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2018

Returning to The Wild: Rescued Brown Pelicans in Northern California
June 28, 2018

Healthy Brown Pelicans Returning To The Wild This Week in Southern California
June 12, 2018

Sudden Surge of Sick and Dying Brown Pelicans along the Coast of California
May 10, 2018

Media and Public Invited to View the Release of Rescued White Pelican
January 23, 2018

2017

Great Egret Suffers Two Gunshot Wounds, Recovering At Los Angeles Center
December 18, 2017

Rehabilitated Brown Pelican E17 Spotted With Nestlings in Mexico
August 21, 2017

High Numbers of Beached Birds Showing Up Along the Southern California Coast
April 18, 2017

2016

New Oiled Birds Tied To Old Sunken Ship Still Leaking Off San Francisco
February 22, 2016

45th Anniversary of SF Bay Oil Spill that led to creation of Bird Rescue
January 19, 2016

2015

Media Alert: Rescued Common Murre Seabirds To Be Released Northern California
October 23, 2015

We Love Boobies! Rare West Coast Seabird Visitors At Los Angeles Center
October 5, 2015

Exhausted, Starving Seabirds Continue To Swamp Bird Rescue's San Francisco Bay Center
September 21, 2015

Hundreds of weak, starving Common Murres filling San Francisco Bay Center
September 2, 2015

International Bird Rescue Names JD Bergeron New Executive Director
July 15, 2015

Last Mystery Goo seabird to be released, brings total to 165 clean birds back to the wild
April 14, 2015

After two surgeries, Brown Pelican Gunshot Victim Still In Critical Condition
April 10, 2015

Two Laysan Albatross, Rare Seabirds to Be Released in Southern California
April 1, 2015

$5,000 Reward Now Offered in Brown Pelican Gunshot Incident
March 23, 2015

After Two Months, Mystery Goo Seabird Care Winding Down; 154 Birds Released
March 17, 2015

Honoring Oakland schoolkids who fundraised for Mystery Goo Seabirds
February 26, 2015

Mystery Goo Partially Identified; Care Costs Nearing $150,000 For Bird Rescue
February 16, 2015

Next Release of Mystery Goo Birds Set For Feb. 12th
February 10, 2015

First East Bay Release of Mystery Goo Birds!
February 4, 2015

First Release to the WILD - Mystery Goo Birds
January 26, 2015

Mystery Substance's Toll on Bay Area Seabirds Rises Sharply
January 19, 2015

Mystery Substance Threatens Seabirds in the San Francisco Bay
January 17, 2015

2014

State of California Funds New Aviary to Save Injured and Oiled Wildlife
September 24, 2014

New partnership with the Port of Long Beach to protect local wildlife
August 19, 2014

International Bird Rescue mourns the loss of Executive Director Jay Holcomb
June 11, 2014

Young herons injured in Oakland tree-trimming incident to be released in East Bay
June 5, 2014

"Pink the Pelican," Found in Long Beach with Mutilated Throat Pouch, to Be Released
May 29, 2014

Donor Doubles Reward in "Pink" Mutilated Pelican Case to $20,000
May 1, 2014

$10,000 Reward Now Offered in Mutilated Pelican Case as Cruelty Victim "Pink" Undergoes First Surgery
April 28, 2014

Mutilation of Brown Pelican Outrages Public; Reward Now $5,000
April 22, 2014

Reward Offered in Mutilation of Brown Pelican Found in Long Beach, CA
April 21, 2014

International Bird Rescue Launches Innovative Internship Program - Exclusive to San Pedro & Wilmington Communities
March 3, 2014

2013

Orphaned Egrets and Herons from Santa Rosa Colony Get Second Chance
June 12, 2013

Mother Duck Dies, But Removed Egg Hatches 26 Days Later
May 22, 2013

Oiled Seabirds Flood Los Angeles Rescue Center
February 17, 2013

2012

California Brown Pelican Youngsters Make Surprising Journey
December 18, 2012

Remembering Disasters, People and Birds: Fifth Anniversary of the Cosco Busan Oil Spill
November 7, 2012

International Bird Rescue Seeks Leads In Animal Cruelty Case
August 29, 2012

Rescued Pelicans Return to the Wild, Get a Second Chance to Make it on Their Own
August 1, 2012

Starving Brown Pelicans Flock to Beaches, Concern Beachgoers, Overwhelm Rescue Centers
July 11, 2012

Rescued Seabirds Enjoyed Independence Despite Fireworks Foul Play
July 3, 2012

Who Cares for Birds? Celebrating Our Bay Area Roots With 40th Anniversary Event in Berkeley
April 9, 2012

Oiled Birds From Natural Seep Flood International Bird Rescue
March 2, 2012

Rare Albatross Set For Release by International Bird Rescue
January 30, 2012

2011

Exotic Stowaway Bird Flying Home, from LAX
November 2, 2011

California's Brown Pelican Injuries Now at Record High Numbers - International Bird Rescue's Wildlife Centers Pay the Price
August 30, 2011

California-based oiled bird rescue organization turns 40, reflects on Gulf Spill
April 26, 2011

2010

Who's collaring Seagulls with beer cans in the SF Bay Area?
November 3, 2010

2010 John Muir Conservationist Award goes to Jay Holcomb
November 2, 2010

Jay Holcomb Receives Ocean Hero Award
June 8, 2010

Transcript available from May 10 Teleconference on Gulf Oil Spill Bird Rescue
May 12, 2010

Press teleconference scheduled for Monday, May 10, 2010 at 11 am Central Time
May 8, 2010

Update from oiled bird rescue Gulf spill; Media info: Tours 1 pm -2 pm each day
May 1, 2010

Response Team activated at gulf oil spill; heading to Louisiana to help
April 29, 2010

Pelican Crisis Pushes California Wildlife Groups to Breaking Point
February 5, 2010

Rain eases but storm-battered pelicans still pouring in
January 23, 2010

Pelicans hit hard by strong Southern California storms
January 20, 2010