In care this week: Pigeon Guillemot

Photo by Paul Berry


This Pigeon Guillemot arrived at our Los Angeles center last week, having been found by International Bird Rescue rehabilitation technician Neil Uelman while hiking at Christmas Cove in nearby Rancho Palos Verdes. Here’s the backstory from Neil:

I was hiking along the beach and saw a sad-looking juvenile Pigeon Guillemot lying in a very shallow tide pool. The bird was weak and looked very emaciated, so I captured it and brought it to the center, where we performed an intake exam and moved the bird to an indoor, net-bottom enclosure. It was given supplemental heat as well as supplemental tube feedings.

Over the next few days, the bird got stronger and stronger.  It’s gaining weight like a champ and is living outside in one of the pelagic pools.