A Northern Fulmar recovers from clavicle fracture

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

Release! Western Grebe and Canada Goose

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

The week in bird news, January 3

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

Happy New Year!

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.