Webinar April 30: Blue Banded Pelican Project

Join us for an informative webinar on the Blue Banded Pelican Project by Dr. Rebecca Duerr, International Bird Rescue’s staff veterinarian. The online event will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:30 PM (PST). Please register here In an effort to increase the number of reports of live sightings, Bird Rescue initiated the … Read more

Success Story: Rehabilitated Pelican E17’s Eight Year Journey!

This story spans eight years and crosses international borders – all wrapped up in the journey of International Bird Rescue’s most famous former patient and parent, a California Brown Pelican banded E17 after his rehabilitation in 2010 at our Los Angeles center. E17 created quite a buzz when he was spotted for the third time … Read more

Intern’s Data Crunching Creates Better Understanding Of Blue-Banded Pelicans

Connor Mathews was a junior majoring in Wildlife Conservation and Ecology at the University of Nevada, Reno, when he started his internship, sponsored by the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (HCBF), at Bird Rescue. He had already volunteered with Bird Rescue, so he was very familiar with the clinic and the birds we care for. Eager … Read more

New Year Brings Back a Familiar Face

Earlier this month, a Brown Pelican with the blue band “N39” came back into care, after two previous stays with us. This individual, who was last in care in last July for an abdominal puncture and a toe injury, was released last summer after those wounds healed. He first arrived in care nearly seven years … Read more

Protecting Brown Pelicans

Protecting Pelicans by Franzi Muller for International Bird Rescue. Click on image for printable full-size. It’s been a year of disquieting news about one of our beloved and most common patients, the California Brown Pelican. In the words of one prominent wildlife biologist, “the bottom dropped out” this spring at key pelican breeding sites in … Read more