From Hazard to Haven: Snowy Plover Chicks Hatch Safely

This week, we’re celebrating three Western Snowy Plover chicks who hatched in care at International Bird Rescue. Watch the most recent hatchling break out of its shell in this YouTube video. Eight plover eggs were admitted on May 29 after they were moved from a potentially hazardous area where drying mud created deep fissures. We … Read more

Baby Bird Season Has Begun!

Spring has sprung—ducklings and other baby birds have begun making their way into care at both of our California wildlife centers. We offer readers a helpful a reminder on what to do when you find a baby bird.

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

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, … 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

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