Where Are They Now: Jose M. “Chema” Barredo-Barberena

This month we are re-introducing you to some past International Bird Rescue folks. The first person on our list is Jose M. Barredo-Barberena. Chema, as he is known to most, was raised in Mexico and received his Bachelor of degree in Veterinary Science from Universidad Veracruzana. Shortly thereafter, Chema was accepted into Bird Rescue’s International … Read more

What A Year

We’ve learned a thing or two from treating Western Grebes and other waterbirds for 49 years. In addition to proper care, they require bird lovers like you to help fund their care. Thank you again for your support.

Photographers in Focus: Vivek Khanzodé

Our latest featured photographer is Vivek Khanzodé from Northern California. His interest in birds and nature blossomed after a trip to Costa Rica in 2009. The Resplendent Quetzal mesmerized him, and since then he has been traveling in the U.S. and the neotropics in Central and South America annually on nature themed vacations to capture … Read more

Seabirds in Distress: Penguin Look-alikes Showing Up On Northern California Beaches

A surge of seabirds beaching themselves along Northern California is overwhelming International Bird Rescue’s wildlife center. This summer over 200 sick Common Murres have been rescued and come into care. The birds – which resemble penguins but are more closely related to puffins – need a tremendous amount of care and Bird Rescue is asking … Read more

Great Egrets Released with GPS Trackers To Aid in Waterbird Research

The recent release of Great Egrets raised by International Bird Rescue and outfitted with special Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers will aid in the research of this majestic waterbird species. The GPS backpack was provided and fitted by our friends from Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) as part of a study of the movements and migrations … Read more

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

Ordering Through Amazon? Use Our Smile Link

We always encourage folks to shop local when they can, but for many of you during the COVID-19 pandemic, online ordering has been one of the safest ways to shop. So if you’re ordering through Amazon can we ask you a favor? Use the AmazonSmile program link and the retailer will donate a portion of … Read more

Meet Ralph: A Bird with Peculiarities

We’re seeing a lot of fulmars in care lately (more about this below). These pelagic birds (often confused with gulls) have some, well, peculiarities—chief among them being their “special” reaction to anything they perceive as a threat, which, unfortunately, includes humans who attempt to help them. How exactly do they protect themselves? By projectile-vomiting a … Read more