Bushtit perched on an Oregon Grape bush

Demonstration Projects: Walking our Talk

Bird Alliance of Oregon’s plans to upgrade our campus provide an exciting opportunity to walk our talk by integrating Bird Safe, Lights Out, Green Roof, and Backyard Habitat Certification Program demonstration projects into our facilities showcasing how they can incorporate green elements into their own homes, yards, businesses, and beyond.

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Bird Alliance of Oregon monument sign

Reimagining Our Signage and Educational Displays

The current signage and displays at our sanctuary have served us well for years, but they are overdue for an upgrade. Many are faded, some are broken, and the messaging needs to be updated. A small team, made up of representatives from Education, Conservation, Sanctuaries, our Board Equity Committee, and Communications, have joined together to reimagine what new signage and interpretive displays could look and feel like, and we’re excited by the possibilities.

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Dr. Connie Lo treating a raptor in the WCC

The Future of the Wildlife Care Center’s Veterinary Care

The new Wildlife Care Center will significantly advance both the quality and type of medical care we are able to offer our patients. By adding a surgical suite, laboratory space and equipment, on-demand oxygen, and a larger radiology space, we will drastically improve patient outcomes, leading to more injured and orphaned wildlife heading back into the wild.

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A Bald Eagle flies out of a white enclosure in a field full of yellow flowers.

Wildlife Care Center: Past, Present, and Future

William Finley understood something when he founded Bird Alliance of Oregon in 1902 that remains an essential part of how we approach conservation today: Having empathy and appreciation for the wild animals that surround us is often the first step toward developing a conservation ethic. The new building will allow us to do so much more for the animals, and engage so many more people in the life-changing experience of helping a wild animal.

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The Canada Goslings huddled around each other inside their brooder, they appear red because of their heat lamp that directly provides support to them throughout the day and night.

Patient of the Week: Let Canada Goslings Stay Wild

Every spring, we receive orphaned Canada Goslings at the Wildlife Care Center. We care for them while scouting for appropriate adoptive families. Canada Goose parents are quite caring and communal, and will adopt babies that are the same size as theirs if they join the “line up.” This allows us to always send healthy goslings back out to be raised in the wild, giving them their best chance at survival, with the unparalleled care and knowledge an adult goose can provide.

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A photo of a flock of Sandhill Cranes in flight.

Planned Giving: Gifts from the Heart

Bird Alliance of Oregon would not have the reach, influence, or ability to do the quality work we do in conservation and education today without the legacy gifts of the people who came before us. It’s that simple. Without these gifts we could do less for the environment, touch fewer human lives, and care for fewer wild animals.

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