***FOR THE RECORD: In the Oct. 2 article “Bird reward up to $20,000” the first paragraph should have stated that the wings of 11 pelicans were injured. Ten of the birds had their wings snapped, and the wings of the surviving pelican, in the picture, were bent backward.***
A group of wildlife protection agencies has quadrupled the reward for information on whoever snapped the wings of 11 endangered brown pelicans on Bolsa Chica State Beach.
The reward has risen from an initial $5,000 to $20,000 for anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible. In addition to the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center, which is caring for the one surviving bird, other agencies involved are the Found Animals Foundation, Bolsa Chica Land Trust and the International Bird Rescue and Research Center.