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Great Egret Suffers Two Gunshot Wounds, $500 Reward Offered

A Great Egret is recovering at International Bird Rescue after being found shot in Southern California on November 28, 2017. International Bird Rescue is offering a $500 reward to anyone with information leading to the conviction of the perpetrator involved. The wounded Egret was brought to an Agoura Hills, CA animal hospital before being transferred…

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$5,000 Reward Now Offered in Brown Pelican Gunshot Incident

International Bird Rescue, along with help from an anonymous donor, is now offering a $5,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for shooting an adult male Brown Pelican in Southern California. Anyone with information that might lead to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for shooting this bird…

Update: Reward in Great Blue Heron shooting now $6K+

Photo by Cheryl Reynolds Earlier this week, we blogged about this Great Blue Heron, brought to our San Francisco Bay center last weekend with gunshot wounds a wing fracture. This animal was rescued in Hollister, CA by our friends at Wildlife Emergency Services, which secured an initial $5,050 reward for information leading to the arrest…

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Patients of the week: two Great Blue Herons, two human-caused injuries seen all too often

Photos by Cheryl Reynolds Great Blue Herons are among the most majestic of aquatic birds, with their S-curved necks in flight, graceful stature and lightning-quick reflexes as they hunt for prey at water’s edge. Though this species has been protected by federal law for nearly a century, our wildlife teams regularly care for herons injured…

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In care: Brown Pelican with an odd injury

Photo by Bill Steinkamp Often we receive birds with inexplicable injuries. This is one such case. Animal control officers recently transported a Brown Pelican with an injured foot to our Los Angeles center. Our veterinarian, Dr. Rebecca Duerr, found and removed two sharp, wood objects that had impeded the bird’s ability to bear weight on…

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Release! Pink the Pelican

L.A. City Councilman Joe Buscaino releases Pink. Photos and video by Bill Steinkamp and Kira Perov (volume adjustment on lower right of video control panel) Pink, a California Brown Pelican and now arguably one of the most famous patients in International Bird Rescue history, was successfully released on Tuesday afternoon at White Point Park in…

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Pink the Pelican scheduled for release

Photos by Bill Steinkamp Good news! “Pink,” a California Brown Pelican who made national headlines after being found with a near-severed throat pouch caused by an unknown assailant, has made a truly remarkable recovery at International Bird Rescue’s Los Angeles center and is scheduled for a June 3 release. Here’s the scheduled release information for…

Pink’s pouch progress: Remarkable healing now underway!

Photos by Dr. Rebecca Duerr With their fossil record existence dating back at least 30 million years, Brown Pelicans are strong and resilient animals. For proof, look no further than to the story of “Pink.” As you may have read, our Los Angeles center received an adult California Brown Pelican, now nicknamed Pink, in mid-April…