Artist spotlight: Karen Nevis; Calendar out this week

If you’re in the Santa Cruz/Monterey area this weekend, we’d a recommend the Capitola Art & Wine Festival on September 12-13. Please check out artist Karen Nevis’s booth #20 to see her wonderful work. The festival is located at the Esplanade in Capitola, CA. Karen will have a new 2010 Santa Cruz~Aptos-Capitola Calendar available this … Read more

Good news: Disney grant helps with pelican crisis

A big thanks to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) for its $5,000 emergency grant to IBRRC to help pay for rehabilitating the injured pelicans found along the coast of California. IBRRC was overwhelmed with hundreds of injured Brown Pelicans this summer at both California bird centers. Most were brought in for hook and fishing … Read more

More pelicans tangled in fishing line & hooks

IBRRC admitted nine pelicans from Santa Cruz yesterday. Each one was suffering injuries from entanglement in fishing line and hooks. While it is not surprising for the marine and aquatic bird specialists to receive large numbers of pelicans in a day, especially this time of year, the oddity is that these casualties of fishing had … Read more

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