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November 17, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill talk in Monterey December 4th

After spending nearly 5 months along the Gulf Coast, lead wildlife rescuers will give an eye opening account of their experiences on Saturday afternoon, December 4th in Monterey, CA.

Jay Holcomb of International Bird Rescue (San Francisco), world leader in oiled wildlife recovery and aquatic bird care, will join WildRescue (Monterey) directors Rebecca Dmytryk and Duane Titus in recounting their experiences. Anecdotes and never‐seen video clips and pictures will offer a firsthand look at what it was like to be on the frontlines of the largest oil spill disaster in U.S. history.

The program will be presented at Monterey Peninsula College ‐ Lecture Hall 103, 980 Fremont St., Monterey, CA. It starts at 3 PM and will until 4:30 PM. Download the flyer

Tickets are $15; $20 at the door.

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The talk benefits WildRescue, a Moss Landing CA based wildlife rescue group.

April 10, 2009

"Penguins, Pelicans, and People" talk in Sonoma

Jay Holcomb of IBRRC will share his stories and experiences in a lecture this month that spotlights how humans are affecting two beloved species of birds: Pelicans and Penguins.

The talk will be held on Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 PM in Sonoma and is called “Penguins, Pelicans, and People.” The suggested donation for the event is $5.

It will be held at Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center: 276 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476. Map

Holcomb is Executive Director of the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC). Under his leadership the organization has responded to over 200 oil spills including the Cosco Busan spill in San Francisco Bay in 2007. The group was born out of the 1971 oil spill at the Golden Gate when volunteers cared for hundreds of oiled animals. Read Jay Holcomb’s full bio

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This lecture is a joint effort with the Sonoma Community Center and Sonomabirding.org. The monthly lectures focused on birding topics. This spring, the lectures will be the foundation for a larger set of nature-related curricula including classes, outdoor adventures and a sub-series of short seminars called “The 110 Series.”

February 7, 2009

Thanks to the Mount Diablo Audubon Society

Executive Director Jay Holcomb was warmly welcomed by more than 90 members of the Mount Diablo Audubon Society (MDAS) on Feb. 5th for a brief retrospective talk about IBRRC.

Jay’s discussion was arranged by Alice Holmes and Mike and Cecil Williams, owners of Wild Birds Unlimited in Pleasant Hill, and all officers in the MDAS.

The Audubon group made a very generous $2,000 donation to IBRRC’s bird rescue efforts. Vice President Mike Williams made the presentation.

“We thank the MDAS and Mike, Cecil and Alice for arranging this talk,” says Laurie Pyne, IBRRC’s Development Director and Board Member. “We appreciate the new knowledge that comes with sharing information and look forward to future collaborations.”

See: Mount Diablo Audubon Society