Earlier this summer, Portland Audubon's Wildlife Care Center took in three orphaned barn owls, and the birds are now old enough to be released. The public is invited to to watch the owls flap their way back into the wild at Raptor Ridge Winery on Saturday, Aug. 25.
The winery suggests that guests arrive early so they have time to get settled, and asks that groups of four or more people RSVP when possible. Call Raptor Ridge at 503-628-8463 to RSVP.
Location: Raptor Ridge Winery
18700 SW Hillsboro Hwy.
Newberg, OR 97132
Raptor Ridge Winery has long been a loyal supporter of organizations that serve to protect and rehabilitate birds of prey in Oregon. They have recently earned recognition in the Oregon Wine Press for providing owl habitat and raptor perches in their Washington County estate vineyard. Protecting the habitat of indigenous birds of prey, like the Barn Owl, is a sustainable action to take. The birds themselves are of tremendous support in keeping other invasive species, like moles, mice, and nuisance birds, at bay.