New place to fly, recuperate

100-foot flight aviary helps pelicans and other birds stretch their wings Recuperating pelicans in Northern California now have a better place to stretch their wings after the construction of a new 100-foot flight aviary at International Bird Rescue in Cordelia/Fairfield. In 2007, thanks to a generous grant from the Green Foundation and funding from the … Read more

“Poster child” of mutilated pelicans gets second chance at life

California Brown Pelicans continue to endure human abuse A young female California brown pelican, who endured three surgeries and hundreds of stitches to repair her pouch, finally was set free on Thursday, September 23, 2004. Found in the Redondo Beach area, her pouch slit from ear to ear, “Slash” spent two months in rehabilitation at … Read more

Endangered Brown Pelicans face uncertain future

By Karen Benzel On Christmas Eve 2002, pelicans were the top story on all the Los Angeles television stations. Seven endangered California Brown Pelicans were found on San Pedro’s Cabrillo Beach, dead or dying from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. One also had its right wing broken in two. Over the next two weeks, … Read more