We are closed again as of November 17th until December 2nd, 2020.
Due to the Governor’s recommendations, we are closed again to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It’s possible that we may have to extend closing past that date. Decisions at the state level are driven by data. Thus, as knowledge changes, behavior must follow. Each of our lives has been impacted greatly over the last nine months by the pandemic and we emphathize! Just getting you outside, with our beautiful birds, is step one! When we reopen, we will once again have practices in place to help reduce the risk of transmission, and reduce the fear and anxiety associated with the COVID-19.
See below for our updated visiting guidelines. The safety of ALL is something we take very seriously. Without a healthy staff and volunteer animal care team, the well-being of birds in our care is at risk. To minimize that risk, we are especially focused on keeping YOU safe while here. This is why we are asking for your help in complying with these guidelines during your visit.
— Ticketing is ONLINE with timed reservations to help us monitor visitor numbers and ensure adequate distancing. Timing is specified for entering, not exiting. We encourage to spend as much time here as you’d like. If you need assistance with purchasing, please call 541-485-1320 x 0.
— Face masks or face coverings are required for visitors over 2 years old to help us protect each other. Even though our center is outdoors, some trails are narrow and the site layout does not permit all paths to be made one-way. Oregon Health Authority’s guidelines mandate the use of medical grade face masks or face coverings. Face coverings are a cloth, polypropylene, paper or other face covering that covers the nose and the mouth and that rests snugly above the nose, below the mouth, and on the sides of the face. The following are not face coverings because they allow droplets to be released: a covering that incorporates a valve that is designed to facilitate easy exhalation, mesh masks, lace masks or other coverings with openings, holes, visible gaps in the design or material, or vents. Face shields are not recommended alone, though in some, this may be medically necessary.
— NO restrooms on site. Due to limited staff and the need for very frequent disinfecting to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in tight quarters, we will not be able to provide public restrooms at this time. There is a portable toilet available at the trailhead across the street.
— Please observe traffic flow signage and give others space. Follow one-way signs, yield to others on narrow paths, and remain at least 6 feet from other groups.
— No picnics on site.
— The interior of our Visitor Center will be closed, as the space is too small to allow proper physical distancing. However, you can still purchase anything in our gift shop inventory – just ask the greeter for assistance! – or order your raptor gear from our online store.
— Our Added Personal Safety Measures: Staff and volunteers will all be wearing masks indoors and out (except when working with certain birds). We are also utilizing hand sanitizer and handwashing stations, a plexiglass barrier at check-in, and recyclable maps. High-touch surfaces are being sanitized regularly throughout the day.