Founded in 1987, the Cascades Raptor Center is a non-profit raptor rehabilitation hospital and nature center in Eugene, Oregon, that strives to foster an understanding of birds of prey and why it’s crucial to preserve our forests and wildlife.

Along with education, the primary mission of Eugene’s Cascades Raptor Center is to rescue, rehabilitate and ultimately release ailing, wounded and orphaned raptors (birds of prey) and other wildlife. The center accomplishes this with the latest state-of-the-art medical treatment and care.

The Cascades Raptor Center houses 60 birds of prey from 33 species, including:


  • Barn Owl
  • Barred Owl
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Great Gray Owl
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Long-eared Owl
  • Northern Pygmy Owl
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl
  • Northern Spotted Owl
  • Short-eared Owl
  • Snowy Owl
  • Western Screech Owl


  • Turkey Vulture


  • Bald Eagle
  • Golden Eagle
  • Osprey
  • Hawks
    • Cooper's Hawk
    • Ferruginous Hawk
    • Northern Goshawk
    • Northern Harrier
    • Red-shouldered Hawk
    • Red-tailed Hawk
    • Rough-legged Hawk
    • Swainson's Hawk


    • American Crow
    • Black-billed Magpie
    • Raven


    • American Kestrel
    • Merlin
    • Gyrfalcon
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Prairie Falcon


    • White-Tailed Kites


    The Cascades Raptor Center not only brings these majestic creatures into local schools and to some particular public events, but also has a beautiful home on a shady, peaceful hillside on the southeast side of Eugene that’s open to the public.

    The Center’s hours and admission fees are as follows:

    • Public Visitation: Tuesday - Sunday
    • Winter Hours: (November - March), Noon – 5:00 p.m.
    • Handler Talks: Sat & Sun @ 1:00 p.m.
    • Summer Hours: (April - October), 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Admission Fees:

    • Adults: $7
    • Teens/Seniors: $6
    • Children under 12: $4
    • FREE to Members Click to Join

    Groups: Call 541-485-1320 for an appointment and special rates

    The Cascades Raptor Center’s mailing address is: 32275 Fox Hollow Road in Eugene, OR 97405. Click here for directions to the center.