Things have gotten a little busier today. As of this evening, we have 3 live oiled birds in care at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center. This is the OWCN’s largest oiled bird response facility in Southern California.
The birds are being given supportive care (food, fluids, and supplemental heat). We’ll monitor blood tests, body temperature and weight to determine when they are stable enough to be cleaned. This is a critical time for the birds as they begin to regain strength and fight the external and internal effects of oiling.
-Greg Massey, OWCN Assistant Director