Working in animal healthcare can be challenging, it is one of the job categories that is affected by compassion fatigue. Oil spill responses can bring up emotional and physical fatigue for wildlife responders.
Taking Action Every Day
International Bird Rescue’s wildlife clinics are open year-round to provide critical care to seabirds beyond treating oiled wildlife. In 2019 alone, rehabilitation teams admitted over 3,500 birds between our two California clinic locations. These patients were brought to us by the general public and affiliated wildlife groups. Our focus has been to act toward balance with the natural world by rescuing waterbirds in crisis – since 1971 we’ve admitted over 125,000 birds and the count continues.
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International Bird Rescue is pleased to co-host, along with Brazil-based Aiuká, this week’s 14th Effects of Oil on Wildlife (EOW) Conference in Long Beach, CA.
A few months ago, this pelican was found with an unfortunately long list of injuries. He was brought to Bird Rescue from the El Dorado Nature Center on April 27 after experiencing an unknown trauma.
WAYS TO HELP
Did you spot a Blue-banded Brown Pelican or another banded bird?
Please follow the instructions to report your sighting. These citizen science reports are valuable in the study of rehabilitated wildlife.