12 California Brown Pelicans Released!

on June 18, 2022

The first 12 Brown Pelicans Rescued by Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center Released Back in the Wild!

Thrilled to have had the opportunity to watch the release of 12 precious Brown Pelicans!!!

These Pelicans are victims of the recent Southern California mass-stranding event Pelican Crisis. Since May 12, hundreds of Brown Pelicans have been found cold, injured, and starving and the cause is still unknown. These 12 Pelicans have been in care at the Wetlands & Wildlife Center for the last month, they recovered and were released back in the wild at the Corona Del Mar State Beach!!

Hundreds of other Brown Pelicans are still in care at the Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center, International Bird Rescue and several other dedicated groups helping to save these precious Pelicans.


Learn more about the current Pelican Crisis and see how you can help:

Hundreds of Pelicans have been rescued since May 12 by various organizations including the International Bird Rescue, Wetlands & Wildlife Center, and Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. Hundreds of Pelicans have been found starving and many dead.

Many are injured and all are in need of specialized care. Several were found with multiple fish hooks on each bird, some have been hit by cars or have fractures for unknown reasons. Some were found cold and starving.

Timing of rescue is essential, the quicker injured Pelicans are located and rescued, the greater chance for their survival. If you see a Pelican that appears to be sick or injured, please report ASAP.

In order to quickly help find Pelicans that maybe sick on the beach, FashWand is coordinating beach walks and giving away exclusive pieces from our Pink Tourmaline the Pelican Collection. Anyone who signs up through for our beach walks and reports and rescues a sick Pelican, will be entered into our Pelican Crisis raffle for a chance to win an exclusive FashWand Pelican inspired piece of decor or fashion accessory.

Help Wildlife Rescue Foundations save Pelicans:

International Bird Rescue visit: https://www.birdrescue.org/ 

Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center visit: https://www.wwccoc.org/


To help rescue California Brown Pelicans simply click here to signup!




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