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Saving birds around the world since 1971

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For 45 years, International Bird Rescue ("Bird Rescue") has been a global leader in responding to man-made disasters affecting wildlife, such as oil spills and marine debris. In addition to a fully-equipped emergency response center in Alaska, Bird Rescue runs two world-class wildlife centers in California which care for more than 5,000 animals each year, including pelicans, herons, shorebirds, and other aquatic species. This is made possible by over 60,000 volunteer hours per year kindly provided by a diverse group of retirees, nurses, veterinary students, and others. To date, our response teams have led rescue efforts in more than 200 spills across six continents.

Bird Rescue is a proud 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.

Who We Are

International Bird Rescue: Merging science and compassion.


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.

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.

Annual Reports

Strengthen our Future: The 2013 Annual Report.


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


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