Registration for Oilapalooza 2013 is Open! Useful Website Links

Contact your Member Organizations ASAP for the links you will need to register for Oilapalooza 2013. This year’s OWCN sponsored Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference will be hosted by SeaWorld in San Diego. The conference hotel is the Dana on Mission Bay where lectures will be held on October 26th. An evening reception (10/26) and wetlabs (10/27) will be held at SeaWorld. We are expecting there to be strong interest in this conference and there is a limited capacity, so be sure to register early to ensure that you don’t miss out on this exciting educational and networking opportunity. Just a quick reminder, if you have not already completed the OWCN Online Training Series, please do so soon. The entire series needs to be finished prior to registration.

At last year’s Oilapalooza, participants in the Innovations Break Out Session suggested that it could be helpful for OWCN to post useful webpage links. A few months ago, I sent out a request for links. The following is a list of some suggested websites:

Rehabilitation organization websites:
• National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association:
• International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council:
• California Council of Wildlife Rehabilitators:

Federal agency websites:
• US Fish & Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Program:

State agency websites:
• CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit Application Process:

General information about birds
• Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

General information about marine mammals
• The visible Sea Lion:

General information about sea otters
• The Marine Mammal Center: Sea Otter

General information about sea turtles
• NOAA Fisheries, Office of Protected Resources, Leatherback Turtle:

Reporting stranded or distressed Wildlife
• NOAA Fisheries, Office of Protected Resources: Report a Stranded Dolphon, Whale, or Sea Turtle:

• Bird Anatomy:

Equipment suppliers
• Cages
o Shorline cages:‎
• Crates
• Nets
o Hayward Fishing Supplies:

If you would like to add to the list, please e-mail your favorite website links to In addition to the link, please send a brief description of how you utilize the site (i.e. advice you would give to another rehabber to get the best use out of the site). A 1-2 sentence description would be great, although you can write more if you wish.
Thanks for your input!
— Nancy


SeaWorld sea turtle rescue

SeaWorld sea turtle rescue.


The Dana on Mission Bay.

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Room at the Dana on Mission Bay.

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