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Australian Seabird Rescue South Coast member Rowena Harris with the female pelican rescued from Burrill Lake. Photo: Kirsten HortA DISTRESSED pelican with an infection in its wing and an infestation of lice in its mouth has been transported from where it was found in Burrill Lake to be rehabilitated in Wollongong.

The female juvenile bird isone of many pelicans Australian Seabird Rescue volunteers discover injuredevery year.

ASR South Coast Branch has been in place since 2005 and since that time some 1250 pelicans alone have been rescued, plus hundreds of other sea andshorebirds.

The infection in the bird’s wing had been caused by a hook and line.

“The bird is now in care and will make a full recovery,” ASR South Coast branch co-ordinator Kirsten Hort said.

“If not found when we did she would have died of a major infection as she was sick and not eating ordrinking normally.”

Volunteers found the bird during a recent series of field trips between Sussex Inlet, Batemans Bay, Tuross Heads, Narooma and Eden last week.

Their aim was to meet with members, make active patrols at hot spots and promote the agency’s work.

“The Sussex Inlet area in particular is a huge hot spot due to the level of fishing andholidaying activity and we do not have any members in that area,” Ms Hort said.

“We want to encourage more locals to join ASR to support our endeavour to reduce the human impact on our marine wildlife.”

An Australian Seabird Rescue first responders workshop will be held at Sussex Inlet Bowling Club on Saturday, March 5 from 9am until 3pm.

It is open to community members who are keen to be involved in the organisation and assist in monitoring the birds in the Shoalhaven andSussex Inlet area, as well as members from other wildlife agencies.

Interested people can call the ASR hotline on 0431 282 238 or email Kirsten Hort [email protected]老域名出售备案老域名to register their interest.

The hotline number should also be rung if a person identifies a sick orinjured sea orshorebird.

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