Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Photo: snowy plover, courtesy Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center

Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center

Huntington Beach

This facility, completed in March 1997, was designed to care for up to 400 oiled birds in the event of a spill in Southern California. Funds from the OWCN were used to construct a 2,625 square foot building containing areas for bird intake, holding, washing, drying, and recovery, as well as a series of 6 large and 4 small pens with pools for bird recovery. Additional facilities on site are available for education and office space. During non-spill periods, the facility is used by the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy for wildlife rehabilitation and education.