International Bird Rescue maintains an oiled wildlife response team comprised of trained and experienced emergency managers, professional wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, biologists and other wildlife experts.
All Bird Rescue response team members are Hazwoper certified and trained, and experienced in emergency management. Team members are mobilized as needed to oversee different aspects of the wildlife response effort. They coordinate and train local wildlife rehabilitators and volunteers used in the wildlife response.
International Bird Rescue is committed to reducing the impact of oil on wildlife by releasing the highest possible number of animals back into the wild. To do this most effectively, Bird Rescue works cooperatively with the Responsible Party (RP) and the state and federal agencies. Animals being treated at the rehabilitation center must move through the system as quickly as possible.
To activate International Bird Rescue for oil spill response or
an oil spill drill,
call +1 (888) 447-1743 to reach the Duty Manager.
Upon activation and following consultation with the RP and wildlife trustee, International Bird Rescue will mobilize and deploy a trained response team to support the wildlife response needs in any of the following areas:
International Bird Rescue holds the appropriate state and federal permits that allow us to rehabilitate oiled wildlife within each region of the United States. Bird Rescue will rehabilitate all bird species, terrestrial mammals, freshwater aquatic mammals and all reptiles. Marine mammals and sea otters will be rehabilitated through the appropriate rehabilitation organizations permitted and dedicated to the rehabilitation of these species. In some cases these organizations may subcontract with Bird Rescue.