New year, new roles for IBRRC leaders

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! As we usher in 2011, International Bird Rescue Research Center is looking forward to a number of very exciting changes that will allow us to continue growing our bird rehabilitation, research and education programs. Our 40th anniversary is coming up in April, and we have many accomplishments to celebrate, thanks … Read more

Boogaloo for birds Dec 4th in Hermosa Beach

Join us on Saturday, December 4 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Café Boogaloo, in Southern California for a party to benefit International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) in San Pedro. The center rehabs injured wildlife, often pelicans and gulls from this area, and responds to international ecological crises like the Gulf of Mexico oil … Read more

Oiled Pelican: Before wash and after cleaning

After capture, an oiled Brown Pelican, left, awaits washing at the Fort Jackson, Louisiana Oiled Wildlife Center. The same pelican, right, a few days later after it was washed at the Gulf Oil Spill Wildlife Response in May 2010. After stabilzation, a health exam and supportive care we use a 1% Dawn dishwashing solution to … Read more

Oil spill hits Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Australian authorities are scrambling to stabilize a Chinese-registered coal ship that run aground Saturday and is leaking oil inside the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The sudden impact ruptured the 700-foot ship’s fuel tanks and spilled approximately 1,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil into surrounding waters. Fears of the ship breaking up and causing more … Read more

Latest update on Pelican crisis: Video report

Since January 1, 2010, IBRRC has treated nearly 550 pelicans at its two bird rescue centers in California. Jay Holcomb, IBRRC’s Executive Director updates viewers on the cause and treatment of the Brown Pelican collected starving, wet and cold in Southern and Central California. A total of 322 birds have been returned to the wild. … Read more