The Release Files: A cormorant found hanging in a tree net returns home

Double-crested Cormorant photo by IBR intern Sean MacDonald; inset photo © P. Wallerstein, MAR/Friends of Animals.

Good news!

International Bird Rescue’s Los Angeles center recently received into care this Double-crested Cormorant, found hanging in a tree net in Marina del Rey and rescued by L.A. County Fire Department Station 110.

The bird had a drooping wing upon intake, but we’re very pleased to report it responded extremely well to care and was recently released in San Pedro by our intern and volunteer team.

Also released: this Brant Goose (shown below), which came to our L.A. center oiled and suffering from bilateral injuries; and several Western Grebes — all eager to return to the open water.

Nice work, team!

Brant Goose release by Sean MacDonald. Inset photo of Brant Goose in IBR’s care.

Double-crested Cormorant after release!

Western Grebe release

Western Grebe releases

Western Grebe release

Release photos courtesy Sean MacDonald