What can you do?

The images are horrible: Birds coated in oil; the beaches are stained with crude and animals are suffering. What can you do? Here’s a couple of sugestions: Near the beach or harbor? Keep an eye out for stranded birds. If you find one, immediately call: 877-823-6926. In the meantime, keep dogs and people away until … Read more

Everything you wanted to know about Wildlife Care

If you’re curious about how California’s oil spill response is structured, you can attend a set of public events this Saturday, November 10, 2007 in various locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Called “Informational Sessions on Wildlife Care,” the sessions are being organized by the Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Spill Prevention … Read more

Enough volunteers?

The latest posting on the OWCN website claims its got “enough volunteers for the next day or so…” This may be surprising to some, but there’s a lot of trained folks in the state’s oiled wildlife network that usually get the first nod – especially if they’ve been through the myriad of trainings that OWCN … Read more

Dark day on San Francisco Bay

The staff at International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) has been working non-stop for the three days rescuing as many oiled birds as possible. So far, the center in Fairfield has more than 70 birds in care. The culprit of this spill is the Cosco Busan. It’s a container ship that struck the San Francisco … Read more

New place to fly, recuperate

100-foot flight aviary helps pelicans and other birds stretch their wings Recuperating pelicans in Northern California now have a better place to stretch their wings after the construction of a new 100-foot flight aviary at International Bird Rescue in Cordelia/Fairfield. In 2007, thanks to a generous grant from the Green Foundation and funding from the … Read more