Every Bird Matters
news and views from international bird rescue

January 15, 2008

2008 comes in with a bang

The new year is turning out to be a busy one for IBRRC. In the first half of January, the bird center has personnel dedicated to the following events:

•Patagonia oil spill in Argentina
IBRRC is again teaming up with international wildlife professionals on Patagonia’s coast to help save 400 birds oiled affected by a mystery spill. Read more

•Battered by storms, birds flood center
Over a 100 birds, including a long-lost tropical Frigate bird, arrived for care at IBRRC’s Northern California center. All the birds in care were affected by severe weather that hit the Bay Area during early January. Winds in some areas were clocked at over 100 miles an hour. See full story

•Oily Bald Eagles arrive at IBRRC’s Alaska center
At least 35 bald eagles, who got caught in a feeding frenzy at a Kodiak fish processing plant, are on the mend at IBRRC’s Anchorage bird center. The oiled birds were rescued and flown to the center after becoming unable to fly following the melee inside a fish waste truck. More info

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