Good News: Oiled Snowy Plover Cleaned of Contamination

Rescued from Bolsa Chica Wetlands, this endangered Snowy Plover was washed of oil contamination.
A clean Snowy Plover.

A Snowy Plover has been cleaned of oil contamination after it was collected from Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach, CA. Special thanks to the tireless rescue work of Melissa Borde (Loebl) from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and Debbie McGuire from Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center.

Our Los Angeles wildlife center team successfully washed this VIP patient on January 11, 2022, and the plover is now recovering and eating well post-wash.

Your support is of extreme importance when it comes to preserving birds of conservation concern. Your help keeps our team and facility ready and able to rescue wildlife in crisis.

We remain ready to provide wash and care for oiled birds at any time. Cleaning oiled birds can be a stressful experience for both patient and staff, especially when the patient is a endangered species, like the Snowy Plover.

Each individual bird in a threatened group is of extreme importance to the survival of the species. Bird Rescue is committed to rescuing birds of special concern in a changing world.