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November 17, 2007

970 birds now in care; 496 washed of oil

Latest numbers on the oiled bird response:

970 live birds in care
496 washed of oil
268 died/euthanized

1,113 found dead in the field*

*Animals found dead include:
401 visibly oiled
217 unoiled
495 unassessed
2 raccoons

Most of the birds treated include Scoters, Scaups, Grebes, Loons and Cormorants. A complete list of birds affected by the spill will be compiled at the end of the response.

Wildlife rescue crews comprised of IBRRC response team members, OWCN participants and wardens from California Fish & Game continue to comb the bay and beaches to collect oiled birds for treatment. Most of the avian victims are weak and need of immediate attention.

All of the birds are being treated at the OWCN’s San Francisco Bay Oiled Wildlife Care and Education Center in Cordelia.

Miles of beaches remain closed after the 810-foot container ship Cosco Busan struck the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in heavy fog on Nov. 7, spilling 58,000 gallons of oil into the bay.

Full story on the oiled bird response

Updated numbers from OWCN: Friday 10:30 PM, November 16, 2007.

November 16, 2007

More oiled birds washed; 951 now in care

Here’s the latest numbers on the oiled birds:

951 live birds in care
394 washed of oil
197 died/euthanized

884 found dead in the field*

*Birds found dead include:
225 visibly oiled
115 unoiled
544 unassessed

Most of the birds treated include Scoters, Scaups, Grebes, Loons and Cormorants. A complete list of birds affected by the spill will be compiled at the end of the response.

Full story on the spill

All of the birds are being treated at the OWCN’s San Francisco Bay Oiled Wildlife Care and Education Center in Cordelia.

California Fish & Game and IBRRC wildlife rescue teams continue to comb the bay and beaches to collect birds for treatment after the SF Bay spill on Wednesday morning, November 7, 2007.

Updated numbers from OWCN: Thursday 10:00 PM, November 15, 2007.

November 14, 2007

Updated bird numbers: 804 in care

An oiled Scaup is cleaned at OWCN/IBRRC bird
rescue center in Cordelia, CA. Click on image to see larger

Here’s the updated numbers on the oiled bird response:

804 live birds in care
244 washed of oil
105 died/euthanized
590 found dead in the field*

* birds found dead include:
112 visibly oiled
62 unoiled
416 unassessed

Full story on the spill

All of the birds are being treated at the OWCN’s San Francisco Bay Oiled Wildlife Care and Education Center in Cordelia.

California Fish & Game and IBRRC wildlife rescue teams continue to comb the bay and beaches to collect birds for treatment after the SF Bay spill on Wednesday morning, November 7, 2007.

Updated numbers from OWCN: Tuesday 10:20 PM, November 13, 2007.

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Volunteers wash birds at the Cordelia wildlife center.