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Gold & Platinum Level Adopters of Opa:

The Wilde Family • Lucie Siu • Denise Egri & Serge Faumont • Mr. Marmot • In memory of Winter • Emma Jean Sherwood • In memory of Catfish • Jan Ebi-Deprey • In memory of Werner Ehlhardt • Mountain Rose Herbs

Opa came into human care in June 2005, when she was about three weeks old. Although she does not meet guests outside her aviary, she is very comfortable being observed while inside her home and participates in positive reinforcement training. Every day, she practices essential ambassador skills like flying to a scale and voluntarily stepping into her crate.

Western Screech-Owls are a common species but can be very difficult to see in the wild due to their amazing camouflage and their silent flight. Listen for them at dusk or dawn making their distinctive “bouncing ball” call – a series of 6-10 short hoots which start slowly and speed up. Lucky visitors may hear Opa making this call in the early evening hours or when she sees one of her trainers.

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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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