top of those old ceiling tiles and there would be no way those babies could have figured out how to get out when the time came, so this nice man saved their lives and built them new digs near the building!

They do nuisance wildlife removal in the Cumming area.

He has even offered to foster the occasional orphaned Barn owl! The house has been up for 8 days and he said it was already stinky from all the rodents!

Good job, Mama, Daddy and Mr. Krazy Critter Removal!

Krazy Critter Removal
1282 Franklin Goldmine Rd.
Cumming, GA 30028
770.656.7182
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Holy cow! Talk about the Mack Daddy of Barn owl nest boxes!

I received a call from DNR a couple weeks ago about someone who had barn owls nesting in their building. They had dropped down to being right on top of those old ceiling tiles and there would be no way those babies could have figured out how to get out when the time came, so this nice man saved their lives and built them new digs near the building! 

They do nuisance wildlife removal in the Cumming area.

He has even offered to foster the occasional orphaned Barn owl! The house has been up for 8 days and he said it was already stinky from all the rodents! 

Good job, Mama, Daddy and Mr. Krazy Critter Removal!

Krazy Critter Removal
1282 Franklin Goldmine Rd.
Cumming, GA  30028
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1 month ago

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I received a call one day, probably 10 years ago, from a friend of a mom who had lost her son in a one car rollover crash. He was a good kid; smart, very popular and drove a Volvo, but had over corrected when one of his tires went off the pavement and the car's roof had been crushed by a tree, killing him instantly.

The school was having a Lacrosse memorial game for him that Saturday evening and this friend asked if I could being a hawk to fly around the stadium. The young man had always told his mom that he went before she did, he would come back to visit her as a Red tailed hawk, his favorite bird.

I offered the various reason why this wouldn't be possible (it takes a LOT of training to get used to birds flying around stadiums - they don't fly at night - I didn't fly my imprint because of her aggressive nature, etc.,etc.,etc)

Anyway I offered my apologies and ask where the young man was buried and it turned out to be a very small plot established in 1800 not 10 minutes from my house on Farmerville Rd in Milton.

This lady told me that on several occasions when her friend had visited her son's grave, a Red-tailed hawk would be perched near the cemetery and how excited she was that he was sending her a sign.

We finally said our goodbyes. I hung up and had a good cry.

I went in to Mina's molted feather collection and picked out a beautiful tail feather that she had recently shed, then drove it over to the cemetery and found his grave, which was easy to spot, because it had a bench and a mailbox where his school friend left messages for him. There were all sorts of toys and other memories left for him which made me tear up all over again.

I didn't want to be too obvious about where I placed the feather, like on the bench or in the mailbox, so I just closed my eyes and let go of it near his grave so I know she would find it.

I've done this a handful of times throughout the years, offering a peaceful reassurance that her son's spirit does indeed fly on the wings of his favorite bird...
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I received a call one day, probably 10 years ago, from a friend of a mom who had lost her son in a one car rollover crash. He was a good kid; smart, very popular and drove a Volvo, but had over corrected when one of his tires went off the pavement and the cars roof had been crushed by a tree, killing him instantly.

The school was having a Lacrosse memorial game for him that Saturday evening and this friend asked if I could being a hawk to fly around the stadium. The young man had always told his mom that he went before she did, he would come back to visit her as a Red tailed hawk, his favorite bird.

I offered the various reason why this wouldnt be possible (it takes a LOT of training to get used to birds flying around stadiums - they dont fly at night - I didnt fly my imprint because of her aggressive nature, etc.,etc.,etc)

Anyway I offered my apologies and ask where the young man was buried and it turned out to be a very small plot established in 1800 not 10 minutes from my house on Farmerville Rd in Milton. 

This lady told me that on several occasions when her friend had visited her sons grave, a Red-tailed hawk would be perched near the cemetery and how excited she was that he was sending her a sign.

We finally said our goodbyes. I hung up and had a good cry.

I went in to Minas molted feather collection and picked out a beautiful tail feather that she had recently shed, then drove it over to the cemetery and found his grave, which was easy to spot, because it had a bench and a mailbox where his school friend left messages for him. There were all sorts of toys and other memories left for him which made me tear up all over again.

I didnt want to be too obvious about where I placed the feather, like on the bench or in the mailbox, so I just closed my eyes and let go of it near his grave so I know she would find it.

Ive done this a handful of times throughout the years, offering a peaceful reassurance that her sons spirit does indeed fly on the wings of his favorite bird...

 

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What a loving, kind and compassionate thing for you to do!! You will never know the comfort you have given her!!

Well done, tears..

What a lovely thing to do x

You're a good, kind, person Monteen๐Ÿ‘

Beautiful!!!!

This is the sweetest thing Iโ€™ve ever heard.

Wow how awesome. It's my favorite bird as well and still get excited like a kid when I see one. You probably made that mother's day when she found it.

That small jester is sooo important to that mom. Such a beautiful thing to doโฃ๏ธ

I can't imagine having to bury someone you birthed and raised. I would guess they are never quite the same, but just keep putting one foot in front of the other from day to day. It's hard enough for me to lost a cat or one of my birds. With each death that comes, I hope I go before the next one, but then I know that no one would love them as much as I do.

I find your posts inspirational

You are a true angel

That is a wonderful thing for you to take time to make her very very happy. Your a fantastic friend๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

The only way I made it through that awful first year without my son was the daily visit from a hawk.

Beautiful

That was such a beautiful thing to do, now wiping my tears away

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1 month ago

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Thank you all for your help over on Amazon!

This email is to notify you that Hawk Talk Inc (EIN: 58-2099672) has been issued a $228.76 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between April 1 and June 30, 2018. The donation was deposited to your organization's bank account on or before August 15, 2018. It may take several days for the donation to appear in the account.
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Yeehaw!

It might not sound like a lot, especially when you consider Mike Rowe's fdn averages about 60k a quarter, but for a little nobody over here in nowhereville, it tickles me pink, it does! ๐Ÿ™‚

YOU ARE SOMEBODY. You have a gift of understanding and healing for these SPECIAL creatures.

All my money goes to Amazon and I'm proud to have you as my chosen charity. <3

Thank you, Monteen, for what you are doing for these beautiful creatures!

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1 month ago

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Poor old man...this elderly male Great horned owl was struck by a car and was picked up by Forsyth County Animal Shelter. It's a 80 minute trip back and forth but I told them if they would do intake, then I would spend the $$ on gas going back and forth to pick them up. So few animal control/shelters will even mess with raptors, so I appreciate their help.

The poor dear cannot stand but he can move his feet and legs, more movement on the right side than the left.

Given the fact that I no longer have access to pro bono surgical care, I'm hoping nothing is broken.youtube.com
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Iโ€™d like to help. Would you be able to estimate the cost for his care?

I've had so much loss lately...sometimes, I think I need to get a regular job at a library or something...

Poor baby! I'm so sorry. Hope he didn't suffer for very long.

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Iโ€™m sorry to hear you are struggling. (Hugs). I honestly hope you are able to keep up your important work.

Imagine if we could see what he has seen Fair play for helping him

Wow, he was a beautiful animal

He was warm and cared for with pain meds on board when he passed. They know you love them and youโ€™re caring for them....I know they do!

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2 months ago

Love the owletts!
Love the owlets!
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Me too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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