TALON, red-tailed hawk

This young male Red-tailed Hawk was injured by a squirrel when first learning how to hunt. The squirrel bit deep into his tendons in his legs which caused permanent damage, preventing him from closing his talons. Talon was rescued by a falconer when he was found in the woods starving. After being trapped and treated for his injuries he was sent to Hawk Creek to join our flight team.

Hatched: 5/1/2012, Arrived: 5/18/2014

CHASE, harris’ hawk

This captive-bred male Harris’ Hawk came to us after his previous owner, a falconer, passed away. In the wild, they will hunt cooperatively, which is why they are known as the “wolves of the sky.” Their remarkable intelligence also makes Harris’ hawks wonderful educational ambassadors. As part of our flying demonstration team, Chase demonstrates the grace and agility of his species in our flight shows.

Hatched: 4/1/2009, Arrived: 1/27/2013

SIERRA, red-shoulder hawk

Sierra, a Red-Shouldered Hawk from Florida, was found as a nestling by a family that raised her for over a month. They realized they were not equipped to care for her so she was relinquished to a rehabilitation center, but it was too late she was already irreversibly imprinted. Sierra enjoys being around humans and is not suitable for life in the wild. She is inquisitive and greets her trainers with excited chirps. chirps!

Hatched: 5/1/2019, Arrived: 11/5/2019

FINN, osprey

Finn had a tough start to life when the pole his nest was on broke and he fell to the ground with his siblings. He suffered eye and foot injuries that made it impossible for him to return to the wild. Due to his disabilities, Finn is more comfortable on lower perches. He is chatty, inquisitive, and loves to eat fish!

Hatched: 5/1/2021, Arrived: 11/27/2021