There’s a new deadly threat facing North America’s wild birds: a new strain of avian influenza, called Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Learn more about this virus and how International Bird Rescue is preparing its staff and centers.
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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Starving pelicans arrived into care with fractured bones and severe injuries received immediate treatment, but birds with non-life-threatening minor and moderate wounds had to wait their turn. Dr Rebecca Duerr explains how they were treated.
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.