About Us

Bringing you the wonders of wildlife.
 
Our Mission
What We Do
Our Facilities
 
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Chintimini provides care for injured and orphaned wildlife, with the goal of returning them to their natural habitat and fosters a connection between people and wildlife through education.
 
 

Chintimini Wildlife Center is home to a wildlife rehabilitation clinic, a raptor conservation program and a youth education program – all located right outside Corvallis, Oregon.

Entrance to Chintimini Wildlife Center
Entrance to Chintimini Wildlife Center

The wildlife rehabilitation clinic admits injured and orphaned native wildlife 7 days per week and 365 days per year and provides care for over 1000 animals per year. The goal with all cases is to return wildlife back to their natural environment. Over 120 volunteers donate over 10,000 hours per year to run the clinic. It receives thousands of calls on its wildlife emergency hotline and provides consultation and education to help the public humanely resolve wildlife conflicts.

Tour of Chintimini Wildlife Center
Tour of Chintimini Wildlife Center

The Raptor Education Program (REP) focuses on issues surrounding raptor species. With over a dozen raptor ambassadors representing many species found in North America, the goal of the Raptor Education Program is is to share the stories of our Raptor Ambassadors and educate the community on their species and the threats they face today in the wild through public outreach. Our programs include on and off-site live bird of prey talks and demonstrations. More information the Raptor Education Program can be found here.

Owl and Chintimini handler
Owl and Chintimini handler

Both the wildlife rehabilitation clinic and the Raptor Conservation Program receive no funds from federal, state, county, or city agencies. It costs on average $100 to treat each wildlife patient and over $1000 to feed, house and care for each raptor ambassador. Both programs rely on funds raised via memberships, donations, merchandise sales, grants, and special-event fundraisers to pay for their daily operations.

The Wildlife Education Center offers an after school program, day camps, spring break camps and summer camps to children 6 years and older. The primary objective is to provide opportunities for children to connect with nature through hand-on, place-based experiential learning by immersing campers in the richness of wildlife.

Chintimini Education Center
Chintimini Education Center


Incorporated in 1989, the Chintimini Wildlife Center is a non profit, 501(c)(3), primarily volunteer public service organization serving the mid Willamette Valley of Oregon. Chintimini operates on 9.4 acres in Lewisburg, three miles north of Corvallis, Oregon. The west side of the property is dedicated to the rehabilitation and recovery of our wildlife patients, and is not open to the public. The east side of the property is home to our education center within a wetland and open prairie where we have an interconnecting network of existing trails, bridges, wildlife viewing blinds and informational signs. Our indoor classroom and lab is a large yurt, situated at the edge of the wetland and the open prairie field.

Chintimini is open to the public during summer youth camps, Family Saturday activities and other planned events and educational programs. Check the calendar of events or contact us for more info.
 
 
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