Hawks Aloft Inc.
PO Box 10028
Albuquerque, NM 87184
Phone: 505 828-9455
Fax: 505 828-9769
E-Mail: gail@hawksaloft.org

Logo: Hawks Aloft Inc.

Rescues and Mitigations

Golden Eagle rescued by staff of Central New Mexico Electric Coop in 2015.

Golden Eagle rescued by staff of Central New Mexico Electric Coop in 2015.

Raptor Rescue Hotline – 505-999-7740
Monitored 24 hours a day.

As a conservation and education organization, Hawks Aloft directly helps individual birds at all times of year.  We receive calls from throughout the state of New Mexico and elsewhere. Our Raptor Rescue team travels throughout the sate to capture and transport injured raptors, corvids and roadrunners to the best available medical facility.

Our volunteer releases one of the juvenile Swainson's Hawk that was fostered by our educational bird, Hudder

Our volunteer releases one of the juvenile Swainson’s Hawk that was fostered by our educational bird, Hudder

Avian Mitigation

Occasionally, even the best planned business operations and construction activities are interrupted by the presence of nests or species of conservation concern. Nearly all bird species in New Mexico are protected by law under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Some species have additional protection under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, or the Endangered Species Act.

Our Win-Win Approach

Hawks Aloft works in a timely and compassionate manner to meet the needs of corporations and the needs of birds under existing legal guidelines. We are authorized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to perform avian mitigations necessary to comply with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Hawks Aloft guidelines and policies regarding mitigations:

  • We undertake mitigation activities only where necessary, and conduct a site assessment to make informed recommendations in the best interest of both the birds and our clients.
  • We possess state permits necessary for a variety of actions, enabling us to respond rapidly to your needs.
  • We assist companies in obtaining the federal permits required for every mitigation.
  • We understand the legal requirements for mitigation activities, ensuring full compliance with state and federal laws.
  • We provide an efficient and cost-effective service, and guide organizations through the mitigation process, providing consultation where required.

If it is necessary to remove birds from an area, we ensure that correct procedures are followed to maximize their survival potential. We have long-standing, established relationships with local wildlife rehabilitators and are able to deal with a variety of situations such as:

  • Removing eggs from nests
  • Incubating and hatching removed eggs
  • Raising young birds
  • Providing flight and feeding training
  • Returning rehabilitated birds to the wild

Mitigation Experience

Nestling Western Kingbird

We have 22 years’ experience performing avian mitigations within New Mexico.  We work cooperatively with each organization to achieve the best result for both the company and the birds. We specialize in assisting:

  • Mining Operations – We are trained in performing high-wall, technical rescues, and nest removals.
  • Electric Utilities – We perform nest removal and mitigations from substations and utility structures. We also care for and transport birds injured by utility structures.
  • Construction Firms – We are experienced in conducting surveys for Burrowing Owls and other ground-dwelling birds. We will relocate nests if necessary, and offer consultation to determine the best course of action.

Contact the Hawks Aloft office at (505) 828-9455 for more information on mitigation services.

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