Up for a Wash: Oiled Mourning Dove nestlings

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

Pelican release at Terranea Resort, Earth Day weekend 2013

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

Daily rounds: Domestic Goose with large facial mass

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

Earth Day events this Saturday: Celebrate with us!

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

Birds of a feather knit together

“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