In care this week: Horned Puffin

DSC_0137-L Horned-Puffin
Photos by Isabel Luevano

This week, our San Francisco Bay center is caring for 137 birds at latest count, including this Horned Puffin. Rehabilitation technician Isabel Luevano reports the bird was transported nearly 200 miles to our center from Ft. Bragg in Mendocino County, where it was found emaciated with a foot injury. We’ll keep you updated on its condition via the blog.

Here’s the current breakdown of birds in care at the San Francisco Bay center, courtesy volunteer coordinator Cheryl Reynolds:

27 Western Gull chicks
19 Mallard ducklings
17 Snowy Egrets (juveniles)
12 Green Herons (juveniles)
11 Cattle Egrets (juveniles)
10 Black-crowned Night Herons (juveniles)
6 Wood ducklings
6 Brown Pelicans
5 Mallard Ducks
4 Hybrid ducklings
4 Great Egrets (juveniles)
3 Canada Geese
2 Western Gulls
2 Pied-billed Grebes (juveniles)
2 Killdeer (juveniles)
2 Hybrid Ducks
1 Pelagic Cormorant
1 Northern Fulmar
1 Horned Puffin
1 Brandt’s Cormorant
1 American Coot