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Atlas Fire Hits Close to Home for Bird Rescue’s SF Bay-Delta Wildlife Center

The Atlas fire in California is has been hitting close to home for the past week at Bird Rescue. Our San Francisco Bay-Delta wildlife center, which is also our headquarters, is located in Fairfield, California, not far from the path of the fires. We kept our birds-in-care at the facility as long as we could…

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American White Pelican Out of Trouble

Great news! The American White Pelican reported in our July 26 blog post successfully recovered from his two leg fractures and was released Aug 22 in McNabney Marsh in Martinez, CA. When the cage was opened, he calmly walked out and took his time walking over to the water. We watched an interesting display of…

We Give Thanks During Volunteer Appreciation Week

This is Volunteer Appreciation Week and it reminds us that we appreciate our wonderfully helpful volunteers EVERY day! Volunteers are a critical component of our 365 day a year bird care: They help feed our bird patients, keep clinics clean, run errands and perform some administrative duties. Many of our volunteers have supported our “Every…

Updated: Brown Pelican gunshot victim has perished

Updated April 14, 2015:  Sadly, the Brown Pelican gunshot victim died this week. Nearly a month following the horrific shooting of a Brown Pelican found in Redondo Beach, International Bird Rescue is still caring for this critically injured seabird. After two major surgeries the bird is receiving supportive care due to an infected gunshot wound…

Saying thanks to some very helpful foundations

International Bird Rescue would like to thank the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund and the Summerlee Foundation, Annie Lee Roberts Emergency Rescue Fund for their generous funding that helped to rescue and treat the hundreds of birds that were coated in “mystery goo” in the San Francisco Bay Area. The caring…