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Our Bird Rescue Centers

International Bird Rescue operates full-time aquatic bird rescue centers in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

International Bird Rescue (IBR) cares for sick, injured, abused, and orphaned aquatic birds at two year-round wildlife care centers in California - one in Los Angeles, the other in the San Francisco Bay Area. IBR is a member of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) administered by UC-Davis.

IBR also maintains the Alaska Wildlife Response Center (AWRC) located in Anchorage. Major funding for the Center is provided by Alyeska Pipeline Company and Alaska Clean Seas.

Our rehab team routinely cares for a variety of species. Among the most commonly treated include Brown Pelicans, Western Gulls, Northern Fulmars, Western Grebes, American Coots, Common Loons, Black-crowned Night Herons and Great Blue Herons.

Common human-caused injuries to aquatic birds include habitat destruction, plastic pollution, fishing hook lacerations, and fishing line entanglements.

While IBR specializes in treating seabirds and other aquatic birds, the organization is also capable of working with non-aquatic birds, including owls, hawks, doves, finches, hummingbirds, pigeons, sparrows, and wild turkeys.

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Birds in Care

International Bird Rescue's San Francisco Bay Center
48 Birds in Care
(updated November 26, 2014)

8 Eared Grebes
8 Brown Pelicans
7 Western Gulls
6 Canada Geese
4 American Coots
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Brandt's Cormorant
1 Glacous-wing Gull
1 California Gull 
1 Heermann's Gull
1 Horned Grebe
1 Common Murre
1 Wood Duck
1 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Ruddy Duck
1 Western Grebe
1 Northern Fulmar
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Snowy Egret
1 Killdeer

International Bird Rescue's Los Angeles Center
71 Birds in Care
(updated Nov 17, 2014)

21 Eared Grebes
15 Western Gulls
13 Western Grebes
7 Brown Pelicans
4 American Coots
2 Common Loons
1 Bufflehead
1 Brandt's Cormorant
1 Ruddy Duck
1 Ring-necked Duck
1 Cassin's Auklet
1 California Gull
1 Mallard Duck
1 Canada Goose
1 Great Blue Heron