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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
138 Birds in Care
(updated July 28, 2015)

32 Black-crowned Night Herons
3 Brandt's Cormorants
1 Brown Pelican
2 California Gull
3 Canada Goose
1 Cattle Egret Chicks
6 Common Murres
1 Domestic Goose
17 Green Herons
8 Killdeer
3 Mallards
1 Pelagic Cormorant
4 Pied-billed Grebes
1 Red-throated Loon
29 Snow Egrets
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Surf Scoter
10 Western Gull
13 Western Gull Chicks
1 Woodduck Ducklings

International Bird Rescue's Los Angeles Center
111 Birds in Care
(updated July 28, 2015)

7 Black-crowned Night Herons
1 Black Brant
1 Brandt's Cormorants
6 Brown Pelicans
8 Canada Geese
1 California Gull
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
2 Heerman's Gulls
15 Mallards
1 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Ringed-billed Gull
12 Snowy Egrets
1 Sooty Shearwater
1 Surf Scoter
2 Western Grebes
50 Western Gulls