Unfortunately, approximately 90% of these injuries are directly or indirectly attributable to humans.
During the gulf spill, many oiled and injured pelicans were taken to the bird sanctuary. Most have been released. Some have not. The birds (some were not pelicans) from the spill are kept from human view, so they can be released back into the wild when they are able to live on their own.
|Feeding Brown Pelicans|
|Britt, Bella and the old crooked beak Pelican|