2012 has truly been the year of the pelican here at International Bird Rescue, with hundreds of these beautiful birds filling our wildlife care centers for myriad reasons. Emaciated, injured by fish hooks, victims of human cruelty — you name it, we’ve seen it. Your support helps us care for all of these pelicans and many other aquatic birds.
This week, we’ve had some good news. We recently released our 1,000th pelican as part of our Blue-Banded Pelican Project, which helps us to track these magnificent birds as they return to their coastal habitats. To mark the occasion, artist David Scheirer painted this delightful original pelican watercolor. And it could be yours.
Donate $20 or more between now and
November 1 Sunday, November 4, and you could win this 8″ x 10″ painting signed by the artist. What’s more, any donation of $100 $75 or more gets you a FREE seabird watercolor 3″ x 3″ mini-print (a $20 value), thanks to the generosity of the artist and an anonymous International Bird Rescue supporter. We’ll e-mail you directly once you’ve made your donation and send you your choice of mini-print from the options below (puffins, pelican, or terns) within three weeks. (Update: We’ve added four more days to the contest! Give $75 or more and a seabird mini-print is all yours. We’ll announce the winner of the original watercolor next week.)
David Scheirer is an illustrator and painter from the Washington, D.C. area. He primarily works in watercolor and alternates between painting realistic, detailed watercolors and a whimsical illustration style of birds, the ocean, and the coasts.
With deepest gratitude,
International Bird Rescue