Donald M. Kerr Birds of Prey Center

Donald M.
Kerr Birds
of Prey Center

Get a close-up look at some of nature’s most spectacular predators – owls, hawks, eagles, falcons and even vultures. 

Every afternoon during our Bird of Prey Encounter, our wildlife staff introduces you to one of the birds in our care and sheds light on their way of life in the High Desert. You can also experience the awe and power of birds of prey in flight in our summer daily flight program, Raptors of the Desert Sky. Please check the Daily Schedule for the latest times.

All of the animals cared for at the Museum cannot be released to the wild. Most of them were rescued after being injured and many cannot fly. Other animals rely on us just to survive because they never learned how to hunt or avoid predators. When people take young animals from their parents, these animals become “imprinted” on humans and can no longer survive in the wild. Please help us feed and care for them through our Adopt an Animal program. It makes a great gift!

Avian Flu Precautions

You may have heard recently of the avian flu, which has now been detected in Oregon. This virus is highly contagious and dangerous for birds, although not for humans.

To help the raptors who live at the Museum stay healthy, we have moved them temporarily off exhibit. Please see them instead in our daily programs. Thank you for understanding.