The good news is that more than 200 pelicans have been released back into the wild.
At our Los Angeles bird center, 101 live pelicans currently are in care. The San Francisco Bay center has approximately 20.
Wet, sick and dying pelicans have been flooding into IBRRC bird centers following the heavy rains, flooding and pollution from run-off that hit the California coast in early January 2010. As seabird specialists, IBRRC is doing its best to treat as many of these sick, cold and wet wildlife casualties at both of its California seabird rescue clinics.
The public has responded to IBRRC’s call for monetary help and donated supplies to assist this unprecedented rescue.