Telephone Numbers:

For assistance with rescue of injured birds or wildlife in San Luis Obispo County call: Pacific Wildlife Care at 805-543-WILD.  Whenever possible, stay with the injured animal until a PWC volunteer is able to call you back. If you cannot, leave a message with the precise location of the animal and the nature of its injuries.  In Avila Beach, the Port San Luis Harbor Patrol is also available to assist when available 805-595-5435.

Report stranded marine mammals to:
 Marine Mammal Center at  805-771-8300 or 415-289-SEAL

In California, Report harassment or harming of marine animals to:
 California Department of Fish and Game CALtip at 1-888-334-2258.

Website Links:

Pacific Wildlife Care:

Marine Mammal Center:

Seabird Protection Network

International Bird Rescue:

Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network:

NOAA Fisheries Service:

US Fish and Wildlife Service:

California Dept. of Fish and Game:

UC Davis SeaDoc Society: Lost Fishing Gear & Monofilament Recycling Program:

SLO Surfrider:

A very special thanks to all of our generous sign sponsors for helping support this ongoing project and to the talented and generous graphic designers and science illustrator: Jodi Bearden: Jennifer Bolen:


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