Birds N’ Brews: Event Raises Funds for Hawk Creek Wildlife Center

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is a local rescue center for injured wildlife that can no longer survive on its own. There were craft drinks and live music at the event.

EAST AURORA, NY – The Aurora Cider House partnered with Clyde’s Feed and Animal Center and Sweet Buffalo on Friday night for a Birds N’ Brews fundraiser.

The event benefited the Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, a local rescue organization for injured wildlife that can no longer survive on its own. There were craft drinks, live music and yes, there were birds too.

“Now we are one of the largest raptor facilities in the East,” said curator Tanya Lowe of the Hawk Creek Wildlife Center. “So we have about 100 permanent residents in Hawk Creek. We go to schools, do community events and still do rehabilitation, so we do a lot of different things in Hawk Creek now.”

At Friday’s event, $2 from every drink purchased went directly to the wildlife center to help them care for the animals they rescue from across the country.

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is an animal rehabilitation center and has approximately 100 permanent residents who are not suitable for release. Some of the wildlife center’s permanent residents include a bald eagle, Eurasian lynx, Egyptian vulture and more. The wildlife center also offers educational programs.

“Hawk Creek Wildlife Center rescues wild animals across the country that have nowhere to go. Many are permanently injured and would not survive on their own,” according to Jim Millspaugh, owner of Clyde’s Feed & Animal Center.

“Hawk Creek gives them a chance to thrive in their care, and we must do all we can to support their mission.”

Joseph K. Bennett