The Cascades Raptor Center was established in 1987 as a nature center and wildlife hospital for raptor birds and is one of the top Eugene attractions. The hospital takes care of more than 200 injured or orphaned raptors every year with the help of the qualified staff and the use of the highest standards in veterinary care and treatment. After they are treated and completely recovered, the birds are released back to their habitat.
While the hospitalized animals are not in contact with visitors because they must remain wild animals, the Center has about 60 birds that cannot be released, mostly owls, hawks, eagles, and a few others.
They live in spacious aviaries on the forested hillside, and receive frequent visits from school groups, hikers, birders, and regular tourists who learn about the birds’ habitats, risk factors, and predators and what they can do to protect them. More than 2500 birds have passed through the Center since it opened, and almost 1300 have returned to the wild. Read more
32275 Fox Hollow Road, Eugene, Oregon, Phone: 541-485-1320
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