Dear Friends of International Bird Rescue– [slideshow_deploy id=’14286′] Did you see Jurassic World yet? In the film, there are four Velociraptors that are shown as fast and savage hunters. Allow me to introduce International Bird Rescue’s very own “Velociraptors”–a set of four baby Common Mergansers that clearly demonstrated in their feeding habits how they are … Read more
Video by Kelly Berry Our patient of the week is this American Avocet chick, the first of 21 eggs in the care of our Los Angeles center team to hatch. Avocets are shorebirds common to the Pacific coast, and sport a most-striking upturned bill that the bird uses to “sweep” through the water to catch … Read more
With a little help from a friend, a duckling makes its way into the world at International Bird Rescue’s Los Angeles center. Video by Paul Berry, summer 2014. These two are currently among friends: By last count, the Southern California center has 22 ducklings and eggs in care.
Our resident photographer Bill Steinkamp recently spent a morning at our Los Angeles center interviewing Leah, a summer intern as part of a unique program with the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation created for students with ties to the San Pedro and Wilmington communities in the L.A. harbor area. Check it out!
The BirdCam Project at International Bird Rescue’s San Francisco Bay center has featured many species of orphaned animals this spring and summer, including Wood Ducklings, Canada Goslings, Black-crowned Night Heron chicks and now baby Western Gulls. Two of these birds were brought to us eggs from the old eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay … Read more
Many thanks to Good Day Sacramento’s Courtney Dempsey for stopping by our San Francisco Bay center to check in on the Brown Booby in care — as well as to chat with center manager Michelle Bellizzi about what the public should do if they come across an injured bird or other animal (answer: call 866-WILD-911). … Read more
Many thanks to Isabel Luevano for these video clips! Check out the original post on this bird here. Double-crested Cormorant, Brown Pelican and Brown Booby, photo by Isabel Luevano
Last month, this American Wigeon was found on bustling Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles — hardly a suitable habitat for a dabbling duck. After several weeks in care, we released this wigeon at El Dorado Regional Park in nearby Long Beach. Volunteer photographer Bill Steinkamp was on hand to film the big day. Related: … Read more
One of the last patients admitted to our San Francisco Bay center in 2013 is this Brown Booby, a very rare visitor to the area. Here’s a video update on its condition during the week of January 6, 2014. This is the first such case at our SF Bay center, as the Brown Booby’s range … Read more
Recently, we were proud to be featured on two episodes of Sea Rescue with Sam Champion. If you missed either broadcast, here are the segments via Hulu. Episode One: Heroic Journeys Here, the Sea Rescue team takes a look at a January 2013 incident where International Bird Rescue’s San Francisco Bay center teamed up with … Read more