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Meet Our Education Birds

Meet our seven educational birds!

Jack the American Kestrel - Arran Edmonstone
Jack the American Kestrel - Arran Edmonstone

The Audubon Society of Portland's Wildlife Care Center provides a permanent home for several non-releasable native birds. Each of them came to us with an injury so severe the birds would have been unable to survive in the wild. They now serve as ambassadors for their species and Audubon in local classrooms and at events. The birds are listed below by species - click their species names to learn about each education bird and its physiology, appearance, behavior and more.

Common RavenAmerican Kestrel 

Great Horned Owl | Turkey Vulture

Sponsor a Wild Thing

Sponsoring one of these birds is a great way to learn more about the incredible creatures, while at the same time helping us meet their food, medical, and housing needs! In turn, these birds act as ambassadors for their species and for the Audubon Society of Portland, in classrooms and at events.

When you sponsor one of the Audubon Society of Portland's "Wild Things," you are providing care and treatment for our resident native birds and helping the sick, injured and orphaned native wild animals that are treated in our Wildlife Care Center. Become the proud sponsor of one or more of our six non-releasable Wild Things!

With your tax deductible adoption, as a Wild Thing Sponsor you will receive: A beautiful color photo of your bird, a collectible Wild Thing button featuring your bird, a genuine Wild Thing Sponsor Certificate, a personal history of your sponsored bird, general information on the species, information about helping injured wildlife, and recognition on our Wild Thing sponsor board in the Wildlife Care Center.

Your support will help provide:

Sponsor Button
  • Food - we provide a natural, species specific diet for each bird
  • Health care - every bird gets an annual exam, routine diagnostic tests, vaccinations and any special care needed
  • Bird-handler training - each bird handler goes through extensive training to learn about behavior, natural history and legal issues
  • Housing - each bird has a safe, appropriate cage that is cleaned and inspected daily
  • Accessories and equipment - each bird needs appropriate jesses, perches, handling gloves and traveling cases

You may Sponsor a Wild Thing online, or fill out a brochure and send to: Membership Department, Audubon Society of Portland, 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97210

Ruby the Turkey Vulture - Tinsley Hunsdorfer
Ruby the Turkey Vulture - Tinsley Hunsdorfer
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