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Call us at 1-770-720-1847 to discuss hawk rescue.Β  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!

You can also help out by visiting smile.amazon.com.Β  They will donate to us based on purchases that you make and it doesn’t cost you anything.

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.Β  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.Β  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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21 hours ago

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Rhonda is one of many happy HawkTalk visitors and painted Cotton!

5 days ago

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Is there anyone local that wants a twin bed roll away? It's only been slept on 4-5 times and there is a good quality memory foam pad that I bought for it, too.

PS - Goodwill wouldn't take it because they're afraid of bed bugs. I get that, really I do, but the only house guest who has ever slept on this not only takes baths regularly, but also wears clean clothes and I hardly ever see her scratch. πŸ™‚
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When the man at Goodwill told me they couldn't take it, I then remembered an article I read a few years ago about a huge GW warehouse in CA that they had to burn to the ground because of an infestation of bed bugs! Made me itch just reading it!

If this is free, there’s a group called Greentree Canton you can join. Giveaways start with OFFER and if you’re looking for something NEED I think are the required words.

Google the Furniture Bank of Atlanta. They picked up 2 twin beds I had that were almost never used

Also try The Humane Society, pretty sure they pick up

Where are you located

Salvation Army will take

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2 weeks ago

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How about our spiffy new black backdrop??? Heck, I feel like Olan Mills!

Shout out to everyone who made the Hummingbird banding event a success at Smith Gilbert Gardens over in Kennesaw this morning! We really appreciate them asking us back every year!

If you've never been there, it's wonderful - you should put it on your list of things to do. It's a magnificent old house with beautiful gardens and bonsai and Lisa Bartlett threw the Butterfly House together in her sleep. It's a must see! The kids really love it.

HawkTalk is an itty bitty raptor charity north of Atlanta. We have a very low profile and since we are not open to the public, it's all but impossible for us to receive grants. We rely heavily on people to help us literally 5-10 dollars at a time to assist in our mission to nurse injured and orphaned birds of prey.

If you would care to help us with "Mouse Money', you can click on the donate button here on our FaceBook page which will take you to a secure Paypal screen. You can option to help us monthly or once. We would be most grateful for whatever help you could give us. We are a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible. If you would prefer to mail a check, our address - HawkTalk - P.O. 130 - Holly Springs, GA - 30142

Thank you for your consideration.
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How about our spiffy new black backdrop??? Heck, I feel like Olan Mills!Shout out to everyone who made the Hummingbird banding event a success at Smith Gilbert Gardens over in Kennesaw this morning! We really appreciate them asking us back every year!If youve never been there, its wonderful - you should put it on your list of things to do. Its a magnificent old house with beautiful gardens and bonsai and Lisa Bartlett threw the Butterfly House together in her sleep. Its a must see! The kids really love it.HawkTalk is an itty bitty raptor charity north of Atlanta. We have a very low profile and since we are not open to the public, its all but impossible for us to receive grants. We rely heavily on people to help us literally 5-10 dollars at a time to assist in our mission to nurse injured and orphaned birds of prey.If you would care to help us with Mouse Money, you can click on the donate button here on our FaceBook page which will take you to a secure Paypal screen. You can option to help us monthly or once. We would be most grateful for whatever help you could give us. We are a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible. If you would prefer to mail a check, our address - HawkTalk - P.O. 130 - Holly Springs, GA - 30142Thank you for your consideration.Image attachment

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That's Owlan Mills

Nice

3 weeks ago

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Holy COW!

Guess what??? I just got a call. One of the guys that came out to diagnose the compressor last month said he called Carrier with all the numbers on the unit and the compressor's still under warranty! The part's arriving towards the end of the week, so I should be back up to snuff by next week!!!!!!!!!!!
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Great for you!!

That’s so great!!!!

About time for your luck to turn , girl!❀️

Oh that's awesome!!! You don't need any more bad luck....

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The universe is smiling at you!

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Yay!!!

Yeah

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3 weeks ago

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Oh jeez...I just found out why my newly donated buggy 'wobbles' when I drive it...the back left tire is totally separated and there's a huge bulge in the tire. It's a MIRACLE I haven't had a blow out.

Next set of bad news is the used tire places I called or went by, either they are out of that size, or the tread won't match the front. Since it's an AWD, the treads have to match up or the transmission will be damaged.

I'm sad.
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It's always something...I was scraping $$ together to replace the compressor, but nooooo. *sigh*

Monteen we use an online place Discount Tires Direct then take to Walmart to mount.

Did you try kyles tires in cumming??

4 weeks ago

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OK, so I go into Target to try to find a bird feeder and as I'm going down the pet food aisle, there is a lady filling her cart with small tins of FF.

I said someone's going to be very happy. She said, "I have 6 rescue someone's. My 'lap cat' died after a short illness last week." She burst into tears telling me that towards the end when the kitty couldn't balance in her lap any longer, she put a bed next to her on the couch so they could at least sit next to each other. As the cat started to pass, she looked up at her and reached out with her paw and rested it on the lady's arm, then died.

We BOTH were crying like fat dogs.

GOOD GOD.

Death is the final price to be paid for all the love given and received. *sigh*
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I cried just reading this. I’ve wondered if there’s something wrong with me still mourning Mac and Casper at random times. Going to see my sister in Jacksonville FL tomorrow. She insisted i bring Patches with me like last year. She did great! She’s too old to board or leave alone more than 2-3 days. Sooo, I’m packing both of us up😎❀️

Thank you for taking the time to share this moment with the lady in the store. I am sure it meant a lot to her.

I have an amazing bird feeder that my dad makes that I can give you one of, if you would like. He passed away and I have some extras. I give them to good homes! πŸ˜‰

I’m so glad you let her share, Monteen. ♥️

"If love would keep them alive, they would live forever." - Cockatiel page.

Yes it is sweetie - many {{{{HUGS}}}} to you both and all animal lovers <3

honey, you were sent to comfort her. Bless you <3 so sad!

I don't believe that love dies when we do. I believe that I will see my doggies and my kitties and my loved ones in heaven one and all when I go to heaven, too. The Bible says God is love and so are His animals so how could they not be there? The hope of heaven.....

Oh my heart!!! 😭😭😭

Here's what's important: Did you ever get the bird feeder?

I would have ugly cried with her.

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4 weeks ago

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One morning, just before dawn, I was 55 feet up a blind across from where we were hacking Bald eagles on Lake Allatoona. I hear BARKING off in the distance. Yeah, like a dog barking, except I was in the middle of a 20k acre DNR WMA and at least 100 feet above the water's surface. A bark 'here', then one from over 'there - then they started getting closer and closer together - turned out it was a pair of GHOW's. What an incredible experience to have watched these two land on a limb very close to me and allopreen as dawn began to break. I've been caressing Sam's beak ever since and God willing, he will reach his 30th birthday this January.

So just the familiar 'hoot' they give off is just a sample of their wide vocalization.

As I look back to that time, it's a wonder I survived all that, between hoisting buckets of fish in between the lightening strikes and the nest of flying squirrels that made their home up inside the blind. I would get dive bombed every time I would stick my head up through the floor.

I remember it was storming one day when I went to feed/observe and I took poor dear Steve with me. He was standing at the bottom of the hacking tower yelling up at me that I was insane and I was going to be killed by lightening. I kept telling him to STFU! Not supposed to be any human sounds while feeding! LOL

I wish I had more photos of that time. I lost a bunch that I had stored in my basement when it flooded back in 2009. πŸ™
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One morning, just before dawn, I was 55 feet up a blind across from where we were hacking Bald eagles on Lake Allatoona. I hear BARKING off in the distance. Yeah, like a dog barking, except I was in the middle of a 20k acre DNR WMA and at least 100 feet above the waters surface. A bark here, then one from over there - then they started getting closer and closer together - turned out it was a pair of GHOWs. What an incredible experience to have watched these two land on a limb very close to me and allopreen as dawn began to break. Ive been caressing Sams beak ever since and God willing, he will reach his 30th birthday this January.So just the familiar hoot they give off is just a sample of their wide vocalization.As I look back to that time, its a wonder I survived all that, between hoisting buckets of fish in between the lightening strikes and the nest of flying squirrels that made their home up inside the blind. I would get dive bombed every time I would stick my head up through the floor.I remember it was storming one day when I went to feed/observe and I took poor dear Steve with me. He was standing at the bottom of the hacking tower yelling up at me that I was insane and I was going to be killed by lightening. I kept telling him to STFU! Not supposed to be any human sounds while feeding! LOLI wish I had more photos of that time. I lost a bunch that I had stored in my basement when it flooded back in 2009. :(

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Here is Ted with one of our Golden babies. We now have great great grandbirds flying around along the Cumberland Plateau!

This was me shooting Ted, grabbing up the young ABE's to haul them down to the ground in order to affix the transmitters pre-release. This hack cage was 8x8x4 or something like that - pretty close company.

Yes, my eagle owl also barks. Very much like dog barks haha

What a beautiful memory. Thanks for sharing.

The Owls were very noisy this morning at about 5:00 a.m. near Lake Allatoona (I live on the western side in Acworth.)

Love what you do....

You need to share more stories❀️

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