"Monty's" Story - The Rescue, Student Fund Raiser & Return to the Trees

“MONTY” During the late evening hours of August 15, our Chihuahuas discovered a Red Tail Hawk near the back door of our house, on the campus of Peace Montessori School. Given that it didn’t react to our small dogs I suspected that it was most likely injured. We checked on him later that evening and then went out to check his whereabouts as soon as the sun came up in the morning. As I had anticipated he was still sitting on the patio, affording me the opportunity to marvel in his grace and beauty. My son and I dearly love these magnificent birds and will often drive about looking to catch a...Read more

Barns Owls of Northern Indiana - Rescue & Return Home

Barns Owl Rescued August 4, 2016 Late Wednesday evening; a Soarin’ Hawk volunteer received a message from the local DNR C.O. informing us of a “problem” with a Barn Owl family in a farmer’s silo. It came as quite the surprise! Barn Owls are very rare in northern Indiana. On average only 10-15 nests are discovered annually; most of which are located in the lower half of the state. The following morning she drove out to the farm and was immediately greeted by the family. All work came to a complete halt and they trooped through the stock pens and shed to the base of a 45 foot tall silo. Inside...Read more

Eastern Screen & Barred Owl placed with Cornell University

Soarin' Hawk is always excited when we can place one of our non-releasable raptors at an accredited facility! Cornell University has a long history of using live raptors in education programs. We were happy to send two birds, an Eastern Screech Owl and a Barred Owl , to them. The Barred Owl had an injured elbow which prevented his release back into the wild. The Screech Owl had some mild neurologic problems which prevented his release, but he will still make a great education bird. They flew via Delta Dash to their new home. Delta Dash is a special program through Delta which provides extra...Read more

My Dad is a Great Horned Owl, Part 2 Settling In

Update Latest pictures of Apollo and the aggressive baby GHO. They have both settled in real well. They are eating well. I placed 2 live quail in the pen with them and now they are gone….the quail that is. Original Story During a windstorm it is not uncommon for immature birds to be blown down from the trees in which they have been living. We recommend putting the displaced birds back in their nests. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, this cannot always be done. Thanks to the efforts of a concerned citizen and Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control, this guy was picked up and brought to us...Read more

The Eagles need FISH.

Our eagles need fish! Please contact us if you can supply Jefferson with whole fish (fresh/frozen). Please make sure that all hooks are removed. Call: 260-401-0134 Email: Info@SoarinHawk.orgRead more

Soarin’ Hawk has lost a longtime volunteer, Larry Cochren

From the beginning of Soarin’ Hawk, there was Larry. There was no task that he was unwilling to tackle. In the early days, he worked in a hot metal garage in Auburn, constructing cages and rehab boxes. He would only interrupt his construction efforts to rescue or treat a bird. He always made time to rescue the birds; in fact, I think he may have left work a little early at times to save a raptor in crisis. After the move from Auburn to Leo, Larry plunged into educating himself about the care and treatment of injured birds of prey. Further growth of the group and its activities dictated the...Read more

My Dad is a Great Horned Owl

During a windstorm it is not uncommon for immature birds to be blown down from the trees in which they have been living. We recommend putting the displaced birds back in their nests. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, this cannot always be done. Thanks to the efforts of a concerned citizen and Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control, this guy was picked up and brought to us. There were no injuries found. As you can see he is quite large for a baby Great Horned Owl! Great Horned owls first attempt to leave the nest at about six weeks. At this stage they have not yet learned to fly. They will...Read more

Jefferson - has all grown up!

Jefferson, our resident education Bald Eagle, has all grown up. Check out this video about his life with Soarin' Hawk./Read more
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Peregrine falcon pair raising two chicks

By Kevin Kilbane, kkilbane@news-sentinel.com Thursday, April 28, 2016 5:28 AM The peregrine falcon nest box atop the Indiana Michigan Power Center in downtown Fort Wayne now is a family home. Parent birds believed to be Moxie and Jamie now are caring for two chicks, said John Castrale, a retired longtime nongame bird biologist with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Fish and Wildlife who continues to assist with the falcon program around the state. http://www.news-sentinel.com/news/local/Peregrine-falcon-pair-raising-two-chicksRead more

Soarin' Hawk aims high Rehab center looks to expand mission with education

Soarin' Hawk aims high Rehab center looks to expand mission with education Jim Mount | For The Journal Gazette It’s a chilly Friday morning in March when four members of Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center gather in the parking lot of Snider High School. School was out that day, which is disappointing because a rare show is about to take place. click here for the rest of the article and videoRead more

News-Sentinel - Soarin' Hawk raptor rehab looking for new site so it can expand bird care, public education

By Kevin Kilbane, kkilbane@news-sentinel.com Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:01 AM The Soarin’ Hawk raptor rehabilitation program hopes a change of roost will help it care for more birds and also become a destination for raptor education and conservation. Founded in 1996, Soarin’ Hawk currently operates on a board member’s private property in northern Allen County. That location was supposed to be temporary, but the nonprofit group has been there eight years and has outgrown the site. The all-volunteer organization now hopes ... For the rest of the story follow please click on the link below:...Read more

A young girls tears.

02172016-RTHA This Red Tail Hawk was found by a woman and her young daughter. The young girl was in tears and told her mom they needed to find help for the bird. Unfortunately, the humerus was so badly shattered and there was such a severe infection that the bird needed to be euthanized. We as adults all need to to regain the compassion for animals that this young girl has.Read more

Lady Eagle released back to the wild

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Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air On a cool, sunny February day my drowsy nap was interrupted by a piercing scream from beyond our picture window. I was recuperating from a coworker shared case of the flu and had settled into the recliner in front of the picture window. The warm sunshine and quiet of the house was just what the doctor or actually Ann ordered. I looked out to find the source of the screams and found two Red-tailed Hawks circling about 200 feet above the wetlands behind our house. The circling and calling continued until one bird suddenly flew at the other, as if to attack, and at the last...Read more

MacMillan family sponsors Jethro in 2016

We are delighted that the MacMillan family has adopted Jethro, an American Kestrel and one of our Education Ambassadors for 2016. Everyone needs family! Which of our charismatic birdsp-of-prey are you going to adopt this year?Read more