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August 15, 2011

Your Support Is Helping Hungry Pelicans

Dear Friends,

With the support of friends like you, this summer International Bird Rescue is rehabilitating and releasing hundreds of young Brown Pelicans back into the wild. It’s a beautiful sight to see, and we are deeply grateful to those of you who reached into your pockets and helped us give these birds the care – and incredible amount of food – they need to survive and thrive!

As quickly as we set these birds free, more injured, ill, and starving Pelicans arrive. We will do everything we can to help them, but in the case of natural events like this, there is no responsible party to help defray the expense.

Together, International Bird Rescue’s two Wildlife Centers have been caring for 70-100 Brown Pelicans at a time. Every bird has its own set of needs, things like surgeries and medicines, but they all need to eat. Each one consumes half its bodyweight in food every day – about 6 pounds of fish – at up to $2.05 a pound. See video

If you haven’t made a donation to International Bird Rescue yet, we hope that you will. If you have, our heartfelt thanks. We hope you’ll tell your friends why our work is important to you, and encourage them to join you. It would mean the world to us – and a whole lot more to every bird that arrives on our doorstep. Donate Now

With deepest gratitude,

Paul Kelway
Executive Director
International Bird Rescue

July 27, 2011

Hungry Pelicans Need a Helping Hand

Dear Friends,

Brown Pelican at in care at International Bird RescueInternational Bird Rescue’s Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Wildlife Centers are working long hours this summer to care for an influx of young aquatic birds. Most striking are the large numbers of juvenile Brown Pelicans in urgent need of care. As quickly as we can get them back on their feet and released into the wild, more arrive. See Pelican Video

Some have injuries caused by fishing hooks or fishing line, others suffer from various forms of infection, and about half are simply starving, unable to find enough food to survive on their own.

A young Brown Pelican eats an average of 6 pounds of fish a day – half its bodyweight – and each of our two centers is caring for 40-50 Pelicans at a time. International Bird Rescue is purchasing more than 500 lbs. of fish per day at up to $2.05 a pound just to keep these birds fed – and that’s just the Pelicans!

It is only through generous donations from friends like you that we are able to provide all of the birds that pass through our doors with everything they need to survive and thrive. We ask you to please donate what you can to help us save not just these birds, but every bird that needs us. Donate Now

From the largest Brown Pelican to the tiniest Killdeer chick, every bird matters.

With heartfelt thanks,

Paul Kelway
Executive Director
International Bird Rescue

May 2, 2009

So many mouths to feed: Adopt a duckling

With Mother’s Day just around the corner (Sunday, May 10th) you may be scratching your head wondering what gift to get dear old Mom. How about adopting a duckling? For $25 you’ll make mom proud. The adoption also includes a certificate suitable for framing.

For $75 you can also gift a clutch of ducklings.

The adoptions help us care for more hungry, orphaned ducklings at both of our California bird centers. So far this year we’ve received over 300 ducklings.

Click on the PayPal donation link to the far right >> or see our adoption page on the IBRRC website.

Also hear:

Radio interview with Jay Holcomb on Duckling adoptions
MP3 Format 1.9 MB