Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 31, 2022

Wildlife Scientists Continue to Seek Cause of California Brown Pelican Illness and Mortality

 California Department of Fish and Wildlife News Release

Since approximately May 13, 2022, several Southern and Central California wildlife rehabilitation facilities from San Luis Obispo County south to San Diego County have been admitting hundreds of California brown pelicans, a fully protected species in California. The pelicans have been found emaciated and frequently with secondary injuries or broken wings. Many of these birds died shortly after arrival at a facility. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), local wildlife rehabilitation facilities and other state partners are coordinating to assess the ongoing situation.

Read more at CDFW News | Wildlife Scientists Continue to Seek Cause of California Brown Pelican Illness and Mortality


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