Tyee was found in a school yard in Corvallis, Oregon, in January of 1997. We are unsure of the cause of his injuries, but he had damage to his flight muscles and puncture wounds in his shoulder. Neither medical care nor rehabilitation were able to help him fly well enough for life in the wild – the rigors of hunting or long migrations would be too much. Rough-legged Hawks breed in the Arctic and over-winter in some places in the lower 48 states – such as the Willamette Valley. Tyee joined the Cascades Raptor Center’s Education Team in August 1997 after his rehabilitation and prefers to spend his time relaxing and taking in the views of the Ridgeline Trail.
Adoptive “Parents” of Tyee:
Patty Ann’s Pet Project • John & Linda Cummens