We are reopen as of June 3rd, from 10am-4pm Tuesdays through Sundays!
Each of our lives has been impacted greatly over the last few months by the pandemic. With communities starting to open, we have been working toward a ‘new normal’ at the Raptor Center to help reduce the risk of transmission, and reduce the fear and anxiety associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Just getting you outside, with our beautiful birds, is step one!
Our guidelines for keeping us all safe are outlined below. 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.
And, boy! – we have missed you! We are excited about reopening and welcoming you back. With the help of our Avian Ambassadors, we hope you will reconnect with the world of raptors with great pleasure!
Purchase your reserved-time tickets here before your visit. To ensure adequate physical distancing, guest numbers are limited by time slot. If you need assistance with purchasing, please call 541-485-1320 x0.
Masks are required for visitors over 2 years old to help protect the safety of all of us. Even though you will be outside, our trails are narrow and the site does not allow us to make all trails one way. Wearing a mask is a gift to everyone and will help ensure our animal care team can continue to provide for the needs of our birds. For directions on how to make a face covering at home with a bandana click here.
NO Restrooms on site: Due to limited staff, time, and the need for frequent disinfecting to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in such tight quarters, we will not be able to provide public restrooms at this time.
Please observe our signage. One-way paths, signs, and recyclable maps are being implemented to improve the ability to keep physical distancing guidelines.
Added Personal Safety Measures: Staff will be wearing masks (except when working with the birds); there will be plexiglass barriers at check-in, and both hand sanitizer and hand washing stations are available. Physical distancing will be encouraged by signage. Regular sanitizing of high touch spaces is being conducted.
No Picnics at the Raptor Center and we encourage visitors to restrict groups to one household in front of any single enclosure at a time.
No Family Nature Discovery Days or Raptor Camp, see below information on our virtual plans for June 6th!
Our Gift Shop will remain closed as the space is small and there is no way to disinfect items after touching. You can order your Raptor Gear online here OR window shop and purchase directly from our greeter, stationed at the doorway.
We so appreciate your helping us to maintain state and county guidelines. Only if we prevent a resurgence in COVID-19 cases can we all continue our path to a more normal lifestyle.