Here Come The Baby Birds!

Dear Bird Rescue Supporter, Our doors are still open for wildlife and that’s a good thing. Baby bird season is quickly upon us and we will need your help to keep them fed and cared for! We need to raise $5,000 and if you donate today your donation will be DOUBLED by an anonymous donor! … Read more

It Always Starts With A Phone Call

Note: First person post about the Oakland Heronry Rescue in July 2019 by Michelle Bellizzi, Bird Rescue’s Response Manager On Wednesday July 10, 2019, I’d just arrived home from work and was getting dinner together, when The Call came in. International Bird Rescue’s San Francisco Bay-Delta Wildlife Center Manager Isabel Luevano had picked up a … Read more

Video of the Oakland Heronry Rescue

Watch this video to learn how International Bird Rescue jumped into action starting on July 10, 2019 to rescue dozens of baby herons and egrets when their rookery tree partially collapsed in downtown Oakland. A total of 90 birds ended up being rescued over three days. This included 51 Snowy Egrets, 22 Black-crowned Night-Herons, and … Read more

It’s Dinosaur Week at Bird Rescue!

Celebrating Baby Herons and Egrets – Modern-Day Dinosaurs! The connection between the today’s birds and their ancient dinosaur ancestors was first suggested in 1860 with the discovery of the feathered dinosaur, Archaeopteryx, in Germany. Today, when we look at the baby herons and egrets in care at our wildlife centers, that relationship couldn’t be more … Read more

This Spring We’re Rescuing Hundreds of Orphaned Ducklings!

Each spring, hundreds of baby birds come into care at Bird Rescue. Human-wildlife conflicts are the primary causes of these admissions. As urban development continues, suitable nesting habitat decreases, bringing people and baby birds into contact. Between our two California wildlife centers, this May we have over 200 ducklings already in care, including the little … Read more

Emurregency: Mara the Murre Update #2

Why how she’s grown! Mara the murre has tripled in weight since she was rescued in Marin County in late July. She arrived into care hungry and anemic and weighing only 240 grams. Her latest weight: 720 grams. This Common Murre was named for one of our volunteers who was walking her dogs on the … Read more

E-murre-gency Sparks Seabird Media Attention

August hasn’t been a great month for starving seabirds, but the good news is the media has been shining a light on this crisis. Television and print media has provided outstanding coverage to educate the public about Common Murre and Northern Fulmars affected by changes in ocean environments. Donate We suspect the surge in starving … Read more

An Update on Mara the Murre

Dear Supporters, Thanks to people like you, Mara is slowly recovering from starvation. We’re hand-feeding her every day, filling in for the role her father would have played. She’s also swimming with a rescued adult murre who is acting as a surrogate parent during her recovery. We continue to monitor her progress daily, but it … Read more

Seabird E-murre-gency: Meet Mara

Meet Mara: Young murres like Mara have been flooding our Northern California wildlife center for the past two months. Little Mara was named after her quick-thinking rescuer who was taking a morning walk on the beach and spotted something peculiar bobbing in the water – it looked like a tiny penguin. Springing into action, she … Read more