Cascades Raptor Center staff is very excited to introduce the newest member of the raptor ambassador team, Jake, a one-year-old male Peregrine Falcon! Jake was hatched in the spring of 2019 at a facility in Montana that specializes in breeding raptors for the sport of falconry. At 19 days of age, he moved to Florence, MT to join the education and falconry team at Raptors of the Rockies, headed by raptor educator, wildlife photographer, author and falconer, Kate Davis. Jake got off to an amazing start in education, recording 43 programs in a mere 6 months! However, due to some health concerns that Kate believed that staff here at Cascades Raptor Center could manage and overcome, Jake joined the Center in February 2020. As Jake acclimates to his new teammates (both human and avian) and is monitored closely by medical staff, he continues to build his skills as an ambassador. We are excited to see him become a superstar educator and ambassador for Peregrine Falcons here in Eugene!
Adoptive “Parents” of Jake:
In loving memory of Michael Wiederhold • Ben Comfort • Omar