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  • torusert
    The wayward Magnificent Frigatebird that was found in a tree in Healdsburg, CA after being blown off course by relentless storms in January, will be released
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 3, 2008
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      The wayward Magnificent Frigatebird that was found in a tree in
      Healdsburg, CA after being blown off course by relentless storms in
      January, will be released back into the wild in Southern California
      early this week. The male juvenile Frigatebird is in route this
      weekend to be set free Monday or Tuesday on the Channel Islands off
      the Southern California coast. This large tropical bird which is
      rarely seen in Northern California has spent nearly a month at IBRRC's
      Cordelia bird center gaining weight and getting some much needed R &
      R. It arrived at the center 400 grams underweight and below its core
      temperature, in critical condition. Today it is 1150 grams, strong and
      in good health.

      This was only the second Frigatebird treated by IBRRC in it's 37 year
      history. Several organizations and individuals participated in
      different phases including ID, rescue and a month long significant
      rehabilitation effort. Many thanks to all of you.

      Separately, since November 2007, IBRRC teams have been releasing the
      30 American Bald Eagles in Anchorage, 600 birds including Magellanic
      Penguins in Patagonia and over 450 Cosco Busan birds. The centers are
      currently rehabbing hundreds of storm birds in both California
      centers. IBRRC has rehabbed and released over 22000 birds from 37
      spills since 2000. People interested in volunteering may contact
      707-207-0380 ext. 10.

      http://ibrrc.org/patagonia07_spill_response.html
      http://ibrrc.org/bald_eagles_oiled_2008.html

      Tom Rusert
      Outreach and Release Team
      Coordinator - IBRRC
      tom@...
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