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Guided tours offered daily!

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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife


Learn About Sage

  • Classification: Bird
  • Species: Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 20-30yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 8-15yrs
  • Wingspan: 4-5ft
  • Weight: 2-5lbs
  • Range in the Wild: Western contiguous US, Northern Mexico
  • Habitat in the Wild: Open prairie, shrubland
    • Diet in the Wild: small to medium mammals, esp. prairie dogs, jackrabbits, ground squirrels
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: rodents, poultry, donated meats
    • Gender: Female
    • Lives In: Birds of Prey Center

Sage is a regular member of our education ambassador team that teaches the public about her species. While she hasn’t yet laid any eggs, starting in early spring 2013, she has exhibited some very obvious brooding behavior (a common pattern of behavior in mothering birds) which makes her more than a little cranky. She can be food aggressive which makes us especially cautious at feeding time. Sage is also known to drool excessively in hot weather.

Visit Us

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.