Two oiled birds, now cleaned, to be released

The first two oiled birds found in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been cleaned and are now recovered and ready for release> The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will release the birds at 4 p.m. Monday, May 10, at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge on the Atlantic coast northeast of Vero Beach, Florida. … Read more

Day 3 Update: Storm hampers oiled bird capture

On the third day of our response, International Bird Rescue continues to work with Tri-State Bird Rescue, the lead oiled wildlife organization, to set up and staff rehabilitation centers in Louisiana, Alabama and Florida, where the growing Gulf of Mexico oil slick is expected to impact birds. IBRRC’s Executive Director, Jay Holcomb, is writing daily … Read more

Day 2 update: Gulf oil spill bird rescue

As the massive Gulf oil spill continues to evolve, IBRRC’s Executive Director Jay Holcomb is providing daily updates from center of the wildlife rescue operation. (Photo above: Washing the first oiled bird, a Northern Gannet, at Fort Jackson, LA rescue center Photo: Courtesy of Les Stone) Holcomb is heading the organization’s Gulf spill response team. … Read more

Update: Effects of Oil on Wildlife (EOW) conference

At this week’s 10th International Effects of Oil on Wildlife (EOW) conference in Tallin, Estonia, Tri-state Bird Rescue Research Inc. and the International Bird Rescue Research Center were both honored for their leadership and vision in maintaining this important conference. Pictured: Heidi Stout, Tri-state (right) and Jay Holcomb, IBRRC each accepted a beautiful statue acknowledging … Read more