Stewie

Red-shouldered Hawk
assessment
treatment
recovering
healthy
Location of Rescue: 
Fort Wayne/Roanoke
Admission Date: 
01/01/2009
Cause of Admission: 
Hit by a car, elbow injury, can't fly

Stewie was injured from being hit by a car, a very common injury in raptors.  Raptors frequently hunt their prey in the short grass by busy roads.  They do this for a few reasons:  the grass is mowed short which makes it easy to find their prey, the prey often come there to eat things that people have thrown from their vehicles, and the raptors do eat fresh road kill.  Stewie was found along Highway 24 between Fort Wayne and Roanoke.  He has an elbow injury which leaves him flightless and was added to our education permit in 2009.  Stewie is often one of the more vocal of our education birds.

Red-shouldered Hawks are listed as a species of concern in Indiana.  Their population is not low enough to be considered endangered in the state, but low enough to be monitored.  

  • Came in as rehab bird to SHRR in 2009
  • Was picked up along hwy 24 between Fort Wayne and Roanoke
  • Had probably been hit by a car
  • Injury- fractured elbow which left him without the ability to fly
  • Added to ed permit 2009; age unknown
  • Species of concern in Indiana

Adoption Gift Options

What you'll get with the listed donations:

  • $50 - Adoption Certificate and information about your bird’s life.
  • $100 - $200 An educational book describing the Raptors of North America and an 8 x 10 portrait of your raptor.  
  • $300 - A personal photo opportunity with your raptor.[Requires advanced scheduling with Soarin’ Hawk. 
  • $1000 - Corporate Sponsor: Presentation of the sponsored bird at company function, and company logo on our web site.