Recent Storms Stir Up Oiled Common Murres

A total of 19 birds – mostly oiled Common Murres – are in care at International Bird Rescue, after recent California storms. The contaminated birds were transferred on February 9 from wildlife centers in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Marin Counties.

Strong Evidence Supports Survival of Oiled Birds

Whenever there is an oil spill the question inevitably comes up ‘Why rehabilitate oiled birds? Throughout our history there have been naysayers who question the value of rehabilitating oiled wildlife and their longevity. However, we now have strong data to support the survival of oiled wildlife.