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Who We Are

In 1971 after 800,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the 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 crisis response hospitals in California and Alaska and share them worldwide. Our mission is to inspire people to act toward balance with the natural world by​ ​rescuing waterbirds in crisis.​ We dream of a world in which every person, every day, takes action to protect the natural home of wildlife and ourselves.​

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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.