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Cascades Raptor Center, Eugene

4.8
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
The Cascades Raptor Center is a nature center and wildlife hospital in Eugene, Oregon that specializes in raptor rehabilitation. Permanent inhabitants of the center include 50 individual birds from 30 native species.
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  • Rescue birds of all kinds. An incredible place to study owls, eagles, ravens, hawks. You can read each birds personal story. Recommend finding an employee, they are very happy to share knowledge.  more »
  • We are bird people. Our visit to the raptor center was both interesting and educational. Many fascinating birds are well cared for at this rescue oriented facility.  more »
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  • This place was so cool! I honestly wasn't expecting a bunch of birds to be all that interesting and I mostly went because my husband wanted to go. But I had a really good time. It was neat to get to read all the stories about how each bird got there and about their personalities. We got there a little late and were there like 20 minutes after they closed and they didn't hassle us at all. Super nice people. Really interesting place. Highly recommend.
  • Excellent conservation and educational value combined with the fun of viewing a number of quite majestic birds rather closely. Yet, It is not a zoo. The avian enclosures are all outdoors, so plan for the weather. -We went when it was raining once and it was kind of nice to enjoy the center in solitude, sharing the rain with the birds. Additionally the visitor parking lot is small so you may have to park down the hill and walk a short distance uphill to reach the center. Once at the center the trails are broad and easy to navigate. The trails are lined with gravel. The birds on display each have reasons that they are unable to return to the wild. The enclosures’ information panels tell the story of its inhabitant as well as interesting facts about its species. By getting to know the birds here through their stories and their striking beauty, one begins to see an overall picture of raptors as an intelligent, interesting, and beautiful part of the natural world. The Raptor center makes it uniquely possible to experience and see them this way first hand. Recommend for anyone who enjoys nature.

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