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]

$7,500 reward for information on mutilated CA brown pelican

Injured pelican exam

Yesterday, International Bird Rescue (IBR) held a press conference and provided more detailed information regarding the status of the mutilated California brown pelican. Here’s the latest: Thanks to the generous support of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and individual donors, the reward has increased to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.… [read more]

Dedicate this Earth Day to the birds!

Injured pelican

It’s Earth Day and I was prepared to do a celebratory post hailing all the wonderful gifts our planet Earth bestows upon us everyday. That is until I saw this eye-popping, jaw-dropping photo on Facebook accompanied by a plea from International Bird Rescue offering a $2,500 reward for information on who slashed this poor California… [read more]

California Wildlife Center recipes

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It’s time to share a couple more things about the California Wildlife Center that didn’t make my last post. As part of the tour, we had the chance to visit the hospital area and see recovering baby humming birds and mourning doves that were so cute. We also saw where volunteers check in to find… [read more]

The California Wildlife Center is amazing!

CA Wildlife Center

I had the chance to visit the California Wildlife Center during their recent Open House and was completely blown away by all the amazing work they do. The Center is located about halfway between Malibu and Calabasas off Malibu Canyon Road. It’s tucked away in the middle of the woods surrounded by hills and greenery,… [read more]

Point Dume wildlife bonanza

Point Dume flowers

Spending Sunday morning at Point Dume turned into a wildlife bonanza with ocean views and sunny skies. In less than one hour I had the chance to see: A gray whale milling about right near shore! California sea lions porpoising and hanging out on the rocks. California brown pelicans watching the waves. Western gulls relaxing… [read more]