A young Brown Pelican wrapped in fishing line. This unlucky bird was lucky – someone found him and cared enough to get him help before it was too late. Our staff veterinarian explains the delicate treatment.
With the help of our amazing community and clinic staff, International Bird Rescue has given hundreds of pelicans a second chance to fly free. As we celebrate Pelican Love month, we want to share some of our most memorable pouched patients — ones that overcame all odds, required months of intensive care, made miraculous recoveries,
This past weekend, we heard there’s been a large oil spill along the coastline of Israel. Perhaps not as large as some other oil spills we’ve responded to in the last 50 years, but when your coastline is only 120 miles long and 105 of those miles have been oiled, you might call that large
Thanks to a tip during a International Bird Rescue board meeting about the thousands of cold, immobile Green Sea Turtles needing help in Texas, thousands of rescued turtles were transported to warmer waters. Board member Carmine Dulisse, who is also CEO of Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC), heard the news about the stranded sea turtles
Jay Holcomb had a long-term love affair with pelicans. As a young man growing up in Marin County in the late 1960s, he was drawn to these bold seabirds. “He just loved them – he thought they were amazing birds,” recalls Mark Russell, Jay’s close friend and former co-worker. “His goal was to save as
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.