Juvenile Cooper's Hawk perched on leafy branch looking off

A Deluge of Cooper’s Hawks

While many species were affected by the heat dome, Cooper’s Hawks seemed to be particularly hard-hit—a stunning 110 young Cooper’s Hawks passed through our door during that time period in a phenomenon that some began referring to as “hawkpocalypse” and that we are still trying to understand.

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Bushtit perched on an Oregon Grape bush

Demonstration Projects: Walking our Talk

Portland Audubon’s plans to upgrade our campus provide an exciting opportunity to walk our talk by integrating Bird Safe, Lights Out, Green Roof, and Backyard Habitat Certification Program demonstration projects into our facilities showcasing how they can incorporate green elements into their own homes, yards, businesses, and beyond.

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Dr. Connie Lo treating a raptor in the WCC

The Future of the Wildlife Care Center’s Veterinary Care

The new Wildlife Care Center will significantly advance both the quality and type of medical care we are able to offer our patients. By adding a surgical suite, laboratory space and equipment, on-demand oxygen, and a larger radiology space, we will drastically improve patient outcomes, leading to more injured and orphaned wildlife heading back into the wild.

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A Bald Eagle flies out of a white enclosure in a field full of yellow flowers.

Wildlife Care Center: Past, Present, and Future

William Finley understood something when he founded Portland Audubon in 1902 that remains an essential part of how we approach conservation today: Having empathy and appreciation for the wild animals that surround us is often the first step toward developing a conservation ethic. The new building will allow us to do so much more for the animals, and engage so many more people in the life-changing experience of helping a wild animal.

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