Rehabilitated pelicans to return to Gulf Coast
NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Pelicans once covered in oil from the Gulf spill are now on their way home.
The baby birds were brought to the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station in North Bay Village for rehabilitation and to learn from more mature pelicans.
Workers at the station were up early Thursday morning to send the rehabilitated birds back to the Gulf Coast. "It's a bittersweet day here for us today because we've had these baby pelicans for about a month, and this morning we're loading them up, and they're going home to Louisiana," said Wendy Fox, Executive Director of the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station.
Pelican Harbor said they are ready to care for any other oiled birds that need help.
BP will foot the bill for the birds' rehab in Miami.
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