For the Love of Pelicans

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 … Read more

How It All Began

The 1971 oil spill on San Francisco Bay created an animal emergency like no other – leading to the humble formation of International Bird Rescue, 50 years ago this January.