One year later: OWCN reflects on spill response

A very good update from the leader of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) on the upcoming anniversary of the Cosco Busan oil spill: “Wildlife Experts Reflect on Anniversary of Big SF Bay Oil Spill” One year after leading the second-largest rescue and rehabilitation of oiled seabirds in recent California history, UC Davis wildlife health … 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

Birds always come first

From Jay Holcomb, IBRRC’s Executive Director: Many of you are asking, “What can I do to help during the oils spill and beyond?” We hope you will read this and that it will help answer some of your questions. We have a very small staff and we are attending to our patients, so the phone … Read more

Enough volunteers?

The latest posting on the OWCN website claims its got “enough volunteers for the next day or so…” This may be surprising to some, but there’s a lot of trained folks in the state’s oiled wildlife network that usually get the first nod – especially if they’ve been through the myriad of trainings that OWCN … Read more