Pelican with Repaired Pouch Tear Returns to the Wild

Watch then video of treatment and release After a month in care that included a 4-hour procedure to repair its torn pouch, a healed Brown Pelican was released this week and is back at home in the wild. The adult female pelican was banded with Y54, a special blue-band that helps International Bird Rescue track … Read more

Webinar: The Great Penguin Rescue: What We Learned At Treasure Oil Spill

  This year marks the 20th anniversary of the extraordinary rescue and rehabilitation of 20,000 oiled penguins at the Treasure oil spill in South Africa. The response team from International Bird Rescue was one of the key organizations providing its expertise and passion to make this one of the most successful wildlife responses in the … Read more

So Many Birds To Celebrate This Year!

Dear Bird Rescue Supporter, As this year comes to an end, we want to remind you that we have a lot to celebrate in 2019! With your support, our accomplishments became yours: • In July our team mobilized as a mission of mercy to rescue nearly 100 baby Herons and Egrets from a fallen tree … Read more

Oldest Known Banded King Eider Found 23 Years After Oil Spill Care

A new bird banding report shows something truly remarkable: the oldest known King Eider – a species of sea duck – was a 24-year-old oil spill survivor cared for by International Bird Rescue. This finding proves once again that rehabilitated, formerly-oiled birds can survive many years after treatment and release back to the wild. The … Read more

Success Story: Rehabilitated Pelican E17’s Eight Year Journey!

This story spans eight years and crosses international borders – all wrapped up in the journey of International Bird Rescue’s most famous former patient and parent, a California Brown Pelican banded E17 after his rehabilitation in 2010 at our Los Angeles center. E17 created quite a buzz when he was spotted for the third time … Read more

Success Stories: Snowy Egret #A09

One of the biggest rewards of working in wildlife rehabilitation is seeing treated birds released back to the wild. The one thing better is learning that these patients are now thriving back in nature. This holiday season at International Bird Rescue one particular bird brings us further joy. A Snowy Egret released in 2012 was … Read more