For 40 Years, Every Bird Has Mattered

Dear Friends, Today our organization turns 40. Reflecting on this milestone, I am especially grateful to you, our supporters, for four decades of partnership with the unyielding conviction that every bird matters – from the thousands of birds we tried to save in 1971 after an oil spill in the San Francisco Bay, and the … Read more

Celebrating Jay Holcomb, Our Ocean Hero

April 2011 is a big month for us in more ways than one. The 20th will mark not only the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but also International Bird Rescue Research Center’s 40th anniversary. If these two milestones weren’t enough, today our beloved Director Emeritus and Oceana’s 2010 ‘Ocean Hero,’ Jay Holcomb, … Read more

HBO’s Saving Pelican 895 Wins Best Documentary

 Hello everyone, Thursday night was the West Coast premiere of Saving Pelican 895, the HBO documentary that Director Irene Taylor Brodsky filmed with us in Louisiana last summer during the Deepwater Horizon spill. Featured in the film, Mark Russell and I were invited to attend the premiere and participate in the Q&A session afterward. … Read more

2010 – Gulf spill response: FAQs

From IBRRC’s Jay Holcomb, who is at the center of the BP Gulf oiled bird response in Louisiana: We are almost into July and have just taken in our 600th bird here in Louisiana at the Fort Jackson Bird Rehabilitation Center. The majority of those birds have come into the center in the last 2 … Read more

Staggering Number of Sick Brown Pelicans Flood Bird Rescue Centers

International Bird Rescue admitted a staggering 435 wet and sick California Brown Pelicans since January 1, 2010. The good news is that more than 200 pelicans have been released back into the wild. At our Los Angeles bird center, 101 live pelicans currently are in care. The San Francisco Bay center has approximately 20. Wet, … Read more

Reward at $20,000 for Info on Brown Pelican Attacks In Southern California

The reward has been increased to $20,000 for information leading to an arrest of the person involved in the brutal attack on nearly a dozen pelicans earlier this month along the coastline of Orange County, CA. At least 11 California Brown Pelicans suffering from severe wing injuries washed up on Bolsa Chica State Beach between … Read more

850+ Penguins stranded and hungry in Brazil

You may have seen the recent articles about the juvenile Magellanic Penguins showing up on Brazilian beaches malnourished and dying. IBRRC is working with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)to manage IFAW’s Penguin Network to ensure excellent care of oiled and sick penguins in South America. To date, there have been more than 850 … Read more