Hawk Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

Loretta Jones, Executive Director

PO Box 662

East Aurora, NY 14052-0662

(716) 652-8646



Chief purpose of organization:



Environmental education using live animals


Wildlife rehabilitation


Barn Owl restoration project (breeding/research/release)

We are seeking new membership. 


Hawk Creek began a Barn Owl breeding program in early 1994.  These owls are one of the rarest raptors in New York.  We were very fortunate to have our pair breed successfully in the first year!  As of 1997 we were the only successful breeders of Barn Owls in New York State.  Our owls have been raised and released in Western New York at a rate of 12-20 per year and have been sighted in the wild.  The proof of the success of this program came in 1997 when our facility received three wild Barn Owl babies from Rochester.   Preceding our program, sightings of Barn Owls in the wild were extremely rare.  This is just one of the many wonderful success stories here at Hawk Creek.   We were recognized internationally for our work in conservation pertaining to our Barn Owl reintroduction program when we received the International Conservation Award from the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators (IAATE).