Go see the movie Pelican Dreams

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I had the chance to see the new movie Pelican Dreams and it was a delight! The movie opens with a huge traffic jam on the Golden Gate bridge caused by a lone California brown pelican standing in the middle of the road. The bird won’t budge until a rescuer steps forward and then the… [read more]

Pink the brown pelican flies free!

Hooray, Pink the formerly mutilated brown pelican was released on Tuesday, June 3rd, and flew back to his pelican compatriots in the wild! Before being released, he was banded with a blue band printed with V70 on it, this is to help identify him in the wild as part of International Bird Rescue’s Blue-Banded Pelican… [read more]

Update on Pink the mutilated brown pelican

IBR-Pink, Post Surgery

Great news, Pink the brown pelican has fully recovered from a severe mutilated pouch wound! After two operations that lasted a total of six hours and involved hundreds of stitches, it’s almost impossible to see the scar and Pink looks good as new (see photo). “Over the course of treatment, I’ve seen Pink transform from… [read more]

$10,000 reward for information on mutilated pelican

IBR-Pelican Surgery

Great news, the mutilated California brown pelican made it through the first surgery on Sunday and is doing well! Double great news, the reward for information on the attacker(s) is now up to $10,000. In other news, the pelican has been officially nicknamed “Pink” for the colored leg band the bird was assigned upon arriving… [read more]

A pelican, a boy and a heartwarming story

Photo credit: Jenny Nguyen

Why not wrap up the holidays with a heartwarming story? Here’s a great one from International Bird Rescue (IBR). A few months ago, the organization was contacted by Christopher Borrayo-Cruz about the possibility of helping rescued animals through his Eagle Scout Project. “We were thrilled, and decided together that he would build a series of… [read more]

Help track blue-banded California brown pelicans!

California brown pelican

International Bird Rescue is hosting a contest to encourage people to help identify and report blue-band California brown pelicans. Why should you participate? Because you’ll be helping International Bird Rescue (IBR) and California brown pelicans all in the name of science. It’s a triple win! “Since 2009, we’ve been banding brown pelicans that we’ve rehabilitated… [read more]