I’m not a birder but I find Pelicans to be the most fascinating birds to watch. These guys are definitely my favorite bird. I have taken a lot of pictures of them. In fact, I’m sure you noticed my logo features a pelican. Want to learn more about the birds? Read this or this.
Brown Pelicans were taken off the Federal Endangered Species list late last year. California may remove them from the State Endangered list soon. Now, there seems to be a problem with the Pelicans. The DFG estimated 500 pelicans – state wide – that were sick or dead had been found earlier this year. The San Francisco Bay Oiled Wildlife Care and Education Center has received more than 100 pelicans for treatment. The birds are, among other things, starving to death. The Daily Breeze( in SoCal) has a short article about the problem.
So, if you see a Pelican that’s obviously having a problem, contact the San Francisco Bay Oiled Wildlife Care and Education Center. Don’t try to help the bird yourself unless you are trained to do so. Here’s the address:
San Francisco Oiled Wildlife Care & Education Center (SFBOCEC)
4369 Cordelia Road
Fairfield, CA 94534
E-Mail: no_cal_center [at] ibrrc.org
Wildlife hospital: (707) 207-0380 ext. 110