Summer “Drill Season” In High Gear

  Founded in the wake of one of the most significant spills in California history, International Bird Rescue has been an integral part of global oil spill response for the past 47 years. To-date we’ve responded to over 225 oiled wildlife responses throughout the world. Spill response preparedness has remained a core mission of Bird … Read more

2017 Annual Report On The Way

Keep your eyes peeled for Bird Rescue’s 2017 Annual Report! You’ll have an opportunity to read about the most influential recent events, track our financials, read about the work of our wonderful staff and volunteers, and learn more about our vision for the future of Bird Rescue. The report will be published soon on our … Read more

Rescuer’s Perspective – Katie Mcafee

Between both our Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay-Delta wildlife centers, International Bird Rescue helps to save the lives of thousands of birds each year. Our specialized rehabilitation clinics are open 365 days a year and staffed with an incredible team of technicians, volunteers, center managers, and one resident Veterinarian. While we are grateful to … Read more

The Amazing Albatross!

Editor’s Note: This piece was prepared by our long-time volunteer, Joanna Chin. Photos were provided by her husband, Byron Chin.    Have you ever seen an albatross? Unless you’ve spent a lot of time at sea or have gone out specifically looking for them, you probably have not. Albatrosses are remarkable birds that spend the … Read more

Blue-banded Brown Pelican M38 Sighted in Breeding Colony off California Coast

Editor’s Note: This story was prepared by staff member, Suzie Kosina. It isn’t often that we receive reports of our banded birds on breeding colonies, especially considering the colonies are typically in remote and sometimes, protected areas.  However, these locations are commonly monitored by biologists where they track nest locations, chick counts, breeding pairs, etc. … Read more

2017 Bird of the Year – American White Pelican

The results are in! Following our 2017 Bird of the Year contest, online voters have chosen the American White Pelican as our 2017 Bird of the Year at Bird Rescue. This charismatic candidate stole the show, taking 40% of the overall vote. It beat out five other aquatic birds, including a banded Brown Pelican spotted in … Read more

American White Pelican Out of Trouble

Great news! The American White Pelican reported in our July 26 blog post successfully recovered from his two leg fractures and was released Aug 22 in McNabney Marsh in Martinez, CA. When the cage was opened, he calmly walked out and took his time walking over to the water. We watched an interesting display of … Read more