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In 2018, The Living Coast Raised And Recently Released 22 Ridgway’s Rails, An Endangered Species Into The Wild

Nov 27, 2018 09:31PM ● By Paul Spear

                                       Saving a Species

For decades, light-footed Ridgway's rails have been losing habitat and are 
 considered to be one of the most endangered birds in Southern California. But after years of fighting for survival, we have more hope than ever. 

For the first time since 2013, the Living Coast was able to raise and release 22  rails into the wild - our highest ever! This contributes to vital conservation efforts to save the Ridgway's rail from extinction. 

A rail’s presence indicates a functioning tidal salt marsh ecosystem and we have been working with scientific partners to make sure these birds can thrive in the wild. 

Your help is important. Contributions to the Animal Wish List provide specialized diets, enrichment, and veterinary care for these birds and all the animals that call The Living Coast home. 
Together we can fight the extinction of the light-footed Ridgway’s rail and support native wildlife conservation in our region.
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nks to the generous support of Seven Mile Casino!

Bryan Brillhart has done 2 articles on this endangered spices. One on the adults and one on the chicks. You can see the articles with great big photos all taken in Imperial Beach of each at:  

 An Imperial Beach Hidden Gem And Bird Of The Week, The Ridgeway's Rail  Adult 

 An Imperial Beach Hidden Gem And Bird Of The Week, Ridgeway's Rail Chick

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