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About

Saving birds around the world since 1971

MISSION

To inspire people to act toward balance with the natural world by rescuing waterbirds in crisis.

VISION

We dream of a world in which every person, every day, takes action to protect the natural home of wildlife and ourselves.

ORGANIZATION STORY

In 1971 after 800,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the San Francisco Bay, concerned individuals led by a registered nurse named Alice Berkner jumped into action, bringing International Bird Rescue to life. We have always had to pave a road where there is none. Staff and volunteers work with tenacity alongside clients, partners, and the public to find solutions. Today, we research best practices at our wildlife crisis response hospitals in California and Alaska and share them worldwide.

Bird Rescue is a proud founding partner in the State of California's Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), which is hosted at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California at Davis, as well as the Global Oiled Wildlife Response System (GOWRS), a consortium of leading experts trying to solve the challenges of oiled wildlife outside of currently covered geographies.

BY THE NUMBERS

Wildlife treated annually: 4,500 average
Volunteers Hours each year: 60,000
Oil spill response: 225 spills across six continents

Who We Are

International Bird Rescue: Merging science and compassion.

History

Pioneers in oiled aquatic bird care.

Our Team

The International Bird Rescue staff and response team bring a multitude of skills, experience and background to the organization.

Board of Directors

The International Bird Rescue staff and response team bring a multitude of skills, experience and background to the organization.

Our Wildlife Centers

International Bird Rescue maintains wildlife care centers in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and a spill response center in Alaska.

Remember

We remember people who are now gone, but not forgotten for their positive contributions at International Bird Rescue.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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