California Brown Pelicans Sick and Dying

Winter stormy weather takes a toll on wildlife, too. The ultimate coastal flyer, the California Brown Pelican, has been hit hard by the recent prolonged heavy rains, flooding and pollution from run-off. All of which are taking their toll on Brown Pelicans as seabird specialists, The International Bird Rescue Research Center, treat as many of these cold, wet wildlife casualties at both California seabird rescue clinics.

From The International Bird Rescue Research Center blog:

To date, International Bird Rescue Research Center has admitted a staggering 310 California Brown Pelicans since January 1st, and they just keep coming. Our Los Angeles center has around 140 pelicans currently in care while our San Francisco Bay center has around 65. Thanks to our amazing volunteers we are managing to keep our heads above water, although the high numbers of birds are resulting in long hours, which always take their toll on everyone.

It has most definitely been raining pelicans. Let’s hope for a break in the clouds soon.

The International Bird Rescue Research Center urgently needs donations.

via Pacifica Riptide California Brown Pelicans Sick and Dying.

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