UPDATE: WE ARE STILL CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR TOURS DUE TO HPAI (HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA). WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SONGBIRDS & MAMMALS. INJURED RAPTORS & SCAVENGERS WILL BE EVALUATED AT THE LOCATION FOUND BEFORE DETERMINING IF WE CAN ADMIT IT TO OUR FACILITY. WE ARE STILL NOT TAKING ANY WATERBIRDS OR SHOREBIRDS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING & HELPING US KEEP ALL OF OUR EDUCATIONAL AMBASSADOR BIRDS SAFE.
You may have heard that Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been sweeping westward across the country this year. This is an extremely contagious strain of the avian influenza virus for birds & evidence suggests that it is nearly 100% fatal for raptors. It is easily transmitted between birds & the infection rates seen in other parts of the country have been staggering. Unfortunately, as of this week HPAI has reached Oregon. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, Badger Run is temporarily suspending ALL patient admissions & tours. We will be reassessing weekly, but this may take a long time to pass. We will also be implementing other precautions to protect the valued members of our educational ambassador team. Our helpline will still be available to assist folks with wildlife questions they may have.
Our educational ambassador, Pippa the Barn Owl, striking a coy pose. Call us to book a tour (541.891.2052) & you’ll meet her along with other owls, hawks, eagles, & falcons. Remember, tours are by appointment only!