Dear Bird Lover: Pelicans are beautiful birds, often seen skimming over the waves in a line, or soaring overhead in formation. Working as a group, this formation helps pelicans in important ways. Each individual wingbeat helps lift others in their flock. Relying on each other they: Can go further than possible when traveling alone, to
Here’s a KEY member of our team, Taylor Spiliotis, Facilities & Safety Coordinator at Los Angeles Wildlife Center. He’s had a varied career from professional trumpet player to handyman, to manufacturing fishing rod blanks & biological field equipment.
Visit our online store on Friday, November 26, 2021, and save 10% off on all our merchandise. Bird Rescue gear makes the perfect gift for any nature lover. Don’t miss out – this Black Friday sale lasts for one day only!
Please join us in taking action for the birds this holiday season. Together, we aim to raise $30,000 to support waterbird rescue and rehabilitation at our two California wildlife hospitals. These funds will give second chances to thousands of birds in the coming year.
What would you do if you came across a large American White Pelican just walking alone down a dirt road, far from any body of water? Luckily for a recent bird patient, a rescuer came across a similar situation and did the right thing. Noticing the pelican wasn’t able to fly away, the good Samaritan
When a crisis like the recent oil spill arises, Bird Rescue’s team of trained professionals jump into action. This event was an opportunity for some of our newer staff members. including Kelly Beffa, to gain field experience at the Los Angeles wildlife center.
Whenever there is an oil spill the question inevitably comes up ‘Why rehabilitate oiled birds? Throughout our history there have been naysayers who question the value of rehabilitating oiled wildlife and their longevity. However, we now have strong data to support the survival of oiled wildlife.
Seven oiled Western Snowy Plovers have been recovered from beaches in Orange County. Thankfully, Bird Rescue has years of hands-on rehabilitation experience caring for this threatened bird species.
We are working alongside our partners in the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), and we are in the field engaging in animal search and rescue, as well as teams in the Los Angeles wildlife center providing cleaning and care to animals affected by the oil spill.
International Bird Rescue has been activated at Orange County pipeline oil spill in this multi-agency response. We are working with and through our partners at the Oiled Wildlife Care Network to help mitigate the impact on wildlife.
On July 1, 2021, two Elegant Tern chicks were brought to our Los Angeles wildlife center having been found on the jetty in Long Beach Harbor. Little did we know that those two chicks were the harbinger of a major seabird crisis about to unfold.
The migration movements of Great Egrets are once again being studied with the help of partnership with our friends at Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR). Two rehabilitated egrets were released with small Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers.
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