Chintimini Wildlife Center

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Normally when we have had Tree Swallow fledglings fall out of the nest and not ready to fly we put them back in their birdhouse. Today the only one (two siblings died) that survived the heat was on the ground and out of the nest. I haven't seen the parents come to feed the baby...he's close to flying but needs a few more days. IF I put him back in his nest there are some sparrows flying in and out of his birdhouse. I know they will kill the babies. What to do? If I leave him on the ground we have a lot of cats in the neighborhood :( Thanks.
The $1000.00 donation the email attached was changed to [email protected].
Appeared in my yard 2 days ago left a couple of messages
Can some one come after them? No sign of adults
I just made a donation to help the eagle and ensure you can continue your good rescue work. God Bless.
How is the Raven doing?
Raising much needed funds for my favorite place! Please support/share if you can ๐Ÿฅฐ
We called this guy LBW (long bill woodpecker). He was looking very distressed and sickly today. He was so lethargic my husband walked up behind him, picked him up off the post where he was clinging. We put him in in a box, called CWC and had him there within the hour. I know he will get the care he needs. Good luck LBW, come home soon!
The Chintimini Wildlife Center is one of many resources I share in this article to help out kids going to school from home (and their parents).

Check out the article for more suggestions!
FYI. Posted 7/11 approx. 11:15am
My son and his friend, rescued some baby barn swallows, that fell 20 feet from our barn. We brought them to Chintimini, so they could feed them and take care of them. We just got to release them today , back on our farm! Thank you again Chintimini, for taking such great care of them!
Happy Day to all the little ones who you're taking care of today...
I haven't been out to donate fish to y'all for around 6 yrs. Health issues, however I'm back to fishing and wondered if y'all still accepted fish donations. In the past we froze them and we had a dozen or so fish we brought them to you. May we do this again? We brought trout, catfish and Lg. Mouth bass mostly.

Chintimini Wildlife Center is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), wildlife rehabilitation and education center, primarily volunteer, public service organization serving western Oregon.

Phone: 541-745-5324 Chintimini Wildlife Center is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), primarily volunteer, public service organization serving western Oregon. CWC admits over 1,600 patients each year. We are run entirely off donations. All donations are tax-deductible. To make a donation, please visit our website. CWC provides several education programs including Summer Camps, Live Birds of Prey Presentations, and other programs. Please visit our website for more information.

Operating as usual

07/10/2021

Avian Ambassadors: Penny the American Kestrel

Have you met Penny yet? Penny serves as our American Kestrel ambassador here at Chintimini Wildlife Center. She may not be large but she is in charge!

For a chance to meet her up close, you can schedule a Wild Encounter right on our website: https://chintiminiwildlife.org/events-and-programs/

Check out Mike Bennett Art's video featuring our beloved Penny!

07/09/2021

In early June, a young Great Blue Heron was found on the ground after they fell from their nest. The heron was significantly injured and was taken to the Oregon Coast Aquarium for triage before they were transferred to our facility. The heron's left wing (humerus) was severely fractured and required surgical pinning by our staff veterinarian, Dr. Peterson, as well as antibiotics, pain relievers, and anti-inflammation medications.

The good news? Great Blue Heron #1045 has had all surgical hardware removed and is receiving laser therapy while they recover. They are eating well, growing rapidly, and remain cautious of humans! The heron is housed in an enclosure with plenty of room to move around and has minimal contact with people. As the heron continues to mature, they'll eventually be moved to a larger outdoor enclosure.

It frequently takes a network of wildlife centers to collaboratively care for Oregon's injured, ill, or orphaned wildlife. We are grateful to our partners throughout the state who make this work possible!

In early June, a young Great Blue Heron was found on the ground after they fell from their nest. The heron was significantly injured and was taken to the Oregon Coast Aquarium for triage before they were transferred to our facility. The heron's left wing (humerus) was severely fractured and required surgical pinning by our staff veterinarian, Dr. Peterson, as well as antibiotics, pain relievers, and anti-inflammation medications.

The good news? Great Blue Heron #1045 has had all surgical hardware removed and is receiving laser therapy while they recover. They are eating well, growing rapidly, and remain cautious of humans! The heron is housed in an enclosure with plenty of room to move around and has minimal contact with people. As the heron continues to mature, they'll eventually be moved to a larger outdoor enclosure.

It frequently takes a network of wildlife centers to collaboratively care for Oregon's injured, ill, or orphaned wildlife. We are grateful to our partners throughout the state who make this work possible!

07/08/2021

Avian Ambassadors: Dyami the Bald Eagle

We hope you are all enjoying Mike Bennett's Avian Ambassador series featuring our very own resident raptors!

Mike Bennett Art shared Dyami's story on the 4th of July (naturally!) but the message is still the same today and everyday - we must take care of our planet along with the creatures we share it with!

Photos from Chintimini Wildlife Center's post 07/08/2021

We'd like to extend a thank you to these awesome youth volunteers with Youth Volunteer Corps of Corvallis Oregon-YVC for all the work they did in our garden area! YVC volunteers spent week 2 of their Summer of Service helping out at our nature center, Maxtivityโ€™s Messy Art Camp and Green Acre Farms Sanctuary. They are all doing great work out in the community!

07/07/2021

Avian Ambassadors: Cricket the Swainson's Hawk

Cricket doesn't get a lot of time in the spotlight; she would much rather uphold her independent nature and lurk in the shadows. Her trainers describe her as quite bold and opinionated!

Did you know Swainsonโ€™s Hawks will voraciously eat locusts and grasshoppers where they are available? Her name is very fitting!

Check out our next Avian Ambassador created by Mike Bennett Art

07/06/2021

Avian Ambassadors: Bo the Barn Owl

Mike Bennett Art is at it again! Mike's A to Zoo public artwork displays combine fun and education for people of all ages and we are SO excited he added our Avian Ambassadors to his amazing projects! He's painted bugs, planets, and lots of exciting creatures - have you been following along on his page? We've been sharing the videos on our stories but we'll be posting them as well because we don't want you to miss any of them!

First up? It's Bo, the Barn Owl!

Photos from Chintimini Wildlife Center's post 07/05/2021

We would like to thank Alsea Hatchery for their generous donation of more than 320 pounds of fish! Our many fish-eating wildlife patients are most grateful ๐ŸŸ

Alsea Hatchery operates through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and produces both winter steelhead and rainbow trout. To learn more about tours and visiting hours check out their website! https://myodfw.com/alsea-hatchery-visitors-guide

07/04/2021

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday weekend ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday weekend ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

07/02/2021

Bald Eagle #1030 Release

Bald Eagle #1030 was found less than a month ago near the local landfill; this is the second eagle found in the same area about a week apart. She appeared to be suffering from toxicosis, including temporary blindness, and secondarily collided into a home window and was found stunned on the home owner's porch overnight.

With fluid therapy, supportive care, and medication the female eagle regained both her sight and her flight. As we watched her exit the carrier and take flight to the open skies we all felt a continued sense of hope and renewed inspiration. Her second chance at living life in the wild was made possible by the homeowner who rescued her, the staff and volunteers who provided immediate and daily care for her, and our community of supporters who make our work possible.

07/01/2021

Our education team has been collaborating with the super talented Mike Bennett Art to create a fun new project featuring our resident ambassadors! We've been anxiously waiting to see the finished project (starting today) and Mike does not disappoint! You'll want to check out our stories and follow Mike's IG to watch the daily release of a series of videos featuring Penny, Bo, Ferdinand, and the rest of the gang ๐Ÿฆ‰

Mike Bennett is a Portland-based artist who creates family friendly art displays for the community to enjoy. His artwork features themes like sea creatures, bugs, the solar system, animal alphabets, and more. Especially during the pandemic, his art has inspired joy and creativity to people of all ages.

We are so happy to have partnered with Mike and hope you'll check back each day to see more of his Avian Ambassador series. If you're in the Portland area, you can see this lawn zoo displayed in person (check out his page for details). Later this summer you'll have a chance to view the display right here at Chintimini Wildlife Center!

Our education team has been collaborating with the super talented Mike Bennett Art to create a fun new project featuring our resident ambassadors! We've been anxiously waiting to see the finished project (starting today) and Mike does not disappoint! You'll want to check out our stories and follow Mike's IG to watch the daily release of a series of videos featuring Penny, Bo, Ferdinand, and the rest of the gang ๐Ÿฆ‰

Mike Bennett is a Portland-based artist who creates family friendly art displays for the community to enjoy. His artwork features themes like sea creatures, bugs, the solar system, animal alphabets, and more. Especially during the pandemic, his art has inspired joy and creativity to people of all ages.

We are so happy to have partnered with Mike and hope you'll check back each day to see more of his Avian Ambassador series. If you're in the Portland area, you can see this lawn zoo displayed in person (check out his page for details). Later this summer you'll have a chance to view the display right here at Chintimini Wildlife Center!

Grant for Harmonious Living between Farmers and Wildlife - The Corvallis Advocate 07/01/2021

Grant for Harmonious Living between Farmers and Wildlife - The Corvallis Advocate

Grant for Harmonious Living between Farmers and Wildlife - The Corvallis Advocate In an effort to foster the coexistence of agriculture and wildlife, the Benton County Agriculture and Wildlife Protection Program will be offering grants to agricultural operations for the installation of non-lethal wildlife deterrents. Applicants for the grant are asked to fill out an application f...

Chintimini Wildlife Center - Kathleen Dodge on Big Blend Radio 06/30/2021

Chintimini Wildlife Center - Kathleen Dodge on Big Blend Radio

Kathleen, our Raptor Education Director, was featured on a podcast earlier this month with Big Blend Radio and Magazines . Nancy & Lisa found an injured animal during their travels through Oregon and discovered our Center when looking for a place who could help.

We hope you'll take a listen!

Chintimini Wildlife Center - Kathleen Dodge on Big Blend Radio Recorded onsite, this episode of Big Blend Radio's Nature Connection Show features Kathleen Dodge, Raptor Education Director at Chintimini Wildlife Center in Corvalis, Oregon. Chintimini treats the urgent and often life-threatening needs of animals harmed or orphaned by human activity through their....

06/29/2021

Songbird Release

Some of our smallest patients have grown up and are being released! Each of the birds in this basket - a Red-breasted Nuthatch and a few Bewick's Wrens - came to us orphaned and in need of care. Watching them grow up before our eyes and take flight in the wild is extraordinarily sweet.

Closure update: June 28, 2021 - Chintimini Wildlife Center 06/28/2021

Closure update: June 28, 2021 - Chintimini Wildlife Center

๐™๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™– ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™œ๐™œ๐™ก๐™š, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™ข๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ, ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™›๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฉ. One note we received last week, accompanied by a donation, reads: โ€œI realize this is small, but I want to help.โ€ When we step back, it is easy to see that there are so many people helping us, each in their own โ€œsmallโ€ way.

Please visit our blog (see link below) to read more about our temporary closure.

Closure update: June 28, 2021 - Chintimini Wildlife Center As we continue to build our capacity and work tirelessly to re-open, we ask for your continued support and patience. We are looking forward to reopening as soon as we possibly can.

06/14/2021

Due to a recent influx in injured and orphaned animals from the Salem area, we have reached capacity and are temporarily closed to new wildlife patient admissions. Additionally, due to high call volume, we are unable to provide advice or give patient updates at this time.

We understand that this is frustrating to members of our community who have encountered a wild animal in need of care. Please refer to the resources we've linked here, which are provided by the Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW): https://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/rehabilitation/index.asp

We are working to re-open as quickly as we can, and will update our website, social media, and phone lines at that time. Thank you for your understanding, and thank you for caring about wildlife.

Due to a recent influx in injured and orphaned animals from the Salem area, we have reached capacity and are temporarily closed to new wildlife patient admissions. Additionally, due to high call volume, we are unable to provide advice or give patient updates at this time.

We understand that this is frustrating to members of our community who have encountered a wild animal in need of care. Please refer to the resources we've linked here, which are provided by the Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW): https://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/rehabilitation/index.asp

We are working to re-open as quickly as we can, and will update our website, social media, and phone lines at that time. Thank you for your understanding, and thank you for caring about wildlife.

Press Release: June 8, 2021 - Chintimini Wildlife Center 06/11/2021

Press Release: June 8, 2021 - Chintimini Wildlife Center

Please see our most recent press release regarding the significant increase in patient intakes and high call volume. We ask for your patience as we work hard to do our best to field all calls and provide medical attention & care to wildlife patients. We are prioritizing the most urgent of issues and cannot provide patient updates at this time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Press Release: June 8, 2021 - Chintimini Wildlife Center Chintimini Wildlife Center exceeds capacity for first time in three decades after closure of neighboring facilities; Increased demand endangers operation Corvallis, OR: Chintimini Wildlife Center (CWC), the last operational โ€œall-speciesโ€ wildlife rehabilitation center in the Willamette Valley fr...

Photos from Chintimini Wildlife Center's post 06/11/2021

A Bald Eagle needing rescue was discovered by employees at the local landfill last week. The eagle was found on the ground, with a compound fracture to the right wing and significant signs of dehydration. Our staff veterinarian, Dr. Peterson, was able to perform surgery the same day and after receiving fluid therapy and medications, the eagle is recovering in our ICU. The prognosis is still guarded and the eagle is experiencing GI issues - we don't know how long they were feeding at the landfill or what was ingested during that time. They will continue to receive fluids and feeding assistance until that issue is resolved.

We would like to thank Republic Services for their assistance in rescuing Bald Eagle #0921!

Agriculture & Wildlife Protection Program 06/08/2021

Agriculture & Wildlife Protection Program

The Benton County Agriculture and Wildlife Protection Program (AWPP) is now accepting grant applications!

Every year, the AWPP awards grant funds up to $5,000 for the purchase of non-lethal wildlife deterrents to protect livestock and crops. The goal? To encourage the proactive use of non-lethal animal damage deterrents in an effort to foster the coexistence of agriculture, livestock and wildlife in Benton County.

Grant applications close July 30, 2021. To learn more about the program or to apply for a grant, see below:

https://co.benton.or.us/awpp

Agriculture & Wildlife Protection Program In June 2017, the Benton County Budget Committee approved a two-year pilot program to encourage the proactive use of non-lethal animal damage deterrents in an effort to foster the coexistence of agriculture and wildlife in Benton County. In June 2019, the Benton County Budget Committee approved $45,...

06/08/2021

Look how grown-up Ruth looks! Ruth is one of our Great Horned Owl ambassadors who came to us from Cascades Raptor Center after she was determined to be non-releasable. Don't let her looks fool you! She still peeps at her handlers and is such a sweetheart. Her favorite thing to do is play with leaves and twigs. She also loves taking mist baths on a hot day ๐Ÿฅฐ

Look how grown-up Ruth looks! Ruth is one of our Great Horned Owl ambassadors who came to us from Cascades Raptor Center after she was determined to be non-releasable. Don't let her looks fool you! She still peeps at her handlers and is such a sweetheart. Her favorite thing to do is play with leaves and twigs. She also loves taking mist baths on a hot day ๐Ÿฅฐ

06/07/2021

Patient #1000 has arrived and our wildlife hospital is very busy!

Barn Owl #1000 was rescued after surviving an attack by an unknown animal. She was found with bruises, lacerations, and puncture wounds to multiple areas of her body. Some of her deep lacerations required sutures. The owl remains in critical condition in our ICU and requires temporary feeding assistance while she is being stabilized by our staff.

We ask our community for patience as we do our best to return your phone calls promptly. Call volume and patient admissions are at an all-time high. We understand the urgency and want nothing more than to help every single caller right away - we feel the frustration too!

If you find an animal in need of help and are sent to our voicemail, follow these steps:
1) An obvious injury or illness - gently place the animal in a box (with holes to breathe) and place the box in a quiet location like a closet or bathroom with the door closed. Keep away from pets, children, and loud noises. You can place the box onto a heating pad (lowest setting) while you wait.
2) Call our wildlife hotline and leave a voicemail with details about the location, species, and what happened. We will return your call as soon as we are able!
3) Visit our website for more detailed information on what to do while you wait for our call. Do not offer anything by mouth.

https://chintiminiwildlife.org/wildlife-emergency/what-to-do-in-a-wildlife-emergency/

Patient #1000 has arrived and our wildlife hospital is very busy!

Barn Owl #1000 was rescued after surviving an attack by an unknown animal. She was found with bruises, lacerations, and puncture wounds to multiple areas of her body. Some of her deep lacerations required sutures. The owl remains in critical condition in our ICU and requires temporary feeding assistance while she is being stabilized by our staff.

We ask our community for patience as we do our best to return your phone calls promptly. Call volume and patient admissions are at an all-time high. We understand the urgency and want nothing more than to help every single caller right away - we feel the frustration too!

If you find an animal in need of help and are sent to our voicemail, follow these steps:
1) An obvious injury or illness - gently place the animal in a box (with holes to breathe) and place the box in a quiet location like a closet or bathroom with the door closed. Keep away from pets, children, and loud noises. You can place the box onto a heating pad (lowest setting) while you wait.
2) Call our wildlife hotline and leave a voicemail with details about the location, species, and what happened. We will return your call as soon as we are able!
3) Visit our website for more detailed information on what to do while you wait for our call. Do not offer anything by mouth.

https://chintiminiwildlife.org/wildlife-emergency/what-to-do-in-a-wildlife-emergency/

Videos (show all)

Avian Ambassadors: Dyami the Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle #1030 Release
Songbird Release
3 American Kestrel nestlings found in utility pole
Bald Eagle #0622
Bald Eagle Rescue 5/12/21
Release of Great Blue Heron #0217
Juvenile Mourning Dove eats with feeding cone
Mystery patient(s) - whoooo are they?
Penny Kicks
Bobcat #20-1937 Release

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