skip to Main Content
Gold & Platinum Level Adopters of Padawan:

Abe Lawless • Susan Sullivan • Amy Morey • Eugene Garden Club • In memory of Michael Payne with love from Cassidy, Carsen, & Susan • The Compton Family • Amelia McCollister • Mountain Rose Herbs

Padawan came into human care as a nestling from Junction City, Oregon, in May of 2011. Although he was immediately placed with other young Barn Owls, it was obvious within a few days that there was something different about him. He did not demonstrate typical fear responses, even when the other nestlings were reacting strongly to the sight of people. It is suspected that he was illegally raised by a member of the public. He joined our ambassador team in the summer of that same year.

Padawan’s comfort around humans and his willingness to participate in choice-based training have led him to become a confident ambassador for his species. He can demonstrate the Barn Owl hunting style by hovering on silent wings and pouncing on objects with his feet.  He is also part of the free-flight team.

Spanish bird biographies by CrossCultural Now

Quick Links


My Account

Cascades Raptor Center

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

32275 Fox Hollow Rd.
Eugene, OR 97405


Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm (closed Mondays, except Monday Holidays such as Memorial Day and Labor Day)


Photos on this website may not be shared or used without explicit written consent from Cascades Raptor Center (CRC). Photos taken of any CRC resident bird may not be used for commercial purposes without CRC's written consent.