We are open again as of June 3rd, from 10am-4pm Tuesday through Sunday!
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!
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.
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!
— Ticketing is now ONLINE with timeslot reservations to help us monitor visitor numbers and ensure adequate distancing. If you need assistance with purchasing, please call 541-485-1320 x 0.
— Masks 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. For directions on how to make a simple face covering at home with a bandana, click here.
— 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.