Patrick Smith and Bet Zimmerman Smith have set up a matching gift program for Horizon Wings.


Under this program, the Smith’s will match each dollar donated to Horizon Wings in 2015, up to $1,000. This way, each dollar you give will do double duty. The program will run from December 12, 2014 through March 1, 2015.

Many of their friends and family already have a lot of “stuff,” so they decided to do this as an alternative holiday gift. The Smith’s are donating in the name of the following ten families: Chapuis, Davis & Davidson, Demers, Donahue, Hansen and John of Woodstock, Horn of Pomfret, Gallagher of North Carolina, Martin of Brooklyn, and Zimmerman of Amston.

All donations will provide for the raptors in our care. As our free food supply has been drastically reduced in the last six months, most of these donations will go directly to providing food for our birds. It will also cover the cost to provide adequate housing and veterinary bills.

Please consider donating now.

Bald eagle eating mouse Horizon Wing's Senior Citizen Discount


Julian, Horizon Wings' common raven.

Horizon Wings was recently featured on an episode of Surely You're Joking, Mr. Science, on West Hartford Community Television, take a look!

You can also see more videos of Horizon Wings' birds on YouTube...


Horizon Wings is a non-profit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center specializing
in Birds of Prey. All of our funding is provided by
educational programs and donations.

Horizon Wings' founders and volunteers.

Horizon Wings has several raptors which we are unable to release back into the wild due to their injuries. Fortunately we are able to keep these birds at our center and, with a special permit, use them for educational programs.



On Tuesday, December 2nd, we sadly had to say goodbye to Chico, our Broad-Winged Hawk ambassador. He passed peacefully after a brief illness, and will be remembered by many as a small bird full of personality.

Chico was found 7 years ago as a nestling at the bottom of his nest tree. His injuries were too severe and he was too young to make a full recovery for release to the wild, so he was trained to teach children and adults about the importance of leaving uninjured fledglings alone, as well as the incredible migration habits of Broad-Winged Hawks, and the hazards they face both here and in their winter migration lands due to clear-cutting. Chico also helped raise generations of orphaned and injured fledgling Broad-Winged Hawks in his aviary.

He was a wonderful bird that many loved, and he will be missed.



We're offering our 2015 calendar for sale early this year. Each page features a gorgeous, full-color photo of one of the birds in our educational or rehabilitation programs.

A great gift idea! PURCHASE NOW while supplies last!

Where Are We Next?

Horizon Wings does a number of public programs throughout the year. We are also available for programs to private organizations and individuals.

Our upcoming events change frequently, so visit often, and we look forward to seeing you at one!

Here's where we are next. Contact the facilities directly for more information:

February 1, 2:00pm

Glastonbury Audubon's Super Owl Day
1361 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT
(860) 633-8402
Please call for ticket/price information.

February 7, 3:00pm

The Secret Lives of Owls
Brookfield Library
183 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT
(203) 775-6241

February 8, 11:00am

Live Eagles at the Shepaug Dam
2225 River Road
Southbury, CT
Reservations are required, call Tuesday-Friday (800) 368-8954

February 11, 6:00pm

Elements of Flight including the Bald Eagle
Chaplin Library
130 Chaplin Street
Chaplin, CT

February 13, 4:00pm

The Secret Lives of Owls
Whitneyville Library
125 Carleton Street
Hamden, CT
(203) 287-2677

February 15, 1:00pm

Birds of Prey including Atka the Bald Eagle
Dinosaur State Park
400 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT
(860) 529-8423

February 16, 7:00pm

With Atka the Bald Eagle
Vernon Garden Club
142 Grove Street
Rockville, CT

February 17, 1:00pm

The Secret Lives of Owls
East Hampton Library
105 Main Street
East Hampton, CT
(860) 267-6621

February 28, 3:30pm

Olde Mistick Village Cabin Fever and Chowder Cook-off
Olde Mistick Village
27 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT
(860) 536-4941

Recent Successes

Mary-Beth at work. Read about our red-tailed hawk release.
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