Huntington Beach Canal Spill Day 2: Care & Processing Update

The live bird collected yesterday was a pied billed grebe. The dead birds have not yet been processed. The live bird was stabilized at the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center (WWCC) before being transferred late yesterday afternoon to the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center (LAOBCEC) where it is under the care of staff from the International Bird Rescue and Research Center. Preliminary tests conducted this morning showed the bird was stable enough to be cleaned this afternoon. This was successful and the bird is now resting quietly.

Current field conditions have made rescuing affected birds both difficult and potentially dangerous. Despite these challenges, a small number of oiled birds were captured today, stabilized at the WWCC and transferred to the LAOBCEC. More details will be available tomorrow after these birds have been processed and examined.

-Greg

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