“Adopt” Dauset the Broad-Winged Hawk
One June day in Jackson, Georgia a couple of hikers were walking along a trail and found a baby bird that had fallen out of the nest. Thinking the bird was abandoned, the well-meaning humans took little Dauset home and tried to raise him. Unfortunately, Dauset was not fed properly by the humans and he became very malnourished. When his owners could not take care of him anymore they took him to the vet where he was taken in by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Once Dauset was nursed back to health, he still could not be released since he had been taken out of the wild at too early of an age. He had not been taught the crucial skills hawks need in order to survive in the wild. For this reason Dauset is what is known as a “human imprint,” and he will have to spend the rest of his life in captivity. He joined the Birds of Prey collection at Callaway Gardens in August 2007.
By adopting Dauset, you are are helping feed, house, and provide medical care for these resident raptors. An adoption can be made in honor of a person, or event, or in memory of someone. See our adoption levels below: