The lives of 38 Double-crested Cormorant chicks and eggs are in good hands at International Bird Rescue’s San Francisco Bay-Delta Wildlife Center.
The birds were rescued from electrical transmission towers in San Mateo County when their nesting area became a potential fire hazard. The eggs and hatchlings are now getting round-the-clock care by our staff and volunteers.
These cormorants are victims of human-wildlife conflict: humans have expanded into their habitats and then built structures that they find amenable for nesting. Habitat decline is one of the challenges birds face in a changing world.