It’s a common myth that the waxy substance from a bird’s uropygial, or “preen”, gland is what makes feathers waterproof. This is not the case. While the waxy secretion is vital for the long-term health and maintenance of each feather, it is the remarkable physical structure of the feather itself that makes feathers waterproof.
Our Yes We Peli-CAN! Virtual 5K is back!
This event is open to participants all around the world. Our goal is to raise awareness surrounding the birds that share our natural spaces, and raise $30,000 to support the care of injured, oiled, and orphaned water birds at our two wildlife rehabilitation centers.
In wildlife rehabilitation, we often run up against the reality of ‘nature, red in tooth and claw’ in our work. We totally get that many wild animals survive by eating other wild animals, and predators need to eat just as much as the animals they prey upon. However, sometimes the prey animal fights its way
Common Mergansers are without a doubt some of the cutest babies we see in care, they have very particular dietary needs that come with a hefty price tag – each one is likely to require several hundred dollars worth of minnows before they are grown.
This week our bird numbers really jumped. Between our two California wildlife centers, we have 190 hungry waterbird patients –including nearly 150 ducklings and goslings! You can help by support the care of orphaned and injured baby birds by symbolically adopting one today. You will receive a certificate and a photo of an adorable young
This month we celebrate our official 50th Birthday. Our organization was founded in April 1971 by caring, tenacious individuals who wanted to take action and make a difference for birds affected by oil spills. They were committed to finding the best methods for safely and quickly removing contaminants from birds’ feathers, and that quest soon
Take a peek at some of the amazing items you will be able to bid on when you purchase tickets to our upcoming Groovy Gathering! Bidding officially starts on May 1st. Get your tickets now to reserve your spot at the Groovy Gathering and get the chance to bid on the items of your choice!
Buy your 50th Celebration ticket by April 18th to save $25. Sign up for the Portuguese Secret Recipe Sangria Pre-show: a one-of-a-kind experience where the fabulous drag queens of Drag Taste.
The beginning of 2010 was not a good time for California Brown Pelicans. As rough winter weather pounded the west coast, it hampered the seabird’s ability to forage for food.
This week is the anniversary of the Exxon Valdez tragedy. From our archives: we spoke with three of our emergency responders who were on the ground rescuing seabirds and otters in 1989. More than 1,600 live oiled birds were captured and brought to Bird Rescue’s four oiled bird rehabilitation centers in Alaska during the
Our Merch Madness continues with special deal on all our older t-shirt designs: $5 off. Whether you need a Surf Scoter, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Brown Pelican, or Western Grebe design, now is the time to complete your vintage Bird Rescue shirt collection! Place your orders between now and Sunday, March 21, 2021 and use discount code
A Redhead isn’t necessarily a type of duck you see very often. It is definitely not a duck you expect to find sitting in the middle of the road. But that is exactly what a Thousand Oaks resident found on their street one morning in February. Luckily, they recognized that the downed duck was in
50th Anniversary Groovy Gathering Where: Wherever YOU are! When: Saturday, May 15th 6 PM – 8 PM (PST) Bonus: Optional 5 PM pre-show featuring The Fabulous Drag Queens of Drag Taste You are invited to join us for the party of the half-century at Bird Rescue’s upcoming 50th Anniversary Groovy Gathering. It’s a funky, fun