Thank you for visiting HawkTalk.Org
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.
Here’s what we have going at Facebook
OK, I've had several folks ask why we weren't joining in... I figure most people are in credit card shock from the holidays, but here goes. 🙂Our PayPal email address associated with the charity - email@example.com Thank you!We are an itty bitty 501(c)3 and receive no funding from the state, feds or corporate entities because...well, because our 'brand' isn't big enough. It is what it is...We are small, but we are mighty! 🙂Or snail mailHawkTalkP.O. Box 130Holly Springs, GA30142 ... See MoreSee Less
I have two Sam canvases available. Had his original painting by Ida's talented daughter scanned into a spiffy machine and reproduced. I only ordered two to see how they would look and it turned out pretty nice.The size is 11x14 - 125$ plus 10$ to ship if you aren't within driving distance.Thank you for helping us keep rats on the table! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
I saw this and immediately thought to post on your page... nope, it’s already there. 🤣
Some years back, a woman called me, a friend of someone who had recently lost her son in a one car accident. Popular, smart, responsible kid who drove a boring Volvo...went off the road, over-corrected, rolled and hit a tree, crushing the roof and killing him instantly. After a year, she was still grieving horribly.He had always told his mom that if he died before she did, he would come back to her in the form of a Red-tailed hawk and always had a good laugh over it. The mom has reported to the friend that when she would visit her son's grave, a hawk would fly over to the utility pole and watch her...So, this friend asked if I could fly my Red-tail one evening at a Lacrosse game they were having in his honor and I told her the various reasons that it wouldn't be possible and apologized. I asked where the cemetery was and it's about 10 minutes from my home. A very small, fenced cemetery from 1800, so this must be a family plot of some sort...I've never met the friend, or the mom - she doesn't know me from Adam's house cat, but every now and then when I'm heading in that direction, I'll drop a hawk feather off at the cemetery near his grave site...just to send her a message of hope and love from the great beyond... ... See MoreSee Less
What an outstanding act of kindness.
That is beautiful!
You are a giver.
Shortly after daddy died, our raptor charity, HawkTalk, was featured in a state-wide magazine. I received lots of calls, but one in particular was a call from a man that really wanted to come out to my home to meet me and see the birds. Although I live only an hour north of Atlanta, it's very secluded and I live alone, so I told him that due to security reasons, I would have to think about it and get back to him because I didn't know this guy from Adam's housecat. I guess I should have prefaced this by saying that I talk to daddy more now that he's dead than when he was alive. Mind you, he doesn't talk back, but with what happened on this particular day, at least I know that he hears me and responds to me... I had vociferously put out into the ethers my concern about having someone out that I didn't know, what did daddy think, would he keep me safe, would he be there for me...and all the rest of it...A couple of weeks go by and the high green of spring was upon us. The guy called again to see if he could come out, so we set a time. He arrives with his falconry apprentice and they stayed for a good while. (Falconers are like fishermen...they sit around and bullshit til the cows come home...). It was close to dusk and our visit was winding down. The three of us were standing in a circle saying our goodbyes in the driveway. On my fist was perched Artemis, my (Augur Buzzard) African Red-tailed hawk. All of a sudden, Artemis becomes wildly agitated and almost comes off the glove, craning left, then right, in her attempt to see what is behind this guy. At that same instant, the guy grabs his backside (he's wearing shorts) and lurches forward. We had to jump back so that he didn't crash into us. He whirls around and yells out, "I've just been cold-nosed by a Golden Retriever!" I said, "Wow, that must have been Sandy!" The guy (along with Artemis) is still looking around. He said, "But, where did she go?" I said, "She died 10 days before daddy did..." These two guys jumped in their car, sped away and I never heard from them again.... I just looked up and thanked my father for sending Sandy, our beloved 14 year old Golden Retriever, to watch out for us and I have henceforth, never been afraid. ... See MoreSee Less
Where are you north of Atlanta? I had no idea. My mom lives in Ellijay
Oh my gosh!!! Thank goodness for the angel (dog) for protecting you! No more visitors unless you get my twin cousins (Robert &William) to be there with you! Lol.
We have a cat that we see from time to time, and she used to jump up on the bed with me at night, (she's been gone 11 ish years now) but now I have her doppelganger who is now my new shadow girl, taking over.
OMG! What a wonderful thing❤️❤️❤️
I read a rather unhappy review of the two. My Lord tho, what incredible voices.
Love them together… miss them both terribly.♥️🎄