Since August, a serious avian botulism outbreak affecting waterbirds has been unfolding in California’s Central Valley. Luckily for affected birds, there’s a plan in place.
Taking Action Every Day
International Bird Rescue’s wildlife clinics are open year-round to provide critical care to seabirds beyond treating oiled wildlife. Each year our rehabilitation teams admit 3,500-5,000 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 150,000 birds and the count continues
What's New in the Blog
The more you learn about Brown Pelicans, the more fascinating they become. At Bird Rescue, we’ve had the pleasure of treating pelicans year-round for more than 50 years. We could give infinite reasons why we love these birds, but we managed to narrow it down to five.
Brown Pelican banded C57 was released on December 16, 2009 after being unable to fly due to a wing injury, and is the first of our blue-banded pelicans to cross that big round number of 5,000 days back in the wild after leaving our care.
The Yes We Peli-CAN! 5K Walk/Run is finally here, and we are thrilled to see over 100 supporters registered across 13 states! In support of the teams in the running, Social Media Intern Annie Moore illustrated these vibrant and hilarious graphics, so you can download your favorite, and show the world who you are rooting for.
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.