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Join us for
Tours, Encounters &
Virtual Experiences

We are excited to welcome back small groups with new safety measures in place! We know the importance of getting outdoors but we are also vigilant about taking precautions during the current health crisis due to COVID-19. We'd like to offer our space and give you a chance to visit us for small group tours and other programs. These programs will offer: 

  • Personalized and private tours of our educational facilities and display birds - with nearly five acres to explore
  • Peace of mind knowing we will take every precaution for your family's health
  • Comfort to have private access to our facility - we will be using a block schedule to space out the tour sessions
  • Up-close encounters with a raptor ambassador of your choice
  • Options for virtual encounters for those who are quarantined, high-risk, or want to enjoy the experience with someone who is unable to visit in person
Questions? Email us!
Schedule your visit
We were featured in an episode of the Corvallis-Benton Economic Development Office "Back to Business" series - a video series meant to engage & inform community members on how local businesses are adapting to COVID-19 health guidelines. Check out the link below to learn more.
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Wildlife
Patients
We would like to thank everyone for their patience during these busy summer months! We understand how urgent it is when you've found an animal in need and we appreciate you reaching out to us right away - we absolutely want to speak with you and assist you! We are fielding about 130 daily calls on our wildlife hotline. During our busiest months, we provide medical care to hundreds of animals every day. Right now, our wildlife hospital has over 160 patients in our care. We have admitted over 1,685 patients so far this year - similar to this same time last year - and expect to take in around 2,300 animals in need by the end of this year.

If you have found an injured or orphaned animal, please call us right away (541) 745-5324. If you reach our answering machine, leave the details of the wildlife situation and we will call you back as soon as we can. Our website provides detailed information on what you can do while you wait for a call back, including: the important steps you can take to minimize stress and shock for the animal, keeping yourself safe, how to determine if an animal truly needs rescue, and how to transport the animal.

 
Support local wildlife
Less than 1% of patient admissions are reptiles but we still see our fair share of various snakes and lizards here at CWC. This adult Gopher snake was brought to us last month after being found tangled in mesh. The plastic netting was wound so tightly around its midsection it sustained a deep, two-inch long laceration that required extensive treatment. The snake still has a ways to go before a full recovery, but we are seeing improvements.
A female Belted Kingfisher (patient #20-1558) hit a window last week and is recovering from head trauma in our ICU. She has made significant improvements and has slowly regained her ability to fly. We are happy with her progress so far and are hopeful for her full recovery!

In the
News

July was a busy month! We admitted five Bald Eagles (an unusually high spike for the species) who were found in various locations in the surrounding counties. Some of the eagles exhibited similar symptoms and received additional testing. One such Eagle (nicknamed "Tracks" by Oregon State Police) made headlines and inspired generous donations from supporters near and far. Sadly, the eagle didn't make it -  but three of the eagles admitted are well on their way to recovery. We would like to thank everyone who cares so deeply and for those who reached out, donated, or shared our mission with others.  

Stay tuned for more detailed information on some of the tests we run on eagles when they arrive at our wildlife hospital. Dr. Claire Peterson will weigh in later this week to help explain!

Read about the Bald Eagles

Community
Connection & Education

July was "Wild About Wildlife" month and we kicked off with a youth poster contest! We received so many awesome entries, it was difficult to choose. Here are the winners of a free family tour and a CWC giftbasket.
Stay tuned for more details on how you can participate in our 2020 raffle!
Our supporters are a vital part of our community. We are lucky to work with some of the most compassionate people around who ensure that the animals in our care are safe and healthy. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all of the volunteers, donors and other supporters who make our work possible. Thank you.
 
You can protect wildlife, too. Donate Today!
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