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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.

June 22, 2012: A baby House Finch and three young crows are doing well. More...

Baby House Finch - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

June 15, 2012: This week, the care center is hosting an incredible 22 baby skunks. Three Barn Owlets were also brought in after being found in an alfalfa bale. More...

Baby skunk - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

June 6, 2012: Three baby chipmunk siblings were brought to the care center in late May after being cornered by a dog. More...

Chipmunk - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

May 31, 2012: This round Screech Owlet was brought to our care center last week after a dog got ahold of it, but the bird recovered quickly and was just reunited with its family. The people who found the owlet spotted one of its parents and a sibling, so all three are together now. Here’s to going home. More...

Screech Owl - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

May 23, 2012: Two healthy House Finches were recently brought to the care center after falling out of their nest. When the birds first arrived, they were so young that staff were unable to identify their species. More...

House Finches - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

Filed under: Mammals, Raptors, Owls

May 16, 2012: One hopeful story, one uncertain: A chipmunk recently taken in by the care center should be fine after it has surgery on its injured tail, but a Screech Owl may not recover from its injury. A car hit the owl and broke the small bird’s shoulder – an area of the body where it is difficult for bones to heal correctly. More...

Screech Owl - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

May 9, 2012: Two 1-week-old Barn Owlets were found in a hay bale, where their parents had likely been nesting. More...

Barn Owlets - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

May 6, 2012: Good news! The Barn Owl baby taken in by the care center this April was recently reunited with its family. More...

Baby Barn Owl during an exam at the Wildlife Care Center - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

May 2, 2012: Two more groups of ducklings were brought to the care center this week, bringing the count to 62 total ducklings this season. More...

Duckling - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

April 22, 2012: The care center is looking after two baby owls, a Barn Owl with a laceration on its side and a Great Horned Owl that was removed from the wild unnecessarily – it isn't injured or sick. It's a good idea to review what to do if you find a baby bird, since many babies found on the ground aren't actually in trouble. More...

Great Horned Owl - Tinsley Hunsdorfer

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