Giving thanks to all our supporters

There’s been a outpouring of support this past month from all our supporters as we respond to the pelican crisis that has hit Central and Southern California. Many of you have responded with cash donations, a pelican adoption or an offer to volunteer. Some have purchased t-shirts or delivered coffee and food. For all of … Read more

Golden Gate Bridge pelican returns to freedom

The brown pelican named “Gigi” that landed and halted traffic in August on the Golden Gate Bridge was released released back to the wild on Friday, September 12. The young bird was rescued and transferred to International Bird Rescue where it has been recuperating for the past several weeks. Watch: Brown Pelican captured on Golden … Read more

Crisis continues for Brown Pelicans along coast

In the last few days our Northern California rehabilitation center, located in Fairfield, received another 25 brown pelicans from the Santa Cruz area. That makes a total of 137 pelicans this year in Northern California alone and 115 of those pelicans have come in since June 15th! Until recently they have been mostly young birds … Read more

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

Reward now $6,000 for pelican w/arrow in bill

The reward was raised today to $6,000 for information on the culprits that shot this American White Pelican with an arrow earlier this month in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Others stepped forward to add another $3,500 to the reward started by the The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS. The … Read more

Daily Breeze editorial: Pelican shot by arrow

Under the ‘we couldn’t have said it much better’ column: “Few things highlight the capacity for pointless cruelty by humans more than the injured pelican at Encino’s Lake Balboa. Someone shot the poor thing in the beak with an arrow, and now it can’t even eat. Why someone would torture an elegant creature that beautifies … Read more