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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
162 Birds in Care
(updated July 6, 2015)

47 Black-crowned Night Herons
2 Brandt's Cormorants
1 Brown Pelican
1 Canada Goose
1 Canada Goslings
3 Cattle Egret Chicks
4 Common Merganser Ducklings
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Egret
20 Green Heron
13 Killdeer
4 Mallards
8 Mallard Ducklings
46 Snowy Egrets
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Surf Scoter
2 Western Gull
4 Western Gull Chicks
1 Woodduck Ducklings

International Bird Rescue's Los Angeles Center
109 Birds in Care
(updated July 7, 2015)

4 Black-crowned Night Herons
2 Brandt's Cormorants
10 Brown Pelicans
5 Canada Geese
3 California Gulls
1 Clark's Grebe
1 Elegant Tern
2 Great Blue Heron
2 Green Heron
60 Mallards
1 Ringed billed Gull
4 Snowy Egrets
1 Sooty Shearwater
1 Western Grebe
1 Common Loon
12 Western Gulls