Just as our wildlife response work at the Peru oil spill was winding down, Bird Rescue received a call to respond to a spill in Medford, Oregon, as thousands of gallons of petroleum products were released into a sensitive natural area. A team of six was quickly activated on the ground working to rescue wildlife … Read more
It’s been nearly three months since a 500,000 gallon oil spill coated beaches and wildlife along the coast of Peru. In those months International Bird Rescue has done what it knows best: Providing seasoned personnel with years of experience to South America to assist with the rescue and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife.
This week is the anniversary of the Exxon Valdez tragedy. From our archives: we spoke with three of our emergency responders who were on the ground rescuing seabirds and otters in 1989. More than 1,600 live oiled birds were captured and brought to Bird Rescue’s four oiled bird rehabilitation centers in Alaska during the … Read more
The year was 1971. A gallon of gas cost 40 cents. Nixon was president. The civil right’s movement from the previous decade galvanized as the spirit of activism was on the rise. Two years on from the summer of love, men’s and women’s hair was long. Bell bottom jeans were in vogue. And the Vietnam … Read more
Sunday, April 12th was just like any other “normal” day adjusting to our new “normal” of “flattening the curve” during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the preceding weeks, states on the west coast of the United States had instituted #StayHome policies to slow the transmission of the deadly novel virus spreading across the globe since late … Read more
By Kylie Clatterbuck, Los Angeles Wildlife Center Manager Late last month International Bird Rescue received the news that our friends at Santa Barbara Wildlife (SBW) were seeing an unusually large number of beached oiled birds along the coast near Ventura Harbor. Oiled birds can be a common occurrence this time of year due to the … Read more