This year marks the 45th Anniversary of the oil spill that led directly to the creation of International Bird Rescue. On the early morning of January 19, 1971, two Standard Oil tankers collided in foggy conditions spilling at least 800,000 gallons of crude.
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.
Our San Pedro center was ground zero for washing and caring for oiled seabirds affected by the May 2015 Refugio pipeline spill near Santa Barbara. We still have birds in 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's former executive director Jay Holcomb died in 2014 at age 63. You can be a part of his continued legacy.
Live from our San Francisco Bay center: Grebes share the spotlight from the pelagic pool.
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!
Volunteer your time to help rehabilitate aquatic birds.
Your generous donations will help us rescue and rehabilitate thousands birds from around the world.
Gifts of Stock
A gift of securities pays big dividends for the birds!
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|February 08, 2016 |
Patient of the Week: California Gull
This California Gull came to our Los Angeles center this week after being hit by a car in Carson, CA. The impact resulted in compound fractu [...]
|February 01, 2016 |
Patient of the Week: Great Egret Tangles With Octopus
This is the story of a Great Egret, an octopus, and a Good Samaritan. Earlier this week, we received a new patient—a Great Egret who had suf [...]
|January 28, 2016 |
Record Year of Bird Patients in 2015
2015 was an unusually big year for International Bird Rescue. We received a record number of injured and sick aquatic birds during all seaso [...]
Report sightings of banded pelicans here.
Who We Are
A 3-minute video on our team's lifesaving work.
The Annual Report
A comprehensive look at our accomplishments.
How Does International Bird Rescue Help Oiled Birds?
Learn about the process of rehabilitating oiled birds.
Why Retain International Bird Rescue?
Learn what makes International Bird Rescue a global expert in bird rescue and rehabilitation.