One of the last patients admitted to our San Francisco Bay center in 2013 is this Brown Booby, a very rare visitor to the area. Here’s a video update on its condition during the week of January 6, 2014. This is the first such case at our SF Bay center, as the Brown Booby’s range … Read more
Recently, we were proud to be featured on two episodes of Sea Rescue with Sam Champion. If you missed either broadcast, here are the segments via Hulu. Episode One: Heroic Journeys Here, the Sea Rescue team takes a look at a January 2013 incident where International Bird Rescue’s San Francisco Bay center teamed up with … Read more
We very rarely receive Northern Fulmars with fractures. A recent exception is this bird found stranded at the Monterey Beach Hotel on December 20. He was transferred to our San Francisco Bay center from our colleagues at Monterey SPCA on December 23. We found the bird to have a fractured clavicle and several toe injuries. The clavicle fracture has since healed nicely, … Read more
Western Grebe photos by Bill Steinkamp Volunteer photographer Bill Steinkamp recently took these release photos of birds rehabilitated at our Los Angeles center in San Pedro: a Western Grebe and a Canada Goose. A great way to start 2014! Here, an IBR volunteer releases the Western Grebe at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. This Canada … Read more
Photos by Paul Berry Among the recent releases by our Los Angeles team: this Ruddy Duck duo as well as a Brandt’s Cormorant, released past the breakwater at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, CA. Both of these ducks were found “crash-landed” in Los Angeles — one in the Los Feliz neighborhood, the other in Hollywood. … Read more
Bald Eagle at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, photo by Carl Chapman via Wikimedia Commons • The Endangered Species Act celebrates its 40th anniversary. NYT writes on the law’s effects in protecting not only species vulnerable to extinction, but also the ecosystems upon which they depend: “[T]he act’s provisions requiring the preservation of a threatened … Read more
Photos by Angela Woodside In 2013, both our wildlife centers in California cared for a number of raptors that were either oiled or affected by other substances, such as glue trap material. Though International Bird Rescue primarily cares for aquatic birds, there are times when other animals that fall outside of our usual spectrum of … Read more
We’re overwhelmed with gratitude for the hundreds of bird lovers who made a year-end gift to support International Bird Rescue’s “Every Bird Matters” mission. Thank you! Happy New Year from all of us at International Bird Rescue. May your 2014 be boundless and free.