Wildlife Care Center
Our wildlife rehabilitation program originated nearly 70 years ago, when Lillian Post Eliot, wife of our first sanctuary caretaker, began caring for injured and orphaned birds in the caretaker's residence. Now, with the help of 100 dedicated volunteers, we rehabilitate 3,500 animals each year.
Hours of operation: 7 days a week 9am-5pm
Telephone number: 503.292.0304
We would like to talk to you before you bring injured wildlife to the Wildlife Care Center. Please call first. Should you reach our voicemail system, please try back in a few minutes. And thanks for your concern about wildlife!
Currently in the Wildlife Care Center: See some of the animals currently being treated.
Recent and Upcoming Releases: Periodically the Care Center announces releases of wild animals back to the wild. It is a great opportunity to see and lean about some of our urban wildlife species up close. Bring the whole family! Follow this link to read about both upcoming and past releases.
Stories about some of the animals treated at our center: Learn more about some of the animals that have come through our Wildlife Care Center.
Wildlife Care Center Research and Statistics: The Wildlife Care Center provides a huge repository of data on the problems affecting urban wildlife populations. The 3,000+ animals we treat each year can tell us much about what we need to do to better live with urban wildlife.
Meet our Educational Birds: Julio, the Great Horned Owl, Ruby, the Turkey Vulture, Jack Sparrowhawk, the American Kestrel, Finnegan, the Peregrine Falcon, Hazel, the Northern Spotted Owl and Syd, the Red-tailed Hawk.