HAWK CREEK WILDLIFE CENTER INC

Rating: 4.13 stars   8 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 662 East Aurora NY 14052 USA

Mission: HAWK CREEK IS ONE OF THE LARGEST NOT-FOR-PROFIT EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH RAPTOR REHIBILITATION FACILITIES IN NEW YORK STATE. HAWK CREEK RECONNECTS HUMANS TO THE NATURAL WORLD AND INSPIRES AN APPRECIATION OF NATURE THROUGH OVER 2500 EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND 500 ANIMAL PATIENTS EACH YEAR. THE ORGANIZATION IS A VOLUNTEER DRIVEN ORGANIZATION THAT IS FUNDED BY PRIVATE DONATIONS AND PROGRAM FEES.
Results: Teachers and group leaders are encouraged to check out Hawk Creek's new Explorartion Kits! Kit themes are "Tracking and Signs" and "American Indians and Animals". Each kit is brimming with unique materials and hands-on activities aligned to NYS standards. Visit us at www.hawkcreek.org for more information.
Target demographics: Environmental Education Programming for all children and adults

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Rating: 4 stars  

My family and I visited Hawk Creek during one of their Renaissance festivals. We took tours of different facilities, and even got to meet a few raptors up close! It was an extremely educational experience, but I couldn't help but notice that they need more space. The program they run is amazing, and they're really trying to make their breeding program successful. I highly recommend Hawk Creek, and I think they'd benefit from a generous donation so they can keep improving their facilities and increase their educational reach.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

Our day at Hawk Creek was wonderful & educational. We enjoyed seeing all the animals & especially the opportunities to photograph them up close. The staff interacted well with my grandchildren and all the activities were fun. We hope to make an annual visit there - we'd visit more if we lived closer.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have donated & will continue to donate to Hawk Creek as they are a great organization that truly cares for the animals.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

My skillset wasn't used well by the staff, and on the whole I felt I wasn't treated well, so I chose to stop going there and work at another local rehab center.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Hawk Creek is an amazing center with the focus on the care and management of Wildlife from all over. The education programs and special events they have are inspiring. Learning how to take care of local wildlife in some cases is very helpful, and if beyond one's expertise, you know where to go for help. I have taken the Wildlife Rehabilitation weekend course recently...the instructors, Matt and Tanya, were great!! They know so much info and left me feeling proud to live close to this center and know they are there for our community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Special events are awesome!! Birds of prey is an interest of mine...like to learn as much as I can about them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Put it next door to me!!! Would love to have them as neighbors so I could help every day!!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did you learn about this organization?

They have been in the community for years...became more aware during past year when the Golden Eagles successfully hatched and raised an eaglet!! So much excitement about that..... made my Bald Eagle group aware of this organization and we all followed Legacy to her release!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering here for about 7 months and I love it here. I am currently doing an internship here that is unpaid because I wanted to spend more free time here. I love everything that Hawk Creek stands for. It is so important that people are educated about wildlife and wildlife conservation. There are so many things that impact wildlife that we humans do. Things such as pesticides and pollution has had significant impacts on many many different species. All of the animals here are fantastic and really are crucial to educating others. Aside from the animals, the staff really care about the cause and feel extremely passionate about their goal and mission!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hawk Creek is an amazing wildlife rehabilitation facility! They have helped numerous numbers of injured or sick animals return to the wild after a stay there. Their staff is wonderful and extremely dedicated to the cause of helping the animals. They have a wonderful facility and always put the animals first. KUDOS to them!!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Hawk Creek does way more than just rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. They are very active in the community, bringing their knowledge and love of animals and the environment to people of all ages. Having participated in the public outreach, I've seen how exposure to these special animals and the information presented gets people excited about supporting conservation and rehabilitation.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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