Seven oiled Western Snowy Plovers have been recovered from beaches in Orange County. Thankfully, Bird Rescue has years of hands-on rehabilitation experience caring for this threatened bird species.
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.
What's New in the Blog
We are working alongside our partners in the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), and we are in the field engaging in animal search and rescue, as well as teams in the Los Angeles wildlife center providing cleaning and care to animals affected by the oil spill.
International Bird Rescue has been activated at Orange County pipeline oil spill in this multi-agency response. We are working with and through our partners at the Oiled Wildlife Care Network to help mitigate the impact on wildlife.
On July 1, 2021, two Elegant Tern chicks were brought to our Los Angeles wildlife center having been found on the jetty in Long Beach Harbor. Little did we know that those two chicks were the harbinger of a major seabird crisis about to unfold.
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.