International Vulture Awareness Day

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017  10:00-1:00pm

Join us in celebrating one of the most ecologically important groups of birds out there -- the vultures!  Seriously endandered in many parts of their range, vultures are often maligned and their critical role in preventing the spread of disease and maintaining healthy ecosystems misunderstood. As the name implies, International Vulture Awareness Day is a worldwide event. 

Come enjoy vulture-themed activities from 10:00am to 1:00pm for kids of all ages. Be sure to visit with Lethe and Kali, resident Turkey Vultures, currently the only species of vulture in the Pacific NW. (Do you know what species of vulture USED to be here and MIGHT get reintroduced? California Condors!)

You can also visit for international vulture information and resources. 

Family Nature Discovery Day—ALL about OWLS!

Sunday, August 27th, Noon-4:00pm. 

Our fourth Family Nature Discovery Day is "All About Owls", sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs and KVAL13. Kids and their families can become scientists while dissecting owl pellets, learning about what and how owls eat. Afterward, kids will get in touch with their inner owl, creating pine cone owls to take home. While here, families can visit with over 40 permanent resident raptors. 

Cost is general admission plus $2 activity fee for participants. Ride your bike or hike the Ridgeline trail and your activity fee is waived!

Sweet Cheeks Winery Fund Raiser for Raptors

Twilight Tastings at Sweet Cheeks Winery and Vineyard
Friday, August 11th from 5:00-9:00pm., 27007 Briggs Hill Rd., Eugene, OR (541)349-9463

Join Cascades Raptor Center at Sweet Cheeks Winery and Vineyard. Meet staff, volunteers and a guest avian ambassador. Live music will serenade you from 6:30-8:30pm. Wine and Cheese tastings will be available from 5:00-9:00 with a rehabilitated raptor scheduled for release at 7:00pm. TEN percent of wine sales will be donated to the Center. Be sure to join us at this sweet event!

Family Nature Discovery Day—Animal Hospital

Sunday, July 30th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Come join us for the third in a series of Family Nature Discover Days. These family friendly events are focused on fun kids' activities. The theme is "Animal Hospital" where participants play like animal rehabilitators by rescuing injureds 'birds'. After rescue, birds are taken to the hospital and rehabilitated, ultimately being released as they heal. Prices are regular general admission, plus $2 activity fee for participating youth. Hike or bike to the Raptor Center and we'll waive the activity fee. Sponsored by Umpqua Bank. 

Capella Market holds BBQ and Ice Cream Social to benefit Cascades Raptor Center

Saturday, July 15th, 12:00-3:00pm 

Come join us at Capella Market for a BBQ and Ice Cream Social. Raptor Center Staff and volunteers will be hand for some fun raptor crafts, raffle items and more. Bring your appetite along -- all proceeds benefit the Raptors!

Capella Market is open from 8am to 10pm daily and is located at 25th and Willamette in Eugene, OR. 

Calendar of Events:


August 23rd

  Hawk Talk:Raptor Rescue & Rehabilitation- Territorial Winery Happy Hour (5pm-7pm) $1 of every glass of wine sold is donated to the Cascades Raptor Center- 907 W. Third Ave., Eugene 
Sunday, August 27th   Family Nature Discovery Day -- "All About Owls" (12:00pm to 4:00 pm)
Saturday, September 2nd  International Vulture Awareness Day -- (10:00am-1:00pm) Vulture-themed activities for kids of all ages.
Monday, September 4th   Labor Day -- We are OPEN (10:00am-6:00pm)
Friday, September 22nd   Night at the Raptor Center -- 6:00-9:00pm, Advance tickets required. Ticketing opens on June 19th. 
Sunday, September 24th

  Family Nature Discovery Day -- "Migration Station" (12:00pm to 4:00 pm)

Sunday, October 29th   Talons, Tastings and Tidbits -- Our annual benefit to be held at Venue 252. Wine tastings, delicious finger foods, birds and lots of fun ways to support your favorite Raptor Center. Stay tuned for more information!  
Saturday, November 11th   Veteran's Day -- We offer FREE admission to active and retired military and their families!
Monday, December 25th   Christmas -- CLOSED

Monday, January 1st   

  New Year's Day -- CLOSED