Watch then video of treatment and release After a month in care that included a 4-hour procedure to repair its torn pouch, a healed Brown Pelican was released this week and is back at home in the wild. The adult female pelican was banded with Y54, a special blue-band that helps International Bird Rescue track … Read more
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the extraordinary rescue and rehabilitation of 20,000 oiled penguins at the Treasure oil spill in South Africa. The response team from International Bird Rescue was one of the key organizations providing its expertise and passion to make this one of the most successful wildlife responses in the … Read more
After 143 days in care this resilient American White Pelican is back in the wild. This huge bird came into care in September 2019 and it was finally released last week. He was originally found in Santa Rosa, CA with a smelly, infected, open fracture of the wingtip. It was treated at our San Francisco … Read more
Dear Bird Rescue Supporter, As this year comes to an end, we want to remind you that we have a lot to celebrate in 2019! With your support, our accomplishments became yours: • In July our team mobilized as a mission of mercy to rescue nearly 100 baby Herons and Egrets from a fallen tree … Read more
A new bird banding report shows something truly remarkable: the oldest known banded King Eider – a species of sea duck – was a 24-year-old oil spill survivor cared for by International Bird Rescue. This finding proves once again that rehabilitated, formerly-oiled birds can survive many years after treatment and release back to the wild. … Read more
We reached our Giving Tuesday goal!!! Thank you so much to all of our donors and to Chevron El Segundo and Phillips 66 for their matching gifts. We hit our goal of $30,000 for #GivingTuesday. Your contributions will go a long way toward rescuing waterbirds in crisis over the coming year.
This story spans eight years and crosses international borders – all wrapped up in the journey of International Bird Rescue’s most famous former patient and parent, a California Brown Pelican banded E17 after his rehabilitation in 2010 at our Los Angeles center. E17 created quite a buzz when he was spotted for the third time … Read more
It isn’t often that we receive reports of our banded birds on breeding colonies, especially considering the colonies are typically in remote and sometimes, protected areas. However, these locations are commonly monitored by biologists where they track nest locations, chick counts, breeding pairs, etc. Just last summer, we received a blue-banded Brown Pelican sighting report … Read more