Rescued Snowy Plover Now A Monterey Aquarium Ambassador Bird

The Snowy Plover that came into care back in May 2020 is now at its forever home at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This tiny shorebird had its wing surgically pinned and later, physical therapy, but unfortunately the bird was deemed non releasable due to inadequate flight. His bone healed but his patagium – that web…

Webinar: The Great Penguin Rescue: What We Learned At Treasure Oil Spill

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the extraordinary rescue and rehabilitation of 20,000 oiled penguins at the Treasure oil spill in South Africa. The response team from International Bird Rescue was one of the key organizations providing its expertise and passion to make this one of the most successful wildlife responses in the world/…

Published: Port of Los Angeles Wildlife Impact Mitigation Project

This year International Bird Rescue was proud to complete the Port of Los Angles Wildlife Impact Mitigation Project, which was generously funded through a grant from the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (HCBF). This program involved a unique approach and included a three-step process to assess and mitigate impacts on wildlife in the Port of Los…

Rescuer’s Perspective – Katie Mcafee

Between both our Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay-Delta wildlife centers, International Bird Rescue helps to save the lives of thousands of birds each year. Our specialized rehabilitation clinics are open 365 days a year and staffed with an incredible team of technicians, volunteers, center managers, and one resident Veterinarian. While we are grateful to…

Blue-banded Brown Pelican M38 Sighted in Breeding Colony off California Coast

Editor’s Note: This story was prepared by staff member, Suzie Kosina. It isn’t often that we receive reports of our banded birds on breeding colonies, especially considering the colonies are typically in remote and sometimes, protected areas.  However, these locations are commonly monitored by biologists where they track nest locations, chick counts, breeding pairs, etc….