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
Her mind is fine, but her body no longer wants to cooperate due to advanced MS. Her husband is also in a wheelchair now because he's lost circulation in his right foot; his toes are black and they're getting ready to have to amputate below the knee.
Her MS is worsening and she's falling out of her chair often, so often now that they were embarrassed to call 911 AGAIN - the 4th time this week, so they called me. It's not the first time I've gotten her back up, but this was definitely the hardest.
I found her in a crumpled heap between the shower stall and the toilet. It took forever to find the 'belt', a wide woven thing to put around her waist to help get her up on her knees so she could help me drag her forward onto the wheelchair, then get her turned around. She usually has jeans on and I can grab the belt loops to hoist her up, but not this time.
These people aren't old. She's 4 years older than me and I think her husband is close to 70. He used to be so vibrant and chatty - would help me tinker with the lawn mower so I wouldn't have to spend money to take it somewhere. *sigh*
Whatever god you pray to, be thankful that today, you are whole; you can arise from your chair and walk across the room or down steps. It's the simple things that we take for granted.
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So sorry for this couple and thankful you have a helping heart. Do they have any family?
This makes me sad and thankful at the same time. Sad for their particular situation but thankful they have you in their life. ♥️
You should take great comfort and pride in knowing these people realize you can depend on you. Be proud
Hugs good thoughts and prayers. So sorry. They are both lucky to have you to call on
Amen. Thankful that they have dear friends such as you <3
Please tell them not to be embarrassed to call 911. Public safety officers/dispatchers do what they do because they want to help
Just a suggestion to rehabbers of a particular discipline. Don't go out of your wheelhouse. Get the bird to someone who understands how they are put together.
As a rehabber of raptors, I know NOTHING about deer and would never in a million years examine one because I don't know anything about their physiology.
That 'pop' you heard when you were palpating the wing? That was YOU, fracturing the bone.
The bird had to be euthanized.
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“First, do no harm......” I’m a nurse and I’ve had basic raptor training for volunteer work and it’s GENTLE assessment. Your eyes work better than your hands sometimes! And another human nurse lesson....watch your patient! Ugh! But I have learned LOADS from all your videos! Like injecting mice with fluids to help rehydrate......nothing beats hands on but your videos often help me answer questions people ask too. You’ve been my inspiration!
Oh geez, I’m sorry - That you were on the receiving end of a case like that and for the bird. What is the saying? A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
"Wannabe's" have a way of fouling up sooooooo much stuff. LISTEN TO MONTINE, you wannabe's, she knows what she's doing. I've watched her for years and I do not contribute my money to bums...she's the BOSS with those birds. Learn it. 👍👍
6 days ago
Another happy customer!
This is a really cool place - second floor on the square in Dahlonega! ... See MoreSee Less
So cute!!! Would love to get to meet him, let us know if you are visiting some parks soon 😊🦉
I want to snuggle an owl 🦉😍 does he let you kiss him?
1 week ago
Fi and I had a fun day up at the Tea House in Dahlonega yesterday! ... See MoreSee Less
Well you certainly looked smashing!😁
I don’t know what your doing up in them there hills, but it’s agreeing with you..... think you have found the fountain of youth. Love this photo!
So happy you joined us! 🧡
That’s a great photo!
I need to visit Fiona again i miss her.
You look amazing, a I absolutely adore Fiona's sweet face and big beautiful eyes! <3
You both look beautiful!! 😁🦉
Very PRETTY pic of YOU.⚘
Hey you clean up purty good!!!
Rhonda is one of many happy HawkTalk visitors and painted Cotton! ... See MoreSee Less
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. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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!
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
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.
Where are you located
Monteen- couldn’t find your personal email. Found out about Steve last week. Devastated. Please let him know I love him. Too young. 😥 I heard he was limiting visitors. I just can’t fathom. My dear Greg- you may remember him> great friend & trivia partner, has stage 4 in colon & liver affected. He is mid -50’s. He is in chemo & will have more surgery. Given maybe 18 mos. I grieve. Let me know when you are near. I still live by mountain, so I’m close to hospital- I will treat you to lunch or something! 😥❤️
Salvation Army will take
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
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That's Owlan Mills