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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife

Miss Jefferson

Learn About Miss Jefferson

  • Classification: Bird
  • Species: Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 40-50 yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 20 yrs
  • Wingspan: 6-7.5ft
  • Weight: 9-13 lbs
  • Range in the Wild: Most of the Northern Hemisphere (excluding Mexico)
  • Habitat in the Wild: Mature forests and open bodies of water
    • Diet in the Wild: fish, carrion, waterfowl, small mammals
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: fish, poultry, venison
    • Gender: Female
    • Lives In: Eagle Flight

She was brought in to us as a young juvenile after falling (or being pushed) out of her nest. Both her wings were severely fractured, leaving her unable to fly more than a few feet at a time. She usually gets around by walking and hopping. At 13 pounds, she is the largest of all our bald eagles, and is definitely the most vocal! Since she was raised by humans after realizing there was no hope of release, she is very people-oriented. Favorite perching spots in Eagle Flight: tree trunk behind the blue spruce (in cold and/or rainy weather), or front left corner by the pond (when the sun is out).

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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.

We Need Your Help

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.