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It Always Starts With A Phone Call

Note: First person post about the Oakland Heronry Rescue in July 2019 by Michelle Bellizzi, Bird Rescue’s Response Manager On Wednesday July 10, 2019, I’d just arrived home from work and was getting dinner together, when The Call came in. International Bird Rescue’s San Francisco Bay-Delta Wildlife Center Manager Isabel Luevano had picked up a…

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Bird Rescue Jumps Into Action in Oakland – Rescuing Baby Birds from Fallen Tree

Disaster struck this week at a large heron and egret rookery in downtown Oakland, CA. A large ficus tree split and partially toppled on Wednesday, sending dozens of baby birds tumbling to the ground. A concerned citizen saw these birds in crisis and immediately called our San Francisco Bay-Delta wildlife center to come to the…

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It’s Dinosaur Week at Bird Rescue!

Celebrating Baby Herons and Egrets – Modern-Day Dinosaurs! The connection between the today’s birds and their ancient dinosaur ancestors was first suggested in 1860 with the discovery of the feathered dinosaur, Archaeopteryx, in Germany. Today, when we look at the baby herons and egrets in care at our wildlife centers, that relationship couldn’t be more…

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This Spring We’re Rescuing Hundreds of Orphaned Ducklings!

Each spring, hundreds of baby birds come into care at Bird Rescue. Human-wildlife conflicts are the primary causes of these admissions. As urban development continues, suitable nesting habitat decreases, bringing people and baby birds into contact. Between our two California wildlife centers, this May we have over 200 ducklings already in care, including the little…