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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.

Dec. 10, 2014: Each year the Wildlife Care Center takes in approximately 3,000 wild animals for treatment. However, we respond to nearly three times that number of wildlife-related phone calls. These phone calls provide valuable insights into issues affecting our urban wildlife populations and the way in which people interact with wildlife on the urban landscape. More...

Wildlife Care Center volunteer Rie answers calls from the public - Joe Liebezeit

Filed under: Messages From Staff

Nov. 26, 2014: It can get really busy here at the Wildlife Care Center. As you know, we treat more than 3,000 animals per year and respond to more than 10,000 wildlife-related inquiries. But did you know that we only have two permanent staff members? In order for the Wildlife Care Center to operate on a daily basis we rely on more than 150 volunteers who put in over 22,000 hours this past year alone! More...

Audubon's education birds and turtle - which live in the Wildlife Care Center - with some of their volunteer handlers © WCC

Filed under: Raptors

Nov. 23, 2014: Windows don’t just pose a threat to small perching birds like warblers – raptors also strike windows after becoming confused by the reflective surfaces. More...

Veterinarian Deb Sheaffer examines an injured Cooper's Hawk - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

Filed under: Release, Owls, Raptors

Oct. 27, 2014: Last Friday, we successfully released a rehabilitated Northern Saw-whet Owl at Tryon Creek State Park. Thanks to the park for providing the little owl with a new home! More...

A Northern Saw-whet Owl receives its final exam in the Wildlife Care Center - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

Filed under: Messages From Staff

Aug. 29, 2014: Felipe Guzman is a 19-year-old TALON intern at the Audubon Society of Portland who is about to complete his second season in the Wildlife Care Center. Felipe started his internship with no experience with birds and has grown into an integral part of the care center team during its busiest months. In this blog post, he reflects on his experiences at Audubon. More...

Wildlife Care Center operations manager Lacy Campbell and TALON intern Felipe Guzman examine an Osprey

Aug. 22, 2014: Yesterday evening, the Audubon Society of Portland released three young Barn Owls at Sokol Blosser Winery near McMinnville, Ore. They arrived at the Wildlife Care Center this spring as orphans, and after spending a few months growing rapidly and learning to hunt, they were ready to return to the wild. More...

A young Barn Owl receives an exam in the Wildlife Care Center - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

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

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

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