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

The Weekly Bittern #2: COME and go HOME

Dear Friends of International Bird Rescue– [slideshow_deploy id=’14286′] Did you see Jurassic World yet? In the film, there are four Velociraptors that are shown as fast and savage hunters. Allow me to introduce International Bird Rescue’s very own “Velociraptors”–a set of four baby Common Mergansers that clearly demonstrated in their feeding habits how they are … Read more

A new life begins …

With a little help from a friend, a duckling makes its way into the world at International Bird Rescue’s Los Angeles center. Video by Paul Berry, summer 2014. These two are currently among friends: By last count, the Southern California center has 22 ducklings and eggs in care.

What’s it like to intern with us? Just ask Leah.

Our resident photographer Bill Steinkamp recently spent a morning at our Los Angeles center interviewing Leah, a summer intern as part of a unique program with the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation created for students with ties to the San Pedro and Wilmington communities in the L.A. harbor area. Check it out!

Live on BirdCam: baby gulls

The BirdCam Project at International Bird Rescue’s San Francisco Bay center has featured many species of orphaned animals this spring and summer, including Wood Ducklings, Canada Goslings, Black-crowned Night Heron chicks and now baby Western Gulls. Two of these birds were brought to us eggs from the old eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay … Read more

A look back at Exxon Valdez, 25 years later

This week is the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez tragedy. To mark the occasion, we spoke with three of our emergency responders who were on the ground rescuing birds and otters in 1989. It’s a really touching look at what an oiled wildlife responder does, and how this spill forever changed the nature of … Read more

Release! American Wigeon

  Last month, this American Wigeon was found on bustling Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles — hardly a suitable habitat for a dabbling duck. After several weeks in care, we released this wigeon at El Dorado Regional Park in nearby Long Beach. Volunteer photographer Bill Steinkamp was on hand to film the big day. Related: … Read more