In honor of our 45th anniversary, we have chosen the Surf Scoter as our ambassador bird. International Bird Rescue has a long history working with these iconic ducks.
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.
Oil from S.S. Luckenbach that sunk in 1953 is confirmed culprit that has coated Murres, Grebes and Loons.
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.
There's a good chance that we've saved wildlife in areas of the world where you do business. Let's work together!
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!
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.
Enjoy the live streaming BirdCams at our two California wildlife centers!
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.
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.
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!
Visit our Wish Lists
Our Amazon.com wish lists have a wide variety of products we depend upon every day.
Shop the Store
Every purchase you make supports International Bird Rescue’s lifesaving work.
|August 06, 2016 |
Our 45th Anniversary Celebration Was A Huge Success Thanks To You!
Last Saturday, July 30th, at our San Pedro wildlife rehabilitation center, we joined the community in celebrating 45 years of service to aqu [...]
|July 29, 2016 |
Patient of the Week: Double Trouble American White Pelican
This beautiful American White Pelican was transferred to us on July 18 from our colleagues at the SPCA for Monterey County’s Wildlife Center [...]
|July 18, 2016 |
Freshly Hatched Cormorants: ‘They’re Getting So Big!’
Cormorant eggs found by Caltrans last month are beginning to hatch, representing a rare example of how humankind can come together to save w [...]
Report sightings of banded pelicans here.
Who We Are
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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.