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Gold & Platinum Level Adopters of Kirby:

Del Adamson • Shannon Dennehy • Quinn & Tutu • In loving memory of Debbie McNamara • Janet McClennen & Tom Buckhouse • Hyster Financial Group • Kate Woolsey • Susan Hilton • Jordan, Sarah, & Perrin Huppert • Lino & Mana Uchiyama • Cameron Oetjen & Kara Marten • Clay, Jan, Braeden, & Aubrey Jamieson • Mountain Rose Herbs

Kirby was found as a fledgling in a workshop in Junction City, Oregon, in August of 2020. She was very thin, dehydrated, and tired, and had no fear of the wildlife hospital staff. She began begging for food from her caretakers and showed no recognition of the other American Kestrels with which she was being housed. Staff determined she had been illegally raised by a well-meaning but uninformed member of the public. It is essential to seek out professional help if you find an orphaned, injured, or ill wild animal.

Kestrels are the smallest species of falcon in North America. These tiny predators can often be seen over open fields in the Willamette Valley bobbing their tails as they look for their favorite prey items like grasshoppers, dragonflies, and small rodents.

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Cascades Raptor Center

Founded 1990
501(c)3 Non Profit
Fed ID 93-1038827

32275 Fox Hollow Rd.
Eugene, OR 97405


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