Hawkeye in the News

Backyard chickens may invite predators

Hawkeye's Dan Frankian weighed in on Toronto city council's consideration of lifitng the current ban on barnyard chickens:

 

TORONTO - Some Toronto residents with a hankering for their own fresh eggs could soon be in luck if city council approves a pilot project that would lift a ban on backyard hens. Four Toronto wards would be part of the project and comes as part of a motion to review the city's list of prohibited animals, which currently includes chickens.

A survey included in a city staff report filed in May suggested that lifting the ban on chickens could be a popular move. “There's a lot of benefits, for sure,” said Coun. Justin Di Ciano, whose west-end ward will be part of the pilot project. Home-raised chickens are a healthier alternative to store-bought eggs, he said, and they keep away pests. He also characterized them as a “cruelty-free” alternative to factory-farmed eggs.

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Bomber, The Eagle

bomber eagleDan from Hawkeye Bird and Animal Control has brought his friend “Bomber” to South Bayview this evening.  Dan and Bomber are here at The Smokin’ Cigar at 1540 Bayview for the “Alec Bradley 5 Cent Cigar Night”, an invite-only event with Alec Bradley cigars (of course), food served by the one and only Andy Elder from Grilltime and entertainment. Hawkeye is a company that provides birds of prey for film & television, commercials and special events.  Nice to meet you Bomber!

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Scrubs in the City Gala

Hawkeye’s Birds of Prey Pose for Pictures at SickKids Scrubs in the City Gala

On Thursday, June 1 2017 Hawkeye and team had the pleasure of showing off our birds of prey to over 1000 guests at the SickKids Scrubs in the City Event held at Toronto’s own Evergreen Brick Works.  Our beautiful Eurasian Eagle Owl and Harris Hawk caught the attention of party goers at this Marrakech themed party donned in their Moroccan inspired costumes and vividly coloured gowns all for great pictures with our magnificent birds.  Our birds of prey fit in perfectly with the exotic décor and entertainment.  Guests were able to get up close and personal with birds, learn a little about them and pose for a picture.  Who doesn’t want that picture on their Instagram or Facebook page ‘exotic birds and party gowns’!

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Why you should you be concerned about RABIES in RACCOONS

Raccoon Rabies2016

Why you should you be concerned about RABIES in RACCOONS

 

Hawkeye Bird and Animal Control Inc. cares about your family’s welfare.  We service Hamilton, Burlington, the Golden Horseshoe and surrounding areas for bird, animal and wildlife control.  We will make sure your residence, business, industrial or commercial property is wildlife proofed.

Recently quoted in the Hamilton Spectator, Dan Frankian of Hawkeye Bird and Animal Control said: "We are going to make the pre-exposure vaccine compulsory for all staff; the last thing we want is for my staff to be affected."

The number of documented cases of raccoons having rabies in the Greater Hamilton area of Ontario has grown to 60 and counting since December 2015. Twenty-Four skunks have also been identified in this area along with two fox in Perth County.  This is not only a threat to the raccoon population but has a large impact on people, homes and businesses. 

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This job is for the birds

Waterloo Region Record

Hawk CloseupOne of Hawkeyes bird control technicians was featured in the Odd Jobs Series, an occasional feature in The Record, written by Greg Mercer.  It features local people that have unique and interesting jobs.  Hawkeyes bird control technician is a falconer.

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Outdoor Adventure Show 2016

Hawkeye at the Outdoor Adventure Show Toronto
International Center, Mississauga ON

outdoor adventure 2016February 19 – 21, 2016 Hawkeye Bird and Animal Control created quite a draw at the Outdoor Adventure Show.  Dan Frankian and Team were there promoting their Falconry for a Day Experience where you can visit Hawkeye and spend the day flying a bird of prey.  In tow were 2 falcons, and a Eurasian Eagle Owl putting on quite a show for visitors. 

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