If there is one thing that the 1971 San Francisco Bay oil spill taught us, it was that there was so much we needed to learn. In spite of the valiant efforts of volunteers and animal caretakers, the numbers were grim; out of roughly 7,000 birds collected from the oil-soaked water and beaches, only about
The year was 1971. A gallon of gas cost 40 cents. Nixon was president. The civil right’s movement from the previous decade galvanized as the spirit of activism was on the rise. Two years on from the summer of love, men’s and women’s hair was long. Bell bottom jeans were in vogue. And the Vietnam
Join us on Thursday, January 14th at 5:30 PM (PST) for a special interactive online hang out with our Executive Director, JD Bergeron.
Thanks to all the voters who selected the Black-crowned-Night-Heron as International Bird Rescue’s 2020 Bird Patient of the Year.
Pelicans have come into care with severe slashes to their pouches. We suspect foul play. The New York Times is covering the story.
Because of this year’s CARES Act, the IRS is allowing greater deductions from your tax bill.
Your donation goes twice as far! Give the gift of second chances on Tuesday, December 1st.
After 103 days in care, we are ecstatic to report that we released a very special patient this past week.
A Green-winged Teal is alive and in care because of the heroic efforts of two family members in Mendocino County.
Our latest featured photographer is Vivek Khanzodé from Northern California. His interest in birds and nature blossomed after a trip to Costa Rica in 2009. The Resplendent Quetzal mesmerized him, and since then he has been traveling in the U.S. and the neotropics in Central and South America annually on nature themed vacations to capture
This young Double-crested Cormorant is undoubtedly the Bird Rescue patient with the best Halloween scream. Instead of candy, he’s actually hoping to get a big delicious fish to eat, and he won’t stop screaming until he gets one. Caring for these baby birds gets our team in the Halloween spirit as they have to
A Brandt’s Cormorant came to us last week after ingesting a fish hook and having two others lodged in its mouth. The two in its mouth were removed by our colleagues at Native Animal Rescue in Santa Cruz, but the hook that had been swallowed was a potential serious problem that may have needed surgery;