Hawk Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
Loretta Jones, Executive Director
PO Box 662
East Aurora, NY 14052-0662
purpose of organization:
Environmental education using live animals
Barn Owl restoration project
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).