Baby Screech Owl Returned to Nest with help from Marion Firemen.

This morning, Mykala Kinnunen found a little fuzzball under a tree in her yard. Upon investigation she found a baby owl covered in down. She made contact with Soarin' Hawk, put the owl in a box under the tree, weighted the box down with bricks, and left it in the care of her father, David. for the rest of the story more

ReNesting TWO baby Hawk in Warsaw

On Sunday May 7 we rescued two baby raptors who lost their nest & tree. On Monday our volunteers and the homeowners constructed a nesting platform in the woods near their fallen tree. Being our first 'man made nest' project, it took most of the day. Many lessons were learned and we are much better prepared the next time the call 'fallen nest tree' comes in. For the rest of the story ...Read more

Baby Barred Owl returned to nest by Soarin Hawk & Matt West Tree Service

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Barred Owl Travels from Vet's office, to Lutheran Medical, and to Soarin' Hawk

Barred Owl Travels from Vet's office, to Lutheran Medical, and to Soarin' Hawk I received a call from the DNR that there was an owl dropped off at a vet's office in Gas City. I made arrangements to pick it up that evening from Mary the vet, knowing I would be making the trip to Ft. Wayne the following morning for my own doctor visits at Lutheran. That morning, I loaded up my St. Berdoodle, Charlie, and the owl and headed north. Realizing I would be spending most of the morning and into the afternoon with my doctors, I put a call into Bob who was manning Soarin' Hawk's rescue line to see if...Read more

It takes a village to rescue ...

Sometimes it truly does take a village to rescue an injured raptor! The story began in Osceola, Indiana where an unknown concerned citizen reported an injured Cooper's Hawk Monday evening to the Osceola Police Department. The Osceola Police Department held the bird until a local Soarin' Hawk volunteer picked it up late in the evening. Another Soarin' Hawk volunteer from Bremen, Indiana was available the next morning to transport the bird the rest of the way to our avian veterinarian in Fort Wayne. Most of our volunteers hold down full time jobs, so they all work together with their available...Read more

Valentine's Day Rescue of an Eagle

About 1:30 on Valentine’s Day, Steve Olsen was returning home in N Manchester when he spotted three eagles standing in a field a few miles north of Lagro. He had just had a less than successful visit to observe bald eagles at Salamoni Reservoir. He stopped by the side of the road and watched the adult and two juveniles. The adult and one juvenile, bothered by his presence, took to the air. The remaining juvenile attempted to fly but could only hop into the air a bit. Steve called the local CO who advised him to call Soarin’ Hawk. After receiving very precise directions from Steve, a search...Read more

The great chase ... and why you need to wear kevlar gloves.

Received a call from SHRR Rescue Coordinator with an owl (we weren't sure of the species) down near Fairmount, Grant County. I wasn't going to have a vehicle until later in the day, and all Conservation Officers were off. I finally made my way just before dark to get the owl that had been hanging out in the caller's yard all day. The lady of the house had kept in contact with me throughout the day, letting me know the owl was capable of flight. Knowing this, I made sure there was a blanket available for capture - but I didn't let the caller know until I arrived that she would be a part of the...Read more

Our youngest rescuer ever!

Our youngest rescuer ever! Young Blake went out into the horse barn with his Dad and saw this little Eastern Screech Owl after his Dad walked right by it. At first Blake thought it was a mouse, but quickly changed his mind when he got close. His Dad was able to walk right over and pick it up; it may have been attacked by a cat. Great job spotting this little guy, Blake! Click Here for more about this Owl and to follow his/her recovery.Read more

Please rescue the owl I just hit with my car!

01142017 Barred Owl E-e-e-k, e-e-e-k! Cellphone battery dying, better recharge it. “Atlanta, first and goal!” Br=i-i-n-g , “#@&%* cellphone.” “Soarin’ Hawk may I help you.” “H_O_O_R_A_Y!” from the TV, what did I miss? “I just hit an owl and I have picked it up and I am holding it on my lap.” “Where are you?” “I am between Garrett and Corunna” “I can meet you at Miller’s Grocery in Garrett within 15 minutes.” “ I guess Greenbay won’t miss my support for a few moments.” Fortunately, Coldwater Rd was devoid of traffic and police. I reached Garrett in 10 minutes. As I pulled into the parking...Read more

Once upon a midnight dreary - Great Horn Owl rescue

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious Soarin’ Hawk financial matters - While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a ringing, As of some one gently ringing, ringing on my phone “’Tis some wrong number” I muttered, “tapping at my phone Only this and nothing more.” “Hi, Jody from Hamilton, there is an injured Great Horned Owl on 427. There is a police officer at the scene of the accident. Will someone get the bird?” “Of course”, I answered. Jody, “OK, I’ll call the officer and let him know.” H-m-m, who lives near Hamilton and will...Read more

Owl Baby Season - 10plus with more coming in very day!

Owl Baby Season They are SO CUTE. An adorable ball of fluff with those BIG EYES. Unless of course, you are the unfortunate rodent or mammal that Mom or Dad Owl brings home for YOUR dinner. PLEASE do not pick up the baby owls if you find them on the ground. More than likely Mom & Dad are nearby, watching over junior. Most people don't know that bably owls are quite capable of walking back up the tree that their nest is in. So, it's best to leave them alone, and give everyone a lot of space. UPDATE we are getting calls to rescue baby owls who, while on the ground exploring, are being found...Read more

Title : First Rescue, First Blood

Title : First Rescue, First Blood Being his first rescue, Braeden Holle being a Soarin' Hawk volunteer, did not really know what to expect hearing previous stories. He thought he was going to rescue a Barred Owl, but instead it turned out to be a Great Horned Owl, too his surprise. The Owl appeared to be alright and alert, he used wire cutters to cut the net off from around the owl. The moment when everything was going as planned the owl wanted to say thank you and goodbye, and gave Braeden a nice laceration on the thumb, going right through his gloves and into his finger; Braeden was fine...Read more

Coopers Trapped on Porch, Rescued and Released

Pam from Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehab in Fort Wayne came to our house to free a Cooper's hawk that found it's way in to our porch through a hole in our screen. He had apparently eaten a meal of a dove or some other similar bird. He acted injured and scared. We propped the door open, but he did not leave. Watch until the end and you will see he was just fine.Read more
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