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
"Hey Sam, remember me, David? I'm that beige cat that mama rescued on Christmas Eve 2005 from the woods next to the rental where you were abandoned when the people moved away. I've been over here a while now escorting loved ones across the Bridge. Mama alerted me a few weeks ago to be on the lookout for you and now here you are. 31 years around the sun with mama was quite the ride, eh? Almost half of her earthly life. I've been looking back at all the students, visitors and people you've reached and taught and made giggle, all the spitballs you've torn up when you would get bored during those long displays. Mama took real good care of you all these years and has had a very hard time with this final journey, but I'm glad she let you do this on your own terms. She knew you weren't in pain and just allowed you to wind down as she kissed your head and held onto you.Let us go flying now, finally free to explore the Universe..."RIP Sam 1990-2021 ... See MoreSee Less
So sorry fly high sweet baby
The last photo I took of him in April 2021
If anyone would like to share their experience meeting Sam, please feel free...
I love Sam. Bless him🙏
What a wonderful character!xx
He was always so talkative on our visits. I know you will miss him dearly. What a wonderful companion, ambassador, and teacher for so many years.
So sorry but what a wonderful life he had…
I have a pic if I can find it. This breaks my heart but I can say he was in the hands of the best! So sorry Monty Mac.
I so wish I could have met him! GHOs are by far my favorite raptors, but it was your YouTube videos and visits through those I got to know Sam and what a character he was. Sometimes animals/pets/companions get lodged in our soul and touch it so deeply, it is beyond words. You are in my prayers and wish I was there to hug you......
He was such a beautiful Guy, I came to Roswell when y’all were doing the Winter Solstice thing just to see him more than once and give y’all a little mouse money. I loved just watching him. My heart hurts for you, but he had the best of everything for the time he spent with you. Comfort and love to you.
Sam was a higher soul, accomplished his earthly mission, and is finally one with the one. He is missed!😢
Awwww Sam, you were such a beautiful boy. Your mama and the rest of us loved you so much!
So sorry for you loss. We didn’t know Sam, but loved Nigel and Scully.
This post is bittersweet. I love all that you say in this post, but my heart hurts for your loss. ❤️💔
So sorry for your loss. 💙💔
So very sorry for your loss, Montine. I wish I could could have met him in person, but I am glad that he can live on here in your photos and videos.
Oh Monteen…my heart aches
I had a dream about a beige cat last night. It was a very different cat. It was special. I don't think I ever dreamt about cats before because I am not a cat person. We are very sad to hear about Sam. We were hoping to see him again. He's a very special soul. Glad that he had a friend waiting to guide him across that bridge.
HawkTalk, Inc. riding to raleigh for mice, with him on the head rest by my head!! such a special bird
Oh , no 😭💔
Monteen did a good job of being his mom or he wouldn't have graced us with his life for do long. I cried. I didn't realize just how much he touched my soul. I have two renderings of Sam in my home.
Thank you for your kind words...
Oh, Monteen, my heart hurts for you. 31 years together and a quiet exit. Doesn’t get much better than that.
HawkTalk, Inc. he was beautiful and you gave him the best life. Sorry for your loss. RIP SAM…
Sam will be missed. So sorry.You bringing him to work. Hey Tabitha Chafkin.
A couple people have suggested a little fund raiser to help with the bird and humic food I lost in my freezers this morning and I really appreciate that suggestion. Over all it's been a sucky few days and this has just topped it off. (a couple things going on I'm not addressing publicly just yet) *sigh* If you would care to help us, you can go over to our official charity page (since the PayPal link keeps dropping off of this FB page. Grrr)Or just go onto www.paypal.com - 'send $$' and our email address associated with the charity account - firstname.lastname@example.org www.hawktalk.org and click on the PP button where it will then take you to a secure page to complete the donation process. If you are hinky about electronic donating, you can mail it to:HawkTalkMonteen McCord P.O. Box 130Holly Springs, GA 30142Tax ID 58-2099672Thanks for your consideration....m.Sam and I have grown up and old together... ... See MoreSee Less
Ugh...just went into the basement to pull food for the birds and smelled rot. Discovered two of my seven cubic footers somehow got unplugged. Lost all of my human food and about 3-4 hundred dollars of mice.Just shoot me. ... See MoreSee Less
Get a thermos temp alarm, battery powered and cheap, help prevent a future repeat. Sorry to hear.
Oh no, so sorry.
Does it beep or something? I wouldn't be able to hear it in the basement
That's terrible!! So sorry.
Do you have a fundraiser going on?
Holly Kazel Not really. 🤑
Sorry to hear this.
Holly Kazel can you start one. I’m on for a mouse or two
Okay, sent a small donation to start. Will send more later when able!
Brianna Stoddard Thank you!
Doug Wallace ok. I'll create a new post with our particulars rather than doing it via FB. It can take up to 90 days to receive the funds
Oh no, no, no! Happened to us when we went on vacation....right after we got a side of beef! Sent you a donation to help cover costs.....hang in there!
Doug Wallace check our new post with donating info. Thank you
HawkTalk, Inc. I can donate through Venmo or PayPal so you get it instantly
Oh no I’m sorry. I lost stuff in my freezer a while back…
So sorry. That’s awful.
Dang. When it rains, it pours! Let’s get you a fundraiser going!
See the above post fundrasier thingy. 🙂
HawkTalk, Inc. DONE!
HawkTalk, Inc. Yes, they are quite loud, you can also extend the wire to a place where it can be heard, its as loud a smoke alarm.
Mark Laur Thanks for this. I've never heard of it and will check into getting it
Thanks!This email is to notify you that Hawk Talk Inc (EIN: 58-2099672) has been issued a $376.18 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between April 1 and June 30, 2021. ... See MoreSee Less
Glad to hear our massive Amazon use is doing some good 😊
Amazon donates one half of one percent, but as you can see it adds up.
I’m glad my Amazon addiction is good for something 🤣
We helped with that..lol
Thank you for all that you do😊
Yay! I need to buy more stuff for next month! I got my husband this link so he orders stuff for his 5 radio stations too.........
Awww...thank you! Just lost a few hundred dollars worth of mice in a freezer this morning that somehow got unplugged, so we could really use it. 🙁 (not to mention my personal freezer lost all it's contents too, but there is always peanut butter and jelly sammies)....m.
Love this photo!! 💜