Athena Makes Her Debut!

It’s official! Our new Great Horned owlet now has a name- Athena!!! We wanted to honor her 2 predecessors with a fitting name from Greek mythology. Thank you to everyone who joined us live for this announcement. And thanks also to our amazing volunteers who threw her the best baby shower a little owl could ask for!Read more

IF YOU FIND A BABY BIRD...

Nesting Season is the busiest time of year at any wildlife rehabilitation or rescue center. Not only does the number of patients increase, but the amount of care that is needed for each patient increases. Some baby birds need to be fed every 30 -45 minutes from dusk until dawn. This is an important time of year for rehabilitation but also for education. Read More- Click HereRead more

Peek-a-Boo!

It's a chore to sit on 4 baby peregrines!Read more

The gang's all here!

The fourth chick has hatched! The new chick is in the front in the photo. He's still having trouble coordinating his head so mom can feed him, but Jamie is making sure he gets food. Stay tuned as the little ones grow!Read more

Chick #3 is here!

After a delicious bird breakfast, the little ones are napping. One egg to go! Stay tuned!Read more

First peregrine hatchling of 2020!

Jamie and Moxie's first egg hatched at about 1:15 today (4-22-20)!Read more

Oh happy day! Chick #2!

We have our second peregrine chick of 2020! The second egg hatched today at about 6pm. It has been a long 39 days since the first egg was laid. The new baby is very tired right now. Birds have an ‘egg tooth’ on their beak, which they use to work away at the inside of the shell until it breaks apart. It's a very exhausting process! The tooth will eventually fall off as the chick grows. Moxie will start to feed the chick soon, and the other two eggs should hatch in a few days.Read more

We have eggs 3 & 4!

... and, suddenly, there are 4! Moxie laid her 3d and 4th eggs sometime between March 16th and the 21st. Falcons typically lay between 2 and 4 eggs, and the incubation period averages about 33 days. The female does most (about 2/3) of the incubating, but the male will take over while mom goes for food. Keep watching! https://www.indianamichiganpower.com/environment/FalconCam/Read more

She's Incubating!

Moxie is incubating egg #1! Watch the Indiana Michigan Falcon Cam! - Click here!Read more

...and now there are two!

The second egg was laid this morning! Watch the falcons live! - click hereRead more

"Moxie, I'm Ho-ome!"

Jamie, Fort Wayne's male peregrine falcon, has returned to the nest! (In both photos, Jamie is on the right.) Photos from Indiana Michigan Power Falcon CamRead more

A Heartfelt Thank You

Soarin’ Hawk is very grateful to the folks at Pet Rest , a family-owned and -operated business that donates dignified cremations for our rescued and education birds that have died. The birds’ ashes are interred on their beautiful property in Ossian, Indiana, where the ashes “help flowers bloom and make the earth more beautiful.” Pet Rest’s services are a choice offered by many veterinarians in the area. Learn more about Pet Rest – Click HereRead more

Fort Wayne's Female Peregrine is Back!

She's back! Moxie , the female of Fort Wayne's pair of Peregrine Falcons, has returned to the nesting box high atop the I&M Building in downtown Fort Wayne. (Photo shows the small "bowl" in the stones (called a "scrape") where she will lay her eggs.)Read more

Fishing for Jefferson

Jefferson, our handsome Bald Eagle, loves fish. When he started to get low on his favorite meal, we put out a call for fish, and you came through with flying colors! Thanks to Matt Parr of Undertow Baits (260-908-4484), John Grimm , plus Steve and another John , Jefferson now has 41 pounds of fish to eat! That will last a little more than a month. Do you like to fish? You can go fishing for Jefferson too! IMPORTANT : Whole fish only. No fillets please. No carp (Jefferson doesn't like carp). Remove all hooks, etc. Blue gill or other similarly sized fish are perfect. If you can, please package...Read more

We're Home!

THE DAY HAS COME! We've waited for this day for more than 25 years, and it has finally arrived! Our education birds and rehab birds now have a new, state-of-the-art home! Thanks to Pat and Byron Funnell for allowing us to overstay our welcome these many years. This month, we highlight the commissary, where our Avian Care team prepares all the birds' meals each day. The old commissary was outdoors, cramped, and had a leaky roof, and the birds' view of the outdoor environment was very limited. Each and every day, without exception, our dedicated volunteers braved below-freezing temperatures in...Read more