Elizabeth holds an injured Brown Pelican
Caring for the refuge residents is a important part of what we do. Any time we encounter an injured animal we respond immediately depending on the type animal. From Manatees that are injured by a powerboat to wading birds trapped in fishing line, the appropiate agency is immediately contacted and the animal made as comfortable as possible until help arrives or it can be transferred.
Often it is a simple case of removing line so a feathered friend can move freely. Once we rescued three Brown Pelicans in one afternoon, none of whom needed medical attention, but all would have certainly died if not untangled.
Thus far in our six years on the refuge we have rescued Brown and White Pelicans, Loons, Turkey Vultures, Gulls, Black Crowned Night Herons, Great Blue Herons