Rare Tern Colony Decimated: $10,000 Reward After 500+ Baby Birds Wash Up Dead In Long Beach

On June 28, 2006 reports of dead baby terns on the shores of Long Beach sent wildlife rescue professionals and veterinarians from the nearby International Bird Rescue to investigate. Read update: Tern for the better What they found was shocking and horrifying. An estimated 300-500 baby terns, some only a day old, were dead in … Read more

2005 – Mystery Spill – Ventura, CA

Seabirds Affected by Oil Spill Along Southern California Coast More than 1,400 birds, mainly Western Grebes, came into our Los Angeles Wildlife Center after an oil slick first struck along the Ventura and Los Angeles County coastline on January 13, 2005. As late as April 2005, a couple dozen oil covered birds were still showing … 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