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Read about the day-to-day work of the Audubon Society of Portland's Wildlife Care Center, the oldest and busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility in Oregon.

July 9, 2014: The Audubon Society of Portland is currently caring for 23 baby skunks that were orphaned when their mothers were either shot or killed in traps. More...

Baby skunk in the Wildlife Care Center - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

The Wildlife Care Center is bursting at the seams with baby animals, including a host of mammals – so far this spring, we’ve taken in dozens of baby rabbits, chipmunks, skunks and weasels. More...

A baby Brush Rabbit is weighed in the Wildlife Care Center - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

June 14, 2014: Just in time for Father’s Day, we've received some great news about a male Osprey who got tangled in a fishing line and hook earlier this year: he and his mate now have two chicks! More...

Osprey chicks and parent - Harold Hutchinson

Filed under: Release, Bald Eagles, Raptors

May 25, 2014: The Audubon Society of Portland released a rehabilitated female Bald Eagle today at Kelley Point Park, just across the river from the bird’s home on West Hayden Island. With a crowd of 350 well-wishers looking on, executive director Meryl Redisch opened a panel on the eagle’s carrying container, and the raptor sprinted out, took to the air and flew strongly to a tree 500 feet away. More...

A Bald Eagle rehabilitated by the Audubon Society of Portland takes flight in Kelley Point Park - Tom Schmid

Filed under: Release, Bald Eagles, Raptors

May 21, 2014: After a long and arduous road to recovery, a female Bald Eagle in the care of the Audubon Society of Portland is ready to return to the wild. The rehabilitated raptor will be released May 25 at 11 a.m. in Kelley Point Park, and the public is invited to attend. More...

Portland Audubon conservation assistant Micah Meskel conducts a creance flying session with the Bald Eagle from West Hayden Island - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

Filed under: Raptors

April 28, 2014: This weekend, Audubon Society of Portland conservation director Bob Sallinger was called in to help an Osprey that had become tangled in a fishing line and hook. The male bird was stuck in his nest, located on a nesting platform at a Gunderson Inc. facility along the Willamette River. More...

An Osprey tangled in a fishing line and hook - Bob Sallinger

April 18, 2014: Young owls look mighty different than their adult counterparts. Just take a look at one of our current patients, a baby Great Horned Owl that was admitted to the care center after its nest was found on the ground. When it arrived, the healthy nestling was just a few days old and hadn’t yet opened its eyes. More...

Great Horned Owl nestling - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

March 27, 2014: Eleven baby Western Painted Turtles are getting along swimmingly in a climate-controlled nursery at the Audubon Society of Portland. At little more than an inch in length, the tiny turtles need specialized care until the weather warms up enough for them to survive in the wild. More...

Western Painted Turtle - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

Filed under: Bald Eagles, Raptors

March 5, 2014: Audubon veterinarian Deb Sheaffer and Wildlife Care Center operations manager Lacy Campbell had quite the adventure this week when they were called in by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to help two Bald Eagles stuck in a tree, seemingly tangled in each other’s talons. More...

Shot of two eagles tangled in a tree - KATU News

Filed under: Release, Waterbirds

Feb. 18, 2014: Two Black-crowned Night Herons arrived at the care center in early February with neurological symptoms that suggested the birds were suffering from botulism poisoning. It’s very unusual to see avian botulism during winter months in the Pacific Northwest, but not impossible. More...

Black-crowned Night Heron - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

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