Raptor Discovery Program

Redtail Hawk in the Raptor Discovery Program

Photo by Jim Appleton.

The Raptor Discovery Program provides free education about birds of prey for adults and children of all ages through the cooperative efforts of the Rowena Wildlife Clinic, Wildlife Rescue of the Gorge, and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. These non-profit organizations, working under U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, care for and train non-releasable, disabled raptors for educational purposes.


The programs will introduce you to live raptors and the unique attributes of each fascinating species. You will learn about the challenges of declining habitat, the hazards of toxic substances, and the dangers of everyday modern debris to the survival of these majestic ambassadors from the wild.

Great Horned Owl

Photo by Jim Appleton.

Programs are available at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. To schedule a program at the Discovery Center, contact Bambi Foy at 541-296-8600, ext 210.