Spooky Spirits: Bird Faces That Scream Halloween!

  This young Double-crested Cormorant is undoubtedly the Bird Rescue patient with the best Halloween scream. Instead of candy, he’s actually hoping to get a big delicious fish to eat, and he won’t stop screaming until he gets one. Caring for these baby birds gets our team in the Halloween spirit as they have to … Read more

Pelican with Repaired Pouch Tear Returns to the Wild

Watch then video of treatment and release After a month in care that included a 4-hour procedure to repair its torn pouch, a healed Brown Pelican was released this week and is back at home in the wild. The adult female pelican was banded with Y54, a special blue-band that helps International Bird Rescue track … Read more

Brown Pelican’s Enormous Pouch Laceration Repaired

Remember Pink the Pelican back several years ago and its horrible pouch laceration? Another Brown Pelican patient has suffered an even worse sliced pouch. On August 30, 2020, a mature adult female Brown Pelican was found near the Ventura harbor in Southern California with an enormous pouch laceration – including both sides of her pouch … Read more

Heroic Efforts Couldn’t Save Wayward Nazca Booby

An unusual tropical patient came into care in September at International Bird Rescue’s Los Angeles Wildlife Center after being found stranded at the Port of Long Beach. The injured seabird, called a Nazca Booby, was far out of its normal range — some 3,000 miles from its home in the Galapagos Islands — and even … Read more

International Bird Rescue Welcomes Cindy Margulis as Director of Philanthropy

Our new Director of Philanthropy Cindy Margulis has been a longtime friend, ally, and supporter of Bird Rescue. She first encountered Bird Rescue in emergency response mode during the 2007 Cosco Busan Oil Spill in San Francisco Bay. She credits the calm, focus and competence of the team in that high-pressure situation as making an … Read more

Seabirds in Distress: Penguin Look-alikes Showing Up On Northern California Beaches

A surge of seabirds beaching themselves along Northern California is overwhelming International Bird Rescue’s wildlife center. This summer over 200 sick Common Murres have been rescued and come into care. The birds – which resemble penguins but are more closely related to puffins – need a tremendous amount of care and Bird Rescue is asking … Read more