Author: By Kevin Kilbane, kkilbane@news-sentinel.com
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-chicks
Author: Ann Zepke
I Kissed an Owl  (not!) The adventures and misadventures of a rookie volunteer at Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehab. Check in every week for the next installment. by Ann Zepke Copyright ©2013 by Ann Zepke All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission A Forward Several times over the years, I have read newspaper articles that mentioned Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehab. I always thought how neat it would be to work with the “big birds”, nurse them to health and release them back into the wild. I thought I would like to volunteer, but figured they were probably based in a distant county making that impractical. Then I went to Eagle Marsh (in southwest Fort Wayne) on Earth Day to take a hike and to participate in...
Author: Robert Walton
The swifts, swallows, warblers and tanagers have completed their marathon migration to warmer climes and are now settled for the winter with strange exotic tropical species. The sparrows and towhees have traveled to the southern states. The second week of October saw thousands of Broad-winged Hawks following the Maumee down across Ft Wayne on their way to Mexico and Central America. Sharp-shinned Hawks made a brief visit just after Halloween on their way south. In mid-November a few Golden Eagles passed by. They were hunting ducks and other small game on their passage to the southern Appalachians. However, our hawks and owls seem to be staying put and our wintering raptors have not appeared.  Migration for raptors is complex. Migration or movement of animals (including humans) is almost...