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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
202 Birds in Care
(updated July 7, 2014)

54 Black-crowned Night Herons
38 Mallard Ducklings
27 Snowy Egrets
21 Brown Pelicans
16 Killdeer
8 Mallard Ducks
7 Western Gull chicks
6 Green Herons
5 Hybrid Ducks
4 Great Egrets
3 Canada Geese
3 Cattle Egrets
3 Western Gull adults
2 Pied-billed Grebes
1 Western Gull egg
1 Common Murre
1 Sooty Shearwater
1 California Gull
1 Wood Duck

International Bird Rescue's Los Angeles Center
65 Birds in Care
(updated July 2, 2014)

22 Mallard Ducks, ducklings and eggs
12 Brown Pelicans
8 Western Gulls
4 Black-crowned Night Herons
4 Green Herons
3 Western Grebes
3 Elegant Terns
2 Snowy Egrets
2 Canada Geese
1 Killdeer
1 Brandt's Cormorant
1 Horned grebe
1 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Northern Fulmar
1 Whimbrel