IBRRC takes stock of pelican storm casualties

As of today, IBRRC’s Los Angeles Center has now received a total of 130 non-oiled birds since the beginning of last week’s storms. 107 of these birds were pelicans. In addition, 9 oiled birds from natural seep and 6 oiled birds from the spill in Huntington Beach have been received. The center is shutting its … Read more

American Trader Oil Spill Survivor: Pelican Found Alive 19 Years Later

Dear friends and supporters, We want to share with you some exciting news about a pelican that was spotted last month in Southern California. The Brown Pelican was one of many that International Bird Rescue (IBRRC) rehabilitated in 1990 during the American Trader oil spill in Huntington Beach, CA. This rare and invaluable band encounter … Read more

Happy Babies: Cormorant video

Last month a handful of double-crested cormorant eggs were saved from nesting next to powerlines near the Dumbarton Bridge near Palo Alto, CA. After being rescued and rushed to IBRRC in Fairfield, five of them survived after hatching. They were raised by staff and kept wild.You can see the babies in this video:Michelle Bellizzi, IBRRC’s … Read more