Seabirds Oiled By Natural Seep Along California Coast Flood Los Angeles Center

Updated 3/4/2019 Since the beginning of 2019, more than 150 oiled seabirds coated in natural seep have been found stranded on beaches up and down the coast of California, from San Mateo County to Orange County. The rescued birds are being washed and rehabilitated at our Los Angeles wildlife center. They include mainly Western Grebes, … Read more

Sometimes in a Spill Crisis, No Wildlife is the Best Outcome

In February, just as many of our team were arriving for our co-hosting duties of this year’s National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association conference in Anaheim, CA, International Bird Rescue was called to respond to an oil spill in the remote islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. The details were only just emerging: a 3,000-gallon bladder stored inside a dockside … Read more

2018 –Ventura Oil Seep Response

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