EPIDEMIC NUMBER OF AILING ADULT PELICANS RAISING CONCERN
- Aquatic bird specialists, International Bird Rescue Research Center
(IBRRC) is noticing a trend in California Brown Pelicans along the
coastline from Monterey to San Diego and they need your help.
An unusual number of birds are coming in thin and disoriented - being
found on roads and in fields. What is remarkable is that many are
adult pelicans. Often this behavior is associated with domoic acid
from a marine algae but so far the birds exhibit no other typical
IBRRC is asking for your help in reporting ailing pelicans to your
local rescue organization or by calling the toll-free California
Wildlife Hotline 866-WILD-911. You are encouraged to leave information
on dead pelicans there as well by pressing option 2.
IBRRC- Community Outreach