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June 12, 2009

Join Minnie Driver on DAWN’s new Facebook page

Join actress Minnie Driver on Facebook and others as they connect with the DAWN “Everyday Wildlife Champions” program. The promotion contributes 50 cents to IBRRC if you buy and register your purchase.

“Marine wildlife preservation is a significant issue to me, and I’m always looking for ways to become more deeply involved,” says Driver. “I have partnered with Dawn® and Everyday Wildlife Champions™ to further raise awareness for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.”

DAWN is continuing over 30 years of support for wildlife rescue efforts through their national program called “Everyday Wildlife Champions.” This program will allow consumers to become part of the movement to save and preserve our delicate marine ecosystem and the animals that call it home through their purchase of a bottle of Dawn.

With your help, IBRRC and the Marine Mammal Center in California can earn up to $250,000 each in this program to help save more animals.

So get involved and do a good turn. Join the Facebook page now: www.facebook.com/dawnsaveswildlife

May 31, 2009

Come fly with us: IBRRC’s Facebook page up

IBRRC has joined the social media world and now has a Facebook page to post information and photos about the work it does saving birds.

If you’re a Facebook user, please join us and become a fan. We’ll be using the page to further connect all of us in this popular social friends site – especially this summer’s upcoming Dawn campaign, Everyday Wildlife Champions. As of this week the new Facebook page has more than 300 fans.

“I see this a great window into the various work we do,” says Jay Holcomb, Executive Director of IBRRC. In fact, Jay has posted more photos and commentary on a visit to the Midway Atoll: Disposable Plastic and It’s Effects on Aquatic Birds. See the photo album

You can join the page here

We’d like to thank Andrew Harmon, a bird rescue volunteer at our San Pedro bird center, for getting our Facebook page off the ground.

May 30, 2009

Unusual “Alien in a Duck” x-ray still a hit

Back in May 2006 and unusual image in a routine bird x-ray caused a major stir on the web that is still being felt today.

The x-ray of a injured duck showed what looked to be a facial image of an alien like face. After tremendous media attention, the original x-ray was auctioned off on eBay to help pay International Bird Rescue’s ongoing bird care. It was purchased by an online gaming website GoldenPalace.com which purchases oddities to support causes and promotes its business: “Alien Duck Migrates into Online Casino’s Collection!

“The alien x-ray is still one of Bird Rescue’s most popular web pages,” says Russ Curtis, the group’s Technology Manager and Webmaster. “Our web reports show that in the last year alone the page had nearly 30,000 hits.”

From the original web page:

The Bird Rescue staff discussed if an alien life form was either consumed by or trying to communicate with the people of Earth through the duck, because the center is located in an area of California known for its mysterious crop circles.

The staff noted that the symmetry of the alien’s face is perfect, with an intense grimace, as if it was in anguish after being eaten.

Unfortunately the duck died due to its injuries. UC Davis veterinarians did a necropsy and the duck’s stomach had some grain in it, but no alien. Bird Rescue then put the one-of-a-kind x-ray up on eBay, with all the proceeds going toward funding wildlife rehabilitation programs. During the sale the eBay page received over 135,000 visits.