International Bird Rescue is caring for 18 herons and egret chicks rescued from a tree cutting event in Yuba County. A neighbor alerted Sacramento Heron & Egret Rescue (SHER) and the group rescued about 20 young birds. All were stabilized at a local vet clinic and SHER then transferred them to our San Francisco Bay-Delta Wildlife Center.
After 119 days in care at our Los Angeles Wildlife Center, we are overjoyed report that an adult male Brown Pelican flew gracefully back to the wild in early June. When the pelican was rescued near Santa Barbara’s Stearns Wharf in February, he was in rough shape.
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