Links for volunteering and other information on Gulf Oil Spill Bird Rescue Resources
To donate to save wildlife in crisis, visit sites below for instructions
Due to high call volume on Hotlines, please refrain from calling unless you have an animal in distress.
VERY IMPORTANT: "Individuals are urged not to attempt to help injured or oiled animals, but to report any sightings to the toll free number" 866-557-1401. To report oiled shoreline 866-448-5816. For volunteering information, see below. FWS Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response
Gulf Oil Spill Response by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Number To volunteer in recovery effort, to report oiled wildlife, to report oiled shoreline. Report sightings 1-866-557-1401, volunteer 1-866-448-5816, report oiled shoreline 866-448-5816, signup for FWS update alerts. Much more information including registration of paraprofessional volunteers, filing claims for damages.
Other Groups involved, ways to help, information
National Audubon Society Gulf Coast Oil Disaster How You Can Help - Volunteer registration form.
Deepwater Horizon Response.com State specific volunteer opportunities for Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama.
Save Our Birds, Inc. New Sarasota Florida facilities: Numbers for Emergency Response Center, Guided Tours, Volunteering, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Gulf Coast oil spill Volunteers
Includes contact information for BP and fed government hotline, filing claim, submit alternative response technology, report oiled shoreline or request volunteer information, offer vessel for skimming operation, report oiled wildlife.
Also includes extensive listings of contact numbers for Coast Guardresidents of: Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and contact information for other groups and agencies involved.
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary Indian Shores, Florida
Largest wild bird hospital and bird sanctuary in the United States, based on the admission of up to 8,000 birds per year. For information on volunteering and hotline to report oil spill information
National Wildlife Federation home page
How You Can Help Wildlife Impacted by the BP Oil Spill
Surveillance Teams National Wildlife Federation Gulf Coast Surveillance Teams
Other sites of prepared listings for volunteering and other ways to help
Take Part - The Gulf Coast Oil Spill: How to Help Provides listing of volunteer, nonprofit groups involved, as well as different ways to donate. Good listing.
Gulf Oil Spill: Ways You Can Help - ivillage.com Good listing of ways to help
The Daily Apple Blog - Gulf Oil Spill Response Good summary of where and how to assist.
Other Points of Interest (NOT CHECKED OUT)
Realtime assessment of locations and effects of spill on bird populations. eBird provides a real-time database of (at present) 10 species of bird of conservation concern, giving a dynamic picture of location and effects of current oil spill.
A real-time, online checklist program. eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.
Relative to mapping of Gulf Oil Spill - Information on the mapping, extent of occurrence, specific incidences of oil spill, etc. (Not specifically related to wildlife)
Crisis Mappers Net