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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife

Cazadero

Learn About Cazadero

  • Classification: Bird
  • Species: Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 30yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 15yrs
  • Wingspan: 3-4ft
  • Weight: 1-2lbs
  • Range in the Wild: continental US up to Canada and Alaska
  • Habitat in the Wild: Open country, forests
    • Diet in the Wild: small reptiles, rodents, songbirds, game fowl
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: rodents, poultry, donated meats, venison
    • Gender: Male
    • Lives In: Birds of Prey Center

Caz was formerly a resident at Hawk Haven in Estacada. When the facility closed, he was transferred to WLI. He is blind in his left eye, so he and roommate Beauty (who is blind on the right side) usually sit side by side with their good eyes facing outward, allowing them to have all sides covered. Cazadero is a standard morph, or color, of red- tailed hawk, highlighting the significance of Beauty’s unique coloration when they’re side by side.

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11845 Lower River Rd., Grants Pass, OR 97526
P.O. Box 36, Merlin OR 97532

Please make a reservation for your tour as you must be accompanied by a tour guide to visit!

  • Hours: 9AM - 5PM
  • Guided Tours: Every hour on the hour
  • Adults $14 | Seniors $12
  • Children (ages 4-13) $7
  • Children ages 3 and under by donation

Our Mission: Saving Wildlife

In this pursuit we aim to:

  • Involve people to share in our mission.
  • Educate people about the personal benefits of taking care of wildlife and the environment entrusted to our care.
  • Inspire people to make positive changes improving the world for wildlife.

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With over 80 animal ambassadors, and over 1,000 sick injured and orphaned animals brought to our center each year - every dollar counts. We rely solely on people like yourself to support the work we do.

We receive no State or Federal funding and depend entirely on private funds to carry out our Mission.