Patient of the Week: White-tailed Kite

Because of our specialization with water birds, it’s not often that we get to work with or talk about non-aquatic birds, such as this gorgeous, juvenile White-tailed Kite. You may remember three oiled Prairie Falcon chicks that we featured last summer. While we specialize in aquatic bird species, we work with any species that is … Read more

Patient of the Week: Virginia Rail

You may have heard of a dance called the Virginia Reel, but have you ever hard of a bird called a Virginia Rail? Rails are a diverse family of mostly aquatic birds, not unlike swamp chickens. Most members of this group of birds are very adept at hiding and prefer to inhabit dense vegetation. They … Read more

Patient of the Week: American White Pelican

Pelicans and stray fishing tackle sure don’t mix. This American White Pelican came into our care with nasty fishing line entanglement injuries. The bird was transferred to us from our friends at WildCare in July with a huge abscess on one wing (plus maggots, ewww, now thankfully gone) and some serious damage to a leg … Read more

Patients of the Week: Cackling Geese

This week we’re sharing a story of human accountability and compassion, all to save two young Cackling Geese! Like a good number of migratory birds, these goslings were born in the tundra on the North Slope of Alaska. They managed to find their way into an enclosed pit on the oil fields there, but were … Read more

Photo of the Week: “Tugboat” Baby Common Murre

A Facebook followers recently wrote in to ask about the little bird shaped “like a tugboat” on our San Francisco Bay BirdCam. The photo above shows a baby Common Murre that was found in a paper bag at the community center near Stinson Beach. “Tugboat” weighed only 90 grams on July 25th when he was transferred by … Read more