Nestled on a wooded hillside, Cascades Raptor Center is a non-profit nature center and wildlife hospital specializing in birds of prey in Eugene, Oregon. Through wildlife rehabilitation and public education, CRC fosters a connection between people and birds of prey. Our 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.
Nature Center - Enhancing Appreciation, Respect and Stewardship through Public Education. With over 60 non-releasable birds of 33 native species - hawks, owls, eagles and more - our Nature Center has an unparalleled ability to engage visitors of all ages. These permanent resident birds are housed in large outdoor aviaries in natural surroundings and are an integral part of our educational mission to create awareness and respect, and to foster care of the wild world. School groups, scout troops, hikers, birders and the general public come from all over Oregon and the western US to see the wide variety of native raptors here on display.
Wildlife Hospital - Rescue, Rehabilitation, Release. CRC works with up to 200 orphaned sick, and injured raptors each year, using the highest standards of medical treatment and care possible. Most birds presented for care are suffering from injuries either directly or indirectly human-caused. They collide with vehicles, power lines, windows and fences. They are caught in traps, barbed wire, or fishing line. They are shot, poisoned (either directly or through eating poisoned prey), or had their nest sites destroyed by landscaping, logging, or construction. CRC's goal is to release them back to the wild: healthy and strong, ready to take their place in the wild population.
Cascades Raptor Center - PO Box 5386 - 32275 Fox Hollow Rd - Eugene Oregon - 541-485-1320 or info@eRaptors.org - www.eRaptors.org