New 100-ft pelican aviary at SF Bay Center

Recuperating pelicans in Northern California now have a better place to stretch their wings after the construction of a new 100-foot flight aviary at International Bird Rescue’s San Francisco Bay Center located in Fairfield. In 2007, thanks to a generous grant from the Green Foundation and funding from the California Department of Fish and Game, … Read more

Washing birds of oil: Almost there

Note: This is Jay Holcomb’s latest update from inside the bird rehabilitation center in Cordelia: We currently have about 970 Live birds at the center and over 200 of them have made it to the pools and are reconditioning their feathers, eating and resting. By no means are they home free but they are 75% … Read more

970 birds now in care; 496 washed of oil

Latest numbers on the oiled bird response: 970 live birds in care496 washed of oil268 died/euthanized 1,113 found dead in the field* *Animals found dead include:401 visibly oiled217 unoiled495 unassessed2 raccoons Most of the birds treated include Scoters, Scaups, Grebes, Loons and Cormorants. A complete list of birds affected by the spill will be compiled … Read more