Sacramento Diesel Spill: Contaminated Canada Geese in Care

Image listing information about International Bird Rescue activation for a diesel spill in Sacramento, CA.

Contaminated with diesel fuel, a Canada Geese was quickly washed by the team at Bird Rescue.

Updated: November 22, 2022, 4:25 PM (American Beavers among wildlife recovered)

This week International Bird Rescue was activated through California’s Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN). See the updated number and species list here

A small number of Canada Geese recovered at the incident site at Tanzanite Park in Sacramento, CA arrived Tuesday, November 15,2022 at the San Francisco Bay Oiled Bird Care and Education Center in Fairfield, CA.

Because diesel can quickly cause burns to wildlife, oil-impacted birds need to be rinsed quickly and then stabilized before a more thorough washing occurs.

Bird Rescue is a founding member of OWCN and manages two of its network wildlife centers.

One the American Beaver oiled in Sacramento diesel spill is washed by team of wildlife professionals from International Bird Rescue, Sonoma Wildlife and OWCN. Photo: Elijah Gordon – International Bird Rescue
Bird Rescue’s Response & Training Manager Michelle Bellizzi, left, and Wildlife Center Manager Kelly Beffa, wash diesel off a Canada Geese. Photos: OWCN