Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research center in Pensacola

  • Heidi Stout, executive director of Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, talks about the 38,000 square foot rescue center ready and waiting for the worst. The portable facility can be broken down and moved at short notice. It is located in Pensacola and at the moment houses one pelican and one other bird. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research center cares for their dehydrated oil-soaked birds with Pedialyte and Pepto Bismol Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in Pensacola. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Behind this locked and guarded gate sits the Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research center. Tri-State has set up a 38,000 square foot rescue center ready and waiting for the worst. The portable facility can be broken down and moved at short notice. It is located in Pensacola and at the moment houses one pelican and one other bird. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sarah Tegtmeier of Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research center explains the procedure for washing an oil-covered bird brought to the center, Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in Pensacola. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Absorbent cotton material for cleaning the oil-soaked birds is stocked up on shelves at the 38,000 sq.ft. warehouse set up to help in Pensacola, Wednesday, June 10, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Each oil-covered bird is logged in and recorded at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research Center, in Pensacola, where the press received a tour of the 38,000 sq.ft. facility ready and waiting, Wednesday, June 9, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • This pelican was brought into the Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research center on May 26 and is living outside in a pen with a small swimming pool inside his pen, Wednesday, June 9, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • This pelican was brought into the Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research center on May 26, he is being rehabilitated, and is living outside in a pen with a small swimming pool to swim in, Wednesday, June 9, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Cotton towels for the oil-soaked birds are rolled up and ready on shelves at the 38,000 sq.ft. warehouse set up to help in Pensacola, Wednesday, June 10, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • This pelican was brought into the Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research center on May 26, he is being rehabilitated, and is living outside in a pen with a small swimming pool to swim in, Wednesday, June 9, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Dawn dishwashing liquid for washing the oil-soaked birds is stocked up at the 38,000 sq.ft. warehouse set up to help in Pensacola, Wednesday, June 10, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research center has set up a 38,000 square foot rescue center ready and waiting for the worst. The portable facility can be broken down and moved at short notice. It is located in Pensacola and at the moment houses one pelican and one other bird. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF