Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC) is experiencing an overwhelming influx of starving juvenile Grebes at its Rehabilitation Center in Morro Bay, CA. As of today, 89 of these pelagic birds remain in PWC care. The last week has seen the arrival of 128, not all of which have survived. Emergency calls for volunteers have gone out to bring in more help for these weak and hungry birds. Grebes breed in fresh water but overwinter on the Pacific Ocean, many of them in Morro Bay. These birds, noted for their amazing courtship dance together, do not survive on land. Their legs, developed for swimming and diving for food, are hinged the opposite of most birds and mammals, making it impossible for them to walk.
Therefore, when they arrive on our beaches, it is a clear sign that they are in tro Read More »