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Pelican Partner

Become a Pelican Partner

It's an unforgettable experience and a unique way to support wild birds in need. In our Pelican Partner program, you and your family will have the chance to tour either our Los Angeles or San Francisco Bay centers, where you'll meet your pelican as it gets ready for its release.

See your pelican get its final medical exam and numbered leg band. Then travel with our team to the release site nearby, where you'll open the door to your pelican's cage. You'll watch as this amazing animal takes its first steps back into the wild and soars away. Sign up and become a Pelican Partner today!

Partner Testimonial

"...Today was the most wonderful experience, starting with [IBR outreach coordinator] Cheryl giving my daughter and me a tour and showing us where the birds are treated and housed for intensive care, and the aviary with the gulls and pelicans rehabilitating. Then the banding of the young pelican, loading all 11 of them into the van for the drive to Ft. Baker, and finally the release.

Opening the cages and watching their hesitation, and finally witnessing them heading for the water, swimming and flying free: It was the most beautiful, heartwarming and wonderful experience. Thank you to IBR for your wonderful work."

- Jean O'Neil

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Circles of Generosity

$500 - Pelican Partner

Donors of $500 will have the chance to tour one of our California centers and help to release one of our Pelican patients back into the wild.

$1,000 - Bird Rescue Partner

Bird Rescue Partners make an especially heroic impact on International Bird Rescue's ability to save seabirds and other aquatic birds every day of the year. In addition to knowing that their gift will make twice the difference for the birds in our care, Bird Rescue Partners will have the chance to tour one of our California centers and help to release a pelican back into the wild. This experience offers supporters a special opportunity to see a pelican getting its final medical exam and numbered leg band, and the once-in-a-lifetime honor of opening the cage at the release site as your partner pelican takes its first steps into the open and soars away.

$2,500 - Every Bird Matters Circle

Members of International Bird Rescue's Every Bird Matters Circle are truly guardians of all birds in need. In addition to knowing that they are making a significant and life-saving gift, donors of $2,500 will have the chance to tour one of our California centers and help to release a flock of pelican patients back into the wild! This experience offers supporters a special opportunity to see Pelicans getting their final medical exam and numbered leg bands, and the once-in-a-lifetime honor of opening the cages at the release site as your partnerpPelicans take their first steps into the open and soar away!

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For questions about gifts, or to join us for a release associated with your giving circle, please email us and we'll be in touch as soon as possible.

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