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Call of the Wild Auction

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When: Feb 12, 2017 09:00 AM to Mar 06, 2017 09:00 AM

Call of the Wild is an annual auction that benefits the operation of the Wildlife Care Center at Portland Audubon.

From Bald Eagles to songbirds to baby beavers, the Audubon Society of Portland’s Wildlife Care Center takes in about 3,000 orphaned or injured native animals each year and works to rehabilitate them for release in the wild. To help pay for the cost of care for our wild neighbors and to educate thousands of members of the public about peacefully coexisting with wildlife, we are pleased to present our 7th annual Call of the Wild Auction filled with exciting experiences for the nature-loving adventurer in all of us! 

View auction items and place your bids from February 12 through March 6.

Here are just a few of the unique experiences to bid on:

California Condor - Oregon Zoo
California Condor - Oregon Zoo

Rare behind-the-scenes tour of the Oregon Zoo’s California Condor Recovery Facility 

Experience a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the Oregon Zoo’s California Condor Recovery Facility. Head condor keeper Kelli Walker will take you and your party on a fascinating tour that highlights the extensive effort that goes into the recovery of a species. You will see the condor facility's incubation room, camera set-up, rearing-by-puppet room and the condor barns.

This is an amazing opportunity - the Oregon Zoo's California condor breeding program is one of only four in the country. Through this exceptional and rare tour, you will experience the dedication and passion that this magnificent species inspires.

Participants will:

  • Receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Oregon Zoo’s Condor Recovery Facility

Breitenbush Hotsprings Getaway

Breitenbush is a remote forest retreat of timeless natural beauty, blessed with abundant hot springs, a glacier-fed river and surrounding mountains, where you will discover a vast and personal connection with the natural world in any season. Soak in The Meadow Pools lined in smooth river rocks or the four Spiral Hot Tubs of varying temperature. Sleep in a cabin in the forest and enjoy delicious vegetarian meals.

Participants will:

  • Receive a $224 certificate that can be used mid-week toward a one night stay for 2 or a two night stay for 1

  • Enjoy lodging in a cabin, 3 vegetarian meals and 24 hour access to soaking pools and sauna

Release a Raptor Back Into the Wild

Experience the joy of returning one of nature's most magnificent creatures back to the wild!

Every year, Audubon's Wildlife Care Center treats more than 3,000 injured or orphaned wild animals; nearly 400 of them are raptors, also known as Birds of Prey. The ultimate goal of the Wildlife Care Center is to rehabilitate every raptor received and, when possible, to release it back to its natural habitat.

Participants will:

  • Release a rehabilitated raptor back to the wild

Don’t miss out! Bid heartily and help save wild animals at the Wildlife Care Center.

                            
Bald Eagle Willamette Release
Photo by Tom Schmid

 

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