Releasing rehabilitated birds back in to the wild is an amazing experience! Adult birds are typically released back from the area from which they came. They know the hunting grounds well and may even have a mate waiting for them! Orphans can be released just about anywhere there is suitable habitat for them. 

 

Trapped Coop Set Free

On December 28, 2021, the rescue line got a call from a foreman at the new Electric Works in Fort Wayne. A Cooper's Hawk had gotten into the building and couldn't get out. The bird was on the 5th floor, and the crew had already installed the windows on that floor, so they knew he probably would not find his way out without help. Volunteer Jeannie Smythe went to see if she could help. Jeannie slowly followed the bird back and forth up and down the hall in the building until he got tired. Then she was able to capture him. A quick exam revealed no apparent injuries, so Jeannie and the workers...Read more
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Broad Winged Hawk Released in Time for Migration

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Broad-Winged Hawk Gets a Leg-Up on Migration

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Release of 08012021 Osprey

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Young eagle released

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Young Eagle Goes Home

When this young eagle came to us, we didn't think he would survive. But he's a fighter, and after less than a month he was ready to go back to the wild.Read more
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Release of 05252021 & 06052021 American Kestrels

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Release of 07012021 Red-tailed Hawk

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06282021 & 07282021 American Kestrels Release

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Release of 06162021 Red-tailed Hawk

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Release of 05132021 Barred Owl

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Release of 05222021 Turkey Vulture

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Release of 05222021 Broad-Winged Hawk

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This is Why

This is why we do what we do. There is no greater feeling than returning them to the wild.Read more
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Young Barred Goes Home

On May 20th, 2021, the Soarin' Hawk call taker was notified of a fledgling owl, on the ground. Lana & I drove to 400 N. Angola and met Jim and his children. The children had found the owl on the ground near C.R. N. 425 W. Steuben county. Upon our arrival, a Barred Owl was confined and an exam revealed a narrow keel, as if the bird was not eating well. The owl was transported to the Soarin' Hawk facilities where a further detailed examination was performed. No health issues were found and I picked the owl up on May 22nd, transporting it back to the location recovered. Jim, and his children...Read more
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