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Gulf oil spill: This website is a good place to follow the action

Pelicans being treated at International Bird Rescue Research Center, Fairfield, California.
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The International Bird Rescue Research Center in Fairfield, California, is one of the most experienced waterfowl rescue and oiled bird cleaning facilities in the world.

IBRRC has sent a team of their experts, led by IBRRC director Jay Holcomb, to the oil spill area in the Gulf to help set up and staff rehabilitation centers in areas of Louisiana, Alabama and Florida where the oil might come ashore.

Jay has worked on over 200 oil spills and rescue efforts around the world.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
Under: International Bird rescue research Center, Oil, Oil Spills, Waterfowl | 4 Comments »

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge: A special photo essay

Snowy egret landing ( Aric Crabb /Staff)
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In 1974, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service established the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the first urban national wildlife refuge in the country.

Thirty-five years since its inception, the refuge complex is now made up of seven distinct refuges spanning 120 miles and 44,377 acres, from Monterey County to San Pablo Bay. The refuges are home to 18 endangered and threatened species, providing protection to their habitat.

In the next year, a series of beautiful and informative photo essays by Media-News staff photographer Aric Crabb will explore the four seasons of the complex.
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Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Under: Bird Watching, Birds, San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Waterfowl, Wildlife | No Comments »

Poaching is a BIG threat to California wildlife

Tundra swan by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, Calif.
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Audubon California-backed anti-poaching legislation gets first committee hearing.

New legislation to address what many see as a rising threat to California wildlife will see its first committee hearing today (April 28) at the State Capitol. Assembly Bill 708, sponsored by Assembly Member Jared Huffman of Marin, seeks to impose substantial new penalties for poaching.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
Under: Animal protection legislation, Birds, Game birds, Poaching, Waterfowl | No Comments »

These pelicans need your help!

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Crisis continues for brown pelicans along Northern California coastline.

The International Bird Rescue Research Center’s Northern California rehabilitation center in Fairfield has received 137 injured pelicans this year — and 115 of those pelicans have come in since June 15!

Most have been weak young birds that are learning how to hunt … but … recently, many have been brought in suffering from injuries from fishing hooks and from being entangled in fishing line.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
Under: International Bird rescue research Center, Pelicans, Waterfowl | No Comments »