Learn More About the Birds and Animals
on the Olympic Peninsula

EAGLES

Eagles Reunited

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 mate.  “It was beautiful,” said Jaye Moore, executive director of the Sequim-based Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center. “We couldn’t have asked for anything better.”

Sparky Released

Moore and volunteers released Sparky on Saturday evening — Earth Day — on Walkabout Way, near where he was found March 12.

New 100ft Eagle Enclosure

We are thrilled to announce that our 100 foot eagle enclosure will be arriving in Port Townsend next weekend! Huge thank you to all of our volunteers, artists and musicians who gave their time and talent for our recent fundraiser, ‘100 Feet to Freedom’, which raised $5,000 toward our goal.

Bald Eagle Shot 12-15-2010

SEQUIM — A juvenile bald eagle shot near Beaver is under round-the-clock care, said a spokesman for the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center. The young male eagle was shot in the left wing, said Matthew Randazzo on Saturday.

Shooting a bald eagle is illegal. Both the wildlife center in Sequim and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife are seeking information about the person who shot the bird.

The eagle — a very young bird born this summer — was found in a field near Beaver on Wednesday, Randazzo said.

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FALCONS and HAWKS

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 underparts, and a black head. As is typical of bird-eating raptors, peregrine falcons are sexually dimorphic, females being considerably larger than males. The peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 320 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom.  According to a National Geographic TV programme, the highest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 242 mph.

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BARN OWLS

Barn Owls Info

The Barn Owl is a pale, long-winged, long-legged owl with a short squarish tail. Generally a medium-sized owl, there is considerable size variation across the subspecies.  The Barn Owl measures about 25–50 cm (9.8–20 in) in overall length, with a wingspan of some 75–110 cm (30–43 in).  Adult body mass is also variable, ranging from 187 to 800 g (6.6 to 28 oz), with the owls closer to the tropics being generally smaller.

Baby Season Is Here

Baby season has begun at the center! Our surrogate parents are doing a fantastic job, the barn and two barred owl babies are doing really well, as are the dozen ducklings and baby goose.

We are in need of donations to continue to take care of all these critters as well as those who will be coming in as we step into the busiest time of year.

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BARRED OWLS

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 40–63 cm (16–25 in) long with a 96–125 cm (38–49 in) wingspan. Weight in this species is 500 to 1050 grams

Barred Owl Weekend

Sequim – Two barred owls seriously injured in collisions with cars in late 2010 will be given another chance at life in the wild thanks to the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center. The Sequim-based wildlife rescue and rehabilitation nonprofit has announced that it will make the release of the two rehabilitated barred owls in Port Angeles and Port Townsend open to the public and media during the “Barred Owl Weekend” in April..

Baby Season Is Here

Baby season has begun at the center! Our surrogate parents are doing a fantastic job, the barn and two barred owl babies are doing really well, as are the dozen ducklings and baby goose.

We are in need of donations to continue to take care of all these critters as well as those who will be coming in as we step into the busiest time of year.

LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO

I Died Today

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OTHER OWLS

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 commemorates the American naturalist Robert Kennicott.

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OTHER BIRDS

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.

BOB CATS - COUGAR - PUMA - LYNX

Bobcats

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 the contiguous United States. The bobcat is an adaptable predator that inhabits wooded areas, as well as semidesert, urban edge, forest edge, and swampland environments.

Bobcat Kittens

Juvie Bobcats

These two were accidentally trapped in Clallam County. Ther wwer held at the NWRC for Observation and given LOTS of food and water so they could be released back to the wild.

Another Success Story ~~Linda

COYOTES and FOXES

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 deeply missed.
Wiley, you are free now. Thank you for the honor of allowing us to know, care for and love you. ♡
~M

Coyotes

The coyote is a canid native to North America. It is smaller than its close relative, the gray wolf, and slightly smaller than its other close relatives, the eastern wolf and the red wolf. The species is versatile and able to adapt to environments modified by humans. As human activity has altered the landscape, the coyote’s range has expanded. As of 2005, 19 coyote subspecies are recognized.

DEER and ELK

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 bleeding, and call us if you have any questions before interceding.

Roosevelt Elk

The Roosevelt Elk (Cervus Canademsosi), also known as the Olympic Elk is the largest of the four surviving subspecies of elk in North America.  They live in the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest and were introduced to Kodiak, Alaska’s Afognak and Raspberry Islands in 1928.  The desire to protect the elk was one of the primary forces behind the establishment of  the Mount Olympus National Monument, later named Olympic National Park, in 1090.

Black-tailed Deer

Deer are browsers. During the winter and early spring, they feed on Douglas-fir, western red cedar, red huckleberry, salal, deer fern, and lichens growing on trees. Late spring to fall, they consume grasses, blackberries, apples, fireweed, pearly everlasting, forbs, salmonberry, salal, and maple.

RACCOONS

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”. She was always so fun to be around and we will all miss her so much!! Fly with the Raccoon Angels, Girl!!! ~Lin

OTHER MAMMALS

Mammels Found on the Olympic Pennisula

Here 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 the water.