International Bird Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit that operates two full-time wildlife rehabilitation centers specializing in aquatic bird care and oil spill response.
In 1971 after 800,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the bay, concerned individuals led by a registered nurse named Alice Berkner jumped into action, bringing International Bird Rescue to life.
We have always had to pave a road where there is none. Staff and volunteers work with tenacity alongside clients, partners, and the public to find solutions.? ?Today, we research best practices at our crisis response hospitals in California and Alaska and share them worldwide.
Our mission is to inspire people to act toward balance with the natural world by? ?rescuing waterbirds in crisis.?We dream of a world in which every person, every day, takes action to protect the natural home of wildlife and ourselves.?