Photos by Kylie Clatterbuck Last Friday, International Bird Rescue’s Los Angeles center received two nestling Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura) from a worker at a local gas company. Their nest had been sprayed with a small amount of oil, and unfortunately they were contaminated. Center manager Julie Skoglund (pictured below) and staff veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Duerr washed … Read more
Mother’s Day is fast approaching! And chances are that Mom is a wildlife lover, too. A symbolic duckling adoption is a meaningful way to show your gratitude in honor or in memory of Mom. This year, we’ve created a customized, vintage e-postcard that comes with any duckling adoption of $25. With your gift, we’ll email … Read more
Thanks to Cheryl Reynolds and Isabel Luevano for filming feeding time at our San Francisco Bay center!
During this past winter, a number of California Brown Pelicans were reported to have traveled well north of their usual habitat – British Columbia, to be exact. Several of these birds settled in Victoria’s inner harbour, and three were found to have parasites, frostbite, and in the case of one pelican, wounds that may have … Read more
This Barn Owl hatchling made its debut this week at International Bird Rescue! On April 11, two Barn Owl eggs were delivered to International Bird Rescue from the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek. Both eggs were placed in IBR’s state-of-the-art egg incubator. And then … we waited. On the afternoon of April 18, one … Read more
Consider it the month of the goose for International Bird Rescue. As local media helped us to solve a cruelty case involving a goose shot through the neck with an arrow, we also received into care this Domestic Goose from a feral population at a housing development near Suisun Marina, one much beloved by the … Read more
Photo by Bill Steinkamp Saturday, April 20, marks the three-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But it’s also a day of events celebrating Earth Day 2013 (which falls on Monday), and a time to renew our commitment and responsibility to the environment and to wildlife. International Bird Rescue is … Read more
This Great Egret (Ardea alba) was treated for multiple wing fracture and a leg wound in spring 2013. Here, Los Angeles center manager Julie Skoglund releases the bird. Video by Dr. Rebecca Duerr.
In these trying times, an image of simple compassion and care can have a profound effect on the viewer. Here’s one that recently moved us: This past weekend, International Bird Rescue rehabilitation technician Kelly Berry released five Common Murres at the Malibu Pier. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that our … Read more
“When life starts to unravel, get your knitting sticks out and stitch it up.” ~ Unknown Love to knit? Then we’ve got a great way to stock up on some great knitting yarn and help save birds at the same time. In honor of Earth Day 2013, Knit Picks will donate a $1 for every … Read more