Here's how the auction works:

END DATE: November 1 at 6:00pm.

FINDING THE ITEMS TO BID ON: Go to "Soarin' Hawk Fundraising Group" on Facebook, click on "Photos," then click on "Albums," then click on the 2023 Auction album.

BIDDING: Click on the photo of the item you want to bid on & place your bid in a Comment. Then, watch the item. This is an auction. You can be outbid by another person, so check back often. TO INCREASE YOUR BID, add a NEW COMMENT (DO NOT edit your previous comment). There are over 160 items this year, so be sure to click on "Show more photos" to see them all!

Whomever has the highest bid on an item at 6pm on November 1 wins the item. That person has 72 hours to pay for the item (payment info will be provided to winning bidders). If payment isn't received, the item goes to the next-highest bidder.

PLEASE NOTE: To honor and respect the artists and crafters who have donated their beautiful work to help the birds, some items have a minimum starting bid.

Have fun, and thanks for participating!



A big thank you to those who attended our Give a Hoot fundraiser on October 8 at the beautiful campus of the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. Those in attendance had an opportunity to meet many of our raptor ambassadors. Eleven birds and their handlers were on site to visit and share their stories. The event, sponsored by Toni Murray, helps to provide the operational costs involved in caring for injured and orphaned raptors throughout northeast Indiana.

Participants enjoyed the live music of Tony Didier and the delicious fare of USF’s Creative Dining Services. Some of the silent auction items included an acoustic guitar provided by Sweetwater, several beautiful mounted Patrick Redmond photographs of Soarin’ Hawk ambassador birds, and personalized Soarin’ Hawk presentations. Many thanks also go to Soarin' Hawk board members, each of whom donated items to the silent auction.

Diane Humphrey bid on and won the coveted portrait of Chewie!


Soarin’ Hawk would like to give a big thank you to the 3Rivers Federal Credit Union team that came to Soarin' Hawk on October 9th as part of their "Give Back Day." On the federal holiday each year, while the credit union is closed, the vast majority of 3Rivers FCU employees spend the day out in the community volunteering at various organizations! This is the second year that 3Rivers employees have dedicated their day to Soarin’ Hawk. Thank you all for helping Soarin' Hawk! We appreciate you!


October 6: Release of 4 young screech owls - See Releases Here

October 7: Release of Great Horner Owl 07212023 - See Release Here

October 12: Release of Great Horned Owl 10102023 - See Release Here

If these releases are interesting or inspiring to you, please help us continue by making a donation. Raptors (even the baby ones!) are meat eaters, and the kind of meat they eat is expensive, as are the medical supplies we need to help them heal. Click the button below to help us help them. Thank you!

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by Gigi Stewart

Become a volunteer with us! There are many rewarding jobs to choose from, and lots of really great people to work with. Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Gigi Stewart, at gigi.stewart@soarinhawk.org


Have you ever wondered about what raptors are native to North America? Well, here's a fun interactive tool to find out. Click here. (Many thanks to Raptors Are the Solution)


The Midnight Library

by Matt Haig

It is easy to mourn the lives we aren't living. Easy to wish we'd developed other talents, said yes to different offers. Easy to wish we'd worked harder, loved better, handled our finances more astutely, been more popular, stayed in the band, gone to Australia, said yes to the coffee or done more bloody yoga.

It takes no effort to miss the friends we didn't make and the work we didn't do the people we didn't do and the people we didn't marry and the children we didn't have. It is not difficult to see yourself through the lens of other people, and to wish you were all the different kaleidoscopic versions of you they wanted you to be. It is easy to regret, and keep regretting, ad infinitum, until our time runs out.

But it is not lives we regret not living that are the real problem. It is the regret itself. It's the regret that makes us shrivel and wither and feel like our own and other people's worst enemy.

We can't tell if any of those other versions would have been better or worse. Those lives are happening, it is true, but you are happening as well, and that is the happening we have to focus on.

-Matt Haig

Highly Recommended


Abi Butler, Andy Candor, Mike Dobbs, Ted Geers, Jennifer Moore, Toni Murray, Jennifer & Andrew Perkins, Shaina Petersen, Patrick Redmond, Katherine Scheffler, Carol Scher, Connie Stickler, Cathy Voors, Lou Weber, Larry & Rhonda Wiland.

Thanks to their Community Rewards Program, Soarin' Hawk receives quarterly donations from Kroger. We thank Kroger for their generosity, and thank you all for signing up to have a percentage of your total grocery bill donated to Soarin' Hawk (at no cost to you!). Want to know how to make Soarin' Hawk your designated charity at Kroger?

Click Here.

P.S. Many employers will match funds donated to non-profits by employees. Ask your employer to see if they do! Make your donation to Soarin' Hawk go even farther! We also receive donations through Network for Good.

Many, many thanks for all your donations!


Painted Lady butterfly holding a grain of sand.

Photo by 1of1images

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Thanks to people like you, we were able to rescue, rehabilitate, and release this beautiful Bald Eagle, who came to us with lead poisoning. After a few weeks in our facility, he was released, to continue life in the wild. Won't you make a donation, so we can help others like him? No contribution is too small!

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