Cascades Raptor Center Home Eugene
Where is it at?
Cascades Raptor Center Home
32275 Fox Hollow Road
Tel: 541 485 1320
From downtown Eugene: Take Willamette St south; turn left at light at 46th Ave; take first right onto Donald St; take Donald to its end at Fox Hollow; go right on Fox Hollow, 3/4 mile, to 32275.
Where are we going today?
The Cascades Raptor Center is a 501c3 non-profit Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital for birds of prey in Eugene, Oregon. Through wildlife rehabilitation and public education, CRC fosters a connection between people and birds of prey. Its goal is to help the human part of the natural community learn to value, understand, and honor the role of wildlife in preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.
CRC's nature center attracts individuals, families, and a variety of community groups year-round. Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to see close at hand the majesty of the wild world:
the artistry of feathers
the adaptation of form to function
the power of beak and talon
the camouflage of shape and pattern.
Come visit twelve kinds of owls, eight species of hawks, five types of falcons, and kites, vultures, eagles and more. The visitor center has nests, eggs, skeletons, and touchable artifacts the amazing intricacy of our wild world.
Discover Oregon's rich raptor heritage!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 2
When can we go?
Apr-Oct 10 am-6 pm; Nov-Mar 12 10 am to 4 pm
Tues-Sunday, and Monday holidays
Field trips to the center or classroom visits are available, with live birds and programs tailored to curriculum topics under study. See www.eRaptors.org/education.html
For activities: see http://www.eraptors.org/documents/Raptor_Experience_Activities.pdf
And for suggested readings: see http://www.eraptors.org/documents/Raptor_Experience_Reading_List.pdf.
Any Top Tips?
Weekend and holiday 'Handler Talk' in the outdoor, covered pavilion are informal programs showcasing birds out on the glove, to educate, inspire, and answer any questions visitors might have. Saturdays and Sundays: during summer hours (Apr-Oct), at 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm; during winter hours (Nov-Mar), at 1:00 pm.
Wear good walking shoes; the trails are gravel and some are a bit steep. CRC is about 500' above Eugene, in the woods, and always a bit cooler than the city itself.
Doing our bit
Cascades Raptor Center is also a wildlife hospital - treating up to 200 injured, sick or orphaned birds of prey each year. The majority have been hit by cars, shot, electrocuted, caught in fences, traps or buildings, been caught by cats, hit windows or been displaced by human activity. CRC works to redress these human-caused problems through public education and returning as many birds as possible to the wild. The hospital cases are not on display, but your admission helps fund their care..
Can I get one of those?
There is a small gift shop on the premises..
What people are saying?
by melody robledo
My husband loves birds so this place was Great! offers really up close experience. Also, its a great cause thats helps this magnificent animals in need. ALL privately funded, so go out and support
by Anoosh Moadab
The kids will remember this place. I really like the setup. Quite the collection of taloned birds. I was ah inspired by the Golden Eagle. I only wish they had a Harpy Eagle too. Many species of owls, the Snowy Owl even screeched for us.
by Serguei Bykov
Must see if you are in Eugene
by Jason Rowe
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