Every Bird Matters
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November 17, 2007

A call for volunteers: A personal account


In wake of oil spill, bird rescuers work against clock, the odds:

“…A group of net-wielding bird rescuers in white Tyvek coveralls converged on the scoters from two sides. As the lead netter yelled, “Go, go, go, go, go!” they charged. The ducks, unaware that they were being rescued, fled for the water. Three got away; three were netted and transferred to towel-lined cardboard pet carriers. Then someone asked if we could take the scoters to the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Cordelia in Solano County for cleaning. Sure!…”

– Excerpt from San Francisco Chronicle’s “Diary of a Dirty Job” column by avid birders and extraordinary volunteers Joe Eaton and Ron Sullivan.

Read the full column

November 14, 2007

Donating t-shirts and imprinting

Anybody willing to help us find a good place to design and imprint t-shirts to be given away to the hundreds of volunteers on this spill response?

If you’re an artist, send us your ideas. If you’re project manager who has time to see this through, please send an e-mail to russ@ibrrc.org.

In the past we’ve had staff handle this project, but considering the spill, we’re all just a little too busy to take this on ourselves

You can check our other donation needs here.

Also, if you know someone willing to donate a good working order Xerox copier, please contact us as well.

As always, we appreciate all your generous help.

November 10, 2007

Enough volunteers?

The latest posting on the OWCN website claims its got “enough volunteers for the next day or so…” This may be surprising to some, but there’s a lot of trained folks in the state’s oiled wildlife network that usually get the first nod – especially if they’ve been through the myriad of trainings that OWCN and IBRRC put on each year throughout the state.