Dani and Morro at an educational event in Avila Beach


Education Outreach with Morro the Brown Pelican – at the heart of connecting people with wildlife. Photo taken at Los Osos Playhouse Pre-School.


Willow Tree Wildlife, a 501(c)(3) organization*, works to educate about our local wildlife. We advocate for Wildlife by preventing injuries. Dani has been working with two local Harbor Patrols to modify fish cleaning stations that have been a danger to seabirds.

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Avila Beach’s Harford Pier after several modifications to make it safer for seabirds.

With the drought, many creatures are in need. Here is a description of our most recent effort, The Laguna Lake Goose and Duck Rescue — 2015:

photo of ducks and geese at Laguna Lake Park
ducks and geese on the shore of the waterless Laguna Lake
"Where do the ducks and geese go during the drought when their water source dries up? Of course, some of them fly away. But some of them don’t...." Click here for the rest of the story.

We are also the home of Morro, a very special California Brown Pelican. Here is information about helping California Brown Pelicans and other seabirds. For our story, please click on the heading links to the left or, if you’re on a mobile, click on the box at the upper right.

Morro portrait

original pelican graphic by Jain Martin

*Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law; tax ID:46-4158568.