Team activated to help in massive gulf oil spill

A team of aquatic-bird rescue specialists from International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) in California have been activated in an effort to support local groups preparing for oil spill impact on wildlife in Louisiana. The team of four wildlife rescue experts will be led by oil spill veteran and IBRRC Director, Jay Holcomb, who has … Read more

Seabirds Rescued from Oakland Airport Shooting Die in Care

Two Western Gulls, rescued from the seabird shooting incident at Oakland International Airport on December 23rd have died in care at the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) in Fairfield, California. Both sustained multiple gun shot wounds as a result of a decision by airport officials to shoot into large flocks of birds gathered in … Read more

Gathering of Birds at Oakland Airport Probably an Act of Nature

Leading Seabird expert Jay Holcomb, Executive Director of the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC), has offered an explanation for why thousands of birds were in Oyster Bay by the Oakland Airport and unable to be dispersed. The shooting of birds on Christmas Eve at the Oakland Airport by the USDA left untold numbers dead … Read more