OTHER MAMMALS – All Posts

Mammels Found on the Olympic Pennisula Below is a list of mammals (excluding species that live in the ocean) that have been seen in Olympic National Park. Some of the species below, like river otters and beaver, may spend much of their life in water but den outside of...

RACCOONS – All Posts

Jazz Forever in Our Hearts Hello and Happy February to all of our Loyal Followers. It is with heavy heart I have to bring the news of a major loss to the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center. January 26th we lost our long time resident Raccoon "Jazmine"....

DEER and ELK- All Posts

Abondoned Fawns Fawns Are Not Abondoned Mother deer intentionally leave their fawns alone for hours at a time for their own protection and education. They only “abandon” them once humans take them. Leave fawns alone unless they are visibly injured or...

COYOTES and FOXES – All Posts

Goodbye Wiley Coyote This past Monday, June 12, 2017,  we said good-bye to our long time friend, Wiley the coyote. As a pup, he had wandered into a garage in Poulsbo. He was with Jaye for 14 years and was a huge part of the center, loved by all of us and will be...

BOBCATS – COUGAR – PUMA – LYNX – All Posts

Bobcats A Native American Cat The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American cat that appeared during the Irvingtonian stage of around 1.8 million years ago (AEO). Containing 12 recognized subspecies, it ranges from southern Canada to central Mexico, including most of...

OTHER BIRDS All Posts

Seagull with Dart One of our Followers was out at Ediz Hook today and saw this Seagull with a blow dart thru its leg. Here is what she told us about it. This Kind of thing is so uncalled for.  Makes me sad - Linda) I don’t know if you’ve already...

OTHER OWLS All Posts

Western Screech Owl Meet "Screech."  The Western Screech Owl (Megascops kennicottii) is a small owl native to North and Central America, closely related to the European Scops Owl and the North American Eastern Screech Owl. The scientific name...

FALCONS and HAWKS All Posts

Peregrine Falcon The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white...

EAGLES All Posts

Eagles Reunited Sparky, Recovered Bald Eagle Released, Reunited with Mate near Port Angeles PORT ANGELES — Sparky, the bald eagle electrocuted in March 2017 by a 7,200-volt power line west of Port Angeles, has been released back to the wild and returned to his...

BARRED OWLS All Posts

Barred Owls The Barred Owl (Strix varia) is a large typical owl native to North America. It goes by many other names, including Eight Hooter, Rain Owl, Wood Owl, and Striped Owl, but is probably best known as the Hoot Owl based on its call.   The adult is...