Coast Guard life flight for birds from Oregon

Thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard for heeding our call for help in the transport of 305 seabirds from Oregon to California today. The birds were caught up in the toxic algae foam that has hit Oregon and Washington coasts causing widespread beaching of sick and dying seabirds.

Using a C-130 the Coast Guard crew flew the birds from Astoria, Oregon to McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, CA. The video report (above) video by ABC 7 News in San Francisco captures the work done in the air and on the ground. Full report