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Adopters of Parker:

Siena Buchanan • Karen Myers • Greg Lusby & Christi Van Deusen • Lisa, Dave, & Oliver DiLuna • Parker Bittner • Nancy Edmonson • Monica Kundl • Hank Barrong • Theo Goodnight • Parker Charbonneau • Monte Iadanza • The Kane Family • Billy & Salli Raje • Ed Sakai in loving memory of Leslie Nunn Sakai •  Sherry Wilde • Mountain Rose Herbs

Parker was brought to our wildlife hospital in 2017 as a fledgling by well-intentioned but misguided community members who had found him out of the nest and hand-reared him. Upon arriving, he immediately exhibited uncommon behavior for a wild bird, showing no fear of humans and tolerating exams unusually well. He joined Cascades’ ambassador team in the summer of that same year.

Parker is a quick learner with an affable personality, eager to share his personal space with some staff members. For exercise and fun, he works with his trainers on his hovering skill, a natural behavior that American Kestrels use in the wild while hunting in open fields.

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

32275 Fox Hollow Rd.
Eugene, OR 97405


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