International Bird Rescue

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Environment


4369 Cordelia RoadFairfield, CA 94534 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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.


About International Bird Rescue -

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.


Would you recommend International Bird Rescue?
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by Emily B. (January 31, 2017)
Wonderful organization with great people, I love learning about the birds there and helping IBR take care of them. Everyone is very helpful there and any skill you have can be put to use.
by Katja E. (June 18, 2013)
The people are lovely here ... friendly & funny & smart, and 101% dedicated to the birds. (My last volunteer date is only an estimate.) I volunteered with International Bird Rescue for about a year, learning a lot and loving the experience. Go help the birds! Your life will not be the same. Oh, yeah, I nearly forgot. I now have three chickens. I learned to love birds with these fine folks. You will, too, if you don't already. You've been warned. :)

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