Events


 

“Talons, Tastings and Tidbits” Annual Event 2017

Join us at our Annual Benefit for a delightful evening of wine, cider, appetizers, desserts, birds and good company! Enjoy the experience of Cascades Raptor Center -- learning what we do behind the scenes in rescue, rehabilitation and education. Through this lovely evening, help us fund our critical work, including the expansion of our hospital in order to serve more birds! Click through the image above for more information.

Family Nature Discovery Day—“Migration Station”

Sunday, September 24th, Noon-4:00pm. 

Our fifth and final Family Nature Discovery Day is "Migration Station", sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs and KVAL13. Kids and their families can learn about migration of raptors and other birds. Afterward, kids will get to hunt and find raptor food and create raptor silhouettes to prevent window strikes. 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!

Night at the Raptor Center

Friday, September 22nd, 2017   6:00pm-9:00pm

ADVANCE tickets ONLY 

Enjoy an evening at the Cascades Raptor Center!  Kit Lacy, Education Director and Owl Trainer Extraordinaire, leads us through a fun night of hoots and calls from the center’s owls. Beer is provided by Ninkasi Brewing. Wine from Willamette Valley Vineyards will also be available. Non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks are provided. Tickets are $60 each or 2 for $110. Members registration is $50 or 2 for $100. Your support enables our avian ambassadors to educate thousands of people, young and old, on the importance of protecting wildlife and our natural world.

REGISTER HERE or call 541-485-1320.

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 vultureday.org 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!

Calendar of Events:

Saturday, September 2nd  International Vulture Awareness Day -- (10:00am-1:00pm) Vulture-themed activities for kids of all ages.

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 Raptor Release at King Estates -- (5:00pm) Northern Harrier Release on South Terrace, Enjoy a glass of wine and the beauty of this release! 80854 Territorial Hwy, Eugene 97405
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. Register here. 
Sunday, September 24th

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

Sunday, October 29th  Talons, Tastings and Tidbits -- (5:00pm-8:00pm) at Venue 252. See Annual Benefit 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