Great Egrets Released with GPS Trackers To Aid in Waterbird Research
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Great Egrets Released with GPS Trackers To Aid in Waterbird Research

The recent release of Great Egrets raised by International Bird Rescue and outfitted with special Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers will aid in the research of this majestic waterbird species. The GPS backpack was provided and fitted by our friends from Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) as part of a study of the movements and migrations…

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Release Files: Laysan Albatross Returns To The Wild

The wayward Laysan Albatross that was found grounded in a meadow in Soquel, CA, is back in the wild after being released back to Monterey Bay. Thanks to the SPCA for Monterey County for doing the original rescue back in late March after local birders alerted the animal rescue group. After being transferred to International…

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Release of the Week: Snowy Egrets and Black-crowned Night-Herons

With supporters looking on, another group of Snowy Egrets and Black-crowned Night Herons, were released back to the wild last week at Arrowhead Marsh in Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline. Most of the released birds were part of the Oakland Heronry Rescue that began on July 10th after a large ficus tree containing a…

The Release Files: More Brown Pelicans Return to the Wild

On a bright, sunny, morning with the Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop, seven Brown Pelicans were returned to Northern California waters. The pelicans were nursed back to health after arriving sick and starving at International Bird Rescue’s San Francisco Bay-Delta wildlife center. The release included some older birds that received care for fishing line…

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The Release Files: Rescued Young Pelicans Get a Second Chance

A beautiful day for a release! Three rehabilitated Brown Pelicans took to the skies and joined a flock of local pelicans as they returned to the wild Wednesday afternoon. The healthy seabirds were released at Whites Point in San Pedro after a month in Bird Rescue care. The opening paragraph in the Associated Press story…

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The Release Files: Brown Pelican Recovers From Horrendous Pouch Injury

Remember this Brown Pelican with the monstrous pouch injury we posted earlier this summer? We have good news: The bird recovered and was released after major surgery and weeks of specialized care. On July 16 2017, a kind-hearted person in Huntington Beach, CA rescued a young Brown Pelican with a horrendous wound. The poor bird’s…

The Release Files: Partnership Helps Egrets and Herons Fly Free

This week we celebrate the partnership that helped rescue and release 20 Egrets and Herons in Oakland, CA. Among the bunch, a Black-crowned Night-Heron that came into International Bird Rescue with a broken leg after a tree split in two June 19th in downtown Oakland. The Snowy Egrets and Black-crowned Night-Herons were set free at…

The Release Files: Entangled Pelican rescued and returned to the wild

Thanks to two of our volunteers, a fishing line entangled Brown Pelican is alive, well, and back in the wild. Last September, two of our long-time transport volunteers, Joan Teitler and Larry Bidinian, who live down in Santa Cruz, were visiting Scott Creek Beach when they saw an animal in need. Of course, once an…