Highway 48 Pelican Resuce
Rescued birds are then sexed, measured and tagged before release on the north side of the highway. The information gathered has aided in the understanding of the environmental impact of the busy highway which connects Port Isabel to Brownsville.
This year the research team spent extra time with a calm bird rescued by Bilodeau. Lianne Koczur worked to attach a solar-powered transmitter to the pelican’s back, held on by a thin piece of brown ribbon in addition to the usual gathering of vital statistics.