Go see the movie Pelican Dreams

Pelican dreams1

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]

Be an intern for the birds

International Bird Rescue (IBR) is looking for a few good interns! This is a great opportunity for students interested in biology, wildlife preservation, environmental conservation and of course…birds. Being a bird isn’t so easy these days. Despite possessing the gift of flight, birds still have to spend many hours on land resting, foraging, nesting, preening… [read more]

Staring into the eyes of an albatross

Photo credit: Paul Berry

Yesterday I saw this photo of a Laysan albatross on Facebook posted by International Bird Rescue and I couldn’t stop staring at it. There’s something almost mystical about an albastross’ eyes; they look like black pools of wisdom that contain the secrets to the universe. This stunning bird was released over the weekend by the… [read more]