The Power of Sharing: Giving Tuesday is One Week Away
International Bird Rescue
by Russ Curtis
1w ago
 Dear Friends, 365 days a year, our dedicated staff provide ill, injured, orphaned, and contaminated birds the compassionate medical care needed for a second chance at life. Birds in a changing world face unforeseen challenges, and we are often called to act immediately. In total, more than 3,300 birds entered Bird Rescue’s wildlife facilities in need of help in 2022. Our ability to perform this important work would not be possible if it wasn’t for the kind and generous support of people like you. Watch this video and learn more about our history and why we’re dedicated to saving wildlife. Gi ..read more
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Protected: This Holiday Weekend: Visit the Cordelia Slough
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by Ariana Gastelum
1w ago
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New Children’s Book By Jenna Bush Hager And Dawn To Inspire The Next Generation
International Bird Rescue
by Russ Curtis
1M ago
A new free, digital children’s book called The Wonderful World of Blue aimed at connecting kids to nature, is now available as a free download. The book, co-authored by Jenna Bush Hager, has been released by Dawn Dish Soap in collaboration with International Bird Rescue and The Marine Mammal Center. This free educational e-book is designed to inspire and engage a younger generation of wildlife heroes who will make caring for the environment and wildlife a priority in the years to come. Along with an engaging creative story, the book features wildlife literacy guidance on topics which make a d ..read more
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Protected: Elegant Tern From 2021 Southern California Seabird Rescue Sighted Thriving 350 Miles North
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by Russ Curtis
1M ago
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Protected: Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern Learns Amid Brown Pelican Crisis
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by Ariana Gastelum
2M ago
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Record Number of Attendees at 2022 Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference
International Bird Rescue
by Russ Curtis
2M ago
JD Bergeron, Bird Rescue’s Chief Executive Officer,  and Valeria Ruoppolo, Founder of Aiuká, welcome attendees on the first day of the EOW Conference. Photo: Russ Curtis – International Bird Rescue More than 160 individuals from 13 countries, representing 60 wildlife organizations, state agencies, universities, and oil industry groups, attended the 14th Effects of Oil on Wildlife (EOW) 2022 Conference. This is the largest number of registrants in EOW history! The four day event was held in Long Beach, CA from 26-30 September 2022 . It was co-hosted by International Bird Rescue and Brazil ..read more
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Compassion Fatigue is a Real for Wildlife Professionals During Oil Spills
International Bird Rescue
by Devin Bergeles
2M ago
In February 2022 I went on my very first oil spill response in Peru, working with our partner Aiuká to train and assist the local community in caring for wildlife affected by a major oil spill near Lima. Responses like these can bring up emotional and physical fatigue for those working with wildlife. What is compassion Fatigue? Compassion fatigue is a condition characterized by emotional and physical exhaustion leading to a diminished ability to empathize or feel compassion for others, often described as the negative cost of caring. It is sometimes referred to as secondary traumatic stress. Th ..read more
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14th Effects of Oil on Wildlife 26-30 September in Long Beach, CA
International Bird Rescue
by Russ Curtis
2M ago
International Bird Rescue is pleased to co-host, along with Brazil-based Aiuká, this week’s 14th Effects of Oil on Wildlife (EOW) Conference in Long Beach, CA. The EOW conference on 26-30 September, 2022, is the only global meeting focusing on the planning, response, rehabilitation, and research aspects of oil spills and their impacts to wildlife. Since the inaugural meeting, interest in oiled wildlife response has increased exponentially, as have the resources dedicated to preparedness, research, and damage mitigation. This conference is the primary venue for experts in a variety of specialt ..read more
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Timely Tree Trimming Saves Lives
International Bird Rescue
by Angie Trumbo
2M ago
Adult Snowy Egret feeds chick in overgrown trees. Photo by Cheryl Reynolds – International Bird RescueThe months of September through February are the best time to complete your tree and shrub maintenance. Now is the time to take action to save the lives of baby birds next spring. Trees and other plants around your home can provide important habitat for birds, but it’s best to do any remodeling while the occupants are away. The months of September through February are the best time to complete your tree and shrub maintenance as most birds will have completed their breeding cycles by this ..read more
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American White Pelican Spent Four Months Recuperating With Bevy of Brown Pelicans
International Bird Rescue
by Ariana Gastelum
2M ago
In the wild, American White Pelicans do not often interact with Brown Pelicans. In care, pelicans don't discriminate – as long as everyone gets a fish. Photo by Katrina Plummer If you ever took a peek at Bird Rescue’s Los Angeles BirdCam between May and August, you marveled over the site of hundreds of Brown Pelicans, recovering from the Brown Pelican Crisis. With a closer look, one big bird stood out from the crowd: the American White Pelican. After 134 days in care, this bird finally earned his second chance in the wild on September 8.   A few months ago, this pelican was f ..read more
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