Birds don’t get a break this month

They say things come in threes and this month it’s proving catastrophically true for oiled birds worldwide. On the heels of the San Francisco Bay spill, this week a major spill hit the Black Sea area of Russia. Up to 30,000 birds are reported to be dead after an oil tanker leaked 560,000 gallons of … 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

Drop off donated items at Enterprise Rent-A-Car

The good folks at Enterprise Rent-A-Car have graciously offered to except donations for the oiled bird rescue at four distinct locations in the Bay Area. If you paper towels, toilet paper, Pedialyte, Ensure or other items to donate, please drop them off at the following locations between 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday.In … Read more

Donating to OWCN and network partners

From the Oiled Wildlife Care Network: “We want to make it clear that the costs associated with this current response will be paid by the party responsible for spilling the oil. If you would like to make a donation to the OWCN and its participating organizations for ongoing oiled wildlife care and rehabilitation activities, you … Read more

Being grateful for what we have in California

From Jay Holcomb, International Bird Rescue’s Executive Director: I am resting for a minute so I thought I would write a very short update for the blog. First, thank you all for your well wishes and support. We are so grateful to the people who have contributed their time or money to this effort and … Read more

Donated items needed

So many folks keep asking what they can do to help on the spill. Besides volunteering, please think about donating items that may be helpful to the response. Check our list Basic needs include: Old sheetsTowelsPaper towelsToilet paperFreshly brewed coffee (hello, Peet’s or Starbucks)Bottled water Long term needs: T-shirts and imprinting with design help Newer … Read more