Our San Pedro center is ground zero for washing and caring for oiled seabirds affected by the Refugio pipeline spill near Santa Barbara. As a member of California's Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) we are providing best possible care to these impacted seabirds.
All hands were on deck for this critical effort to rescue birds caught in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which impacted birds and other wildlife all over the Gulf region. International Bird Rescue staff and volunteers worked tirelessly alongside long-time colleagues Tri-State Bird Rescue as well as local groups to ensure that every sick or injured bird received the best possible care.
International Bird Rescue provides a hand-picked team of professional emergency managers, wildlife rehabilitators, biologists and veterinarians to manage each aspect of a wildlife response.
A legend in the world of oiled wildlife care, International Bird Rescue executive director Jay Holcomb died in June at age 63. You can be a part of his continued legacy.
Live from our San Francisco Bay center: A mix of pelagic birds, including Eared Grebes and Western Grebes.
Our Adopt a Bird program is a meaningful way to honor loved ones on special occassions, or just to show that you care. Starting at just $25, adoptions symbolically represent your generous support for wildlife.
From The New York Times to The Today Show, our work has made headlines throughout 2014. Check out some of this coverage here.
We've teamed up with our partners at Dawn Saves Wildlife to give a behind-the-scenes look at caring for oiled birds. Click here to find out more!
There's a good chance that we've saved wildlife in areas of the world where you do business. Let's work together!
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|June 30, 2015 |
The Release Files: Black Rail
A Black Rail is back again where it belongs – hiding in nature. Staff from our San Francisco Bay Center released the hatchling year Black Ra [...]
|June 27, 2015 |
The Release Files: Clean Western Grebe from Refugio Oil Spill
On Friday our team in Southern California released a rehabilitated Western Grebe from the Refugio Oil Spill. This is the first non-Pelican a [...]
|June 13, 2015 |
First Brown Pelicans Released At Goleta Beach Following Refugio Oil Spill
Dear Bird Rescue Supporter, There’s nothing quite like a bird release to stir your soul. On Friday we happily helped release the first 10 cl [...]
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How Does International Bird Rescue Help Oiled Birds?
Learn about the process of rehabilitating oiled birds.
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Learn what makes International Bird Rescue a global expert in bird rescue and rehabilitation.