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.
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!
Enjoy the live streaming BirdCams at our two California wildlife centers!
In honor of our 45 years of service, we ask you to join us as an official member of Bird Rescue for $45. We will mail you an "in the flock" exclusive car decal, while supplies last.
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.
Become a Member Today!
Your generous donations will help us rescue and rehabilitate thousands birds from around the world.
Volunteer your time to help rehabilitate aquatic birds.
Gifts of Stock
A gift of securities pays big dividends for the birds!
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Our Amazon.com wish lists have a wide variety of products we depend upon every day.
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Every purchase you make supports International Bird Rescue’s lifesaving work.
|February 24, 2017 |
In Tribute to Lela Nishizaki and her Love of Brown Pelicans
We are very sad to share that we have lost a member of the Bird Rescue family, our ever-smiling volunteer Lela Nishizaki. Lela started volun [...]
|February 21, 2017 |
Lucky Duck In Accidental Netting
This handsome, young Hooded Merganser was caught in a net – but not in the usual way. It was found earlier this month in the netting surroun [...]
|February 07, 2017 |
Share your love of birds with that special someone this Valentine’s Day!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Make a $70 gift and receive a beautiful Bird Rescue 2017 calendar, a mixed flock Membership, and Red [...]
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.