Our long-time partner, Dawn Dish Soap is launching #DawnSavesWildlife Challenge: Minecraft lovers will compete to design the most creative wildlife environment for a chance to win prizes worth up to $30,000.
We can’t wait for you to get out there and get walking for the birds! As you complete your Virtual 5K, please remember to take pictures and share on social media.
On June 25th, our Los Angeles Wildlife Center received an adult Brown Pelican with a horrendous injury to her face – the bone that forms the top third of the upper bill had been virtually sheared off and was hanging by a thread. Here’s her story of recovery.
This bird release was extra special: Little Mike the tiny seabird rescued from near drowning in Long Beach Harbor, has been returned to the wild. The Elegant Tern spent a month in our wildlife center getting special care and gaining weight (more than 100 grams) and strength. Back in early July, Little Mike was
Three Western Snowy Plover hatchlings had a rough start in life. For unknown reasons, their parents did not return to the nest for more than 24 hours. Biologists from San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory grew concerned. Here’s their story.
Over a month has passed since Bird Rescue jumped into action to respond to a seabird crisis in Long Beach Harbor. In that time, over 2,500 birds have passed through our hands, more than 650 of them brought to our wildlife center for care.
More than 2,000 baby seabirds are alive because of the heroic efforts of Bird Rescue staff and our partners. The seabird crisis in Long Beach Harbor that started in early July is evolving from an immediate rescue into a long-term response.
As International Bird Rescue begins the important task of releasing the rescued Elegant Terns back into Long Beach Harbor, the birds are getting some special reddish-pink markings. The alcohol-based ink is being applied to each bird’s head and chest feathers.
Hungry and cold Elegant Terns continued to be rescued by Bird Rescue and partners in Long Beach Harbor. The focus is on three key priorities: ongoing rescues, expert patient care, and working to remedy this crisis in partnership with federal, state, and local authorities.
One special Elegant Tern chick that was rescued this week at the ongoing Long Beach Harbor barge event – against all odds – has captured the hearts of his rescuers.
The Southern California seabird rescue has turned into an extraordinary effort on the part of International Bird Rescue and its multi-agency partners. Since July 7, more than 460 young Elegant Terns have come into care.
Update: 467 seabirds rescued as of July 17, 2021 @ 10:00 AM More than 460 Elegant Tern chicks that were startled off their nesting site in Long Beach Harbor have come into care at International Bird Rescue in San Pedro, CA, and more of these young seabirds are being rescued this week. Watch video These
This month we are re-introducing you to some past International Bird Rescue folks. The first person on our list is Jose M. Barredo-Barberena. Chema, as he is known to most, was raised in Mexico and received his Bachelor of degree in Veterinary Science from Universidad Veracruzana. Shortly thereafter, Chema was accepted into Bird Rescue’s International
During our 50th year, I think about the countless bird releases that have happened through the years and how that affects populations today. This year alone, nearly 4,000 birds will be cared for and returned to the wild from our wildlife rehabilitation centers.
In addition to our two year-round facilities in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area, Bird Rescue also maintains the Alaska Wildlife Response Center (AWRC) located in Anchorage, Alaska. The AWRC stands ready to answer the need and receive oiled wildlife within hours of notification of a spill. Designed to care for all species
Like all good hero stories, the journey of Dave Weeshoff from mainframe computers to bird champion began with a single step. His passion for birds began in late 2004, shortly after his retirement from IBM, when he read an article in the Los Angeles Times about an oil spill, and the team of responders who were rehabilitating oiled birds.
Over the past 50 years, we have learned so much about the amazing waterbird species that we care for. We are excited to share what we know and give you an inside look at our work during our 2021 Virtual Open House. Tune in weekdays on July 12 – 23 for brand new video content