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Oil Spill Wildlife Rescue
Last Link Check: 16 November 2007    Last Updated: June 20 2010

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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 saveourseabirds@gmail.com
  • 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)

  • eBird 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)
  • Grassroots Mapping
  • Crisis Mappers Net
  • CrisisCommons

  • Index
    General Comments
    Numbers to call in event of an oil spill
         International Responders
         Responders By Country
    Bird deoiling procedures
    Alternative methods of cleaning
    Governmental oil spill response plans
    Books, manuals, protocols, forms
    Education and teaching
    Links to Wildlife in general
    World Wide Oil Spill Cleanup
    Lists bird/animal rescue centers

    General Comments      return to index
    With the successful rescue operation in the Treasure Island oil spill in which thousands of penguins were saved by improved treatment methods, many around the world are realizing that birds can be saved in these disasters. With the know how, all that is needed are the individuals who are willing to invest their effort. The GO TO section gives greater insight into the rescue operations possible

    Insight into rescue operations

  • Past Oil Spill Responses International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) IFAW's Emergency Relief Team Responds to Argentine Oil Spill
  • Spill History 2000-present See Treasure Island June-September: Of 20,251 birds treated, 90% saved and released Spill History 2000-02 California-based Intern'l Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC).
  • Report of the Treasure Island oil spill rescue operation Treasure Spill Report. IBRRC Internatinal Bird Rescue Research Center.
  • OWCN Past Responses to spills worldwide: giving descriptions of spill, rescue effort, results of The Oiled Wildlife Care Network - University of California Davis Currently under repair
  • Large Spills in Which the OWCN has Participated Currently under repair
  • New Zealand Massey University Oiled Wildlife Response
  • Directory for Issues Related to Canadian Oil Spill Response included are links to:
    Birds Oiled at Sea Web Site
    Oil Spill Response Plan
    The Impact of Oil at Sea on Seabirds in Atlantic Canada

    Editor's note:
    Phones from group's site - not physically verified

    International Responders     return top
    Also Below - See Groups by Countries

    For contacts worldwide not found below, check out International Oil Spill Conference 2003

    * BirdLife Global Office International Cambridge UNITED KINGDOM Tel: +44 (0)1223 277 318 Fax: +44 (0)1223 277 200 E-mail: birdlife@birdlife.org.uk Belgium, Ecuador, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Netherlands (European Community), United Kingdom
    * IBRRC International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) California
    San Francisco Oiled Wildlife Care & Education Center: 707 207-0380 Fax: 707 207-0395 E-Mail: info@ibrrc.org
    Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care & Education Center: Main line: (310) 514-2573 Second line: (310) 514-2574
    Alaska Wildlife Response Center (907) 230-2492
    * International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) [U.S. Intn'l HQ] Mass. 1 508 744 2000 or 1 800 932 4329 Fax: 1 508 744 2009 info@ifaw.org Phones for branches in Canada, EU, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, France, Asia Pacific, Russia, China, Southern Africa, East Africa, Mexico
    * New Zealand Massey University Response, Courses and Conferences
    * Save Our Birds, Inc. New Sarasota Florida facilities; Emergency Response Center 941-861-5000; Guided Tours, volunteering and other business 941-388-3010 or email saveourseabirds@gmail.com Updated Jun 9, 2010
    * Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research National Response Center to report oilspill 1-800-424-8802 For info on response capabilities, planning, research: (302) 737-9543

    Listing of all groups by country     return top
    See international groups above for offices on different continents
    (some not repeated below)

    [Argentina] Fundacion Mundo Marino source (unconfirmed) 02252-430300 Fax: 02252-421501 E-mail: fundacion@mundomarino.com.ar or Phone: (02252) 43-0300 / 06 See also, Other institutions with which it has contact
    [Argentina] Fundacion Aquarium Mar del Plata source Tel.: (54 223) 467-0700/1 e-mail: informe@mdpaquarium.com.ar
    [Australia] Taronga Zoo source recently commissioned the first Australian Mobile Bird Washing Unit designed to be rushed to oil spill sites to save oiled birds. Designed and constructed by Taronga Zoo staff. Ph: +61 2 9969 2777 Email: tz@zoo.nsw.gov.au
    [Australia] RSPCA Marine Rescue Unit, Phone: (08) 8231 6931 Fax: (08) 8231 6201 for sick and injured marine mammals and birds found along the South Australian coastline. source
    [Australia] Phillip Island Nature Park source (pdf) + 61 3 5951 2800 Fax + 61 3 5956 8394 email: penguins@penguins.org.au
    [Brazil] Sea Shepherd Fone: Tel: 55.51.590.3333 or 55.51.591.1240 International Headquarters in U.S.: Tel: 360-370-5650 Fax: 360-370-5651 for contacts in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Netherlands, U.K., Singapore see source
    [Britain] South Devon Seabird Trust 01626 770999 Email: info@seabirdtrust.co.uk source
    [Canada] Prince Edward Island Marine Mammal Stranding Network contact Patricia Gray 902-569-4803 email: pgray@islandtelecom.com [unverified] pagray@pei.sympatico.ca [unverified] or p.a.gray@pei.sympatico.ca [unverified]
    Also see WAN World Animalnet for Pr. Edward Island
    [Canada - Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick] Environment Canada source
    PLEASE CALL 1-800-565-1633 (outside the Metro Halifax area) or 426-6030 (within the Halifax Metro area).
    ENVIRONMENT CANADA, Maritimes, 24 HOURS: Telephone 1-902-426-6200
    PLEASE CALL 1-800-563-9089 (outside the St. John's area) or 772-2083 (within the St. John's area).
    ENVIRONMENT CANADA, Newfoundland, 24 HOURS: 1-709-772-7745

    For other areas see site above.

    [Canada British Columbia] BC SPCA Vancouver, BC source (604) 681-7271 or 1-800-665-1868 Fax: (604) 681-7022 E-mail: info@spca.bc.ca For all branches: branches
    Training: Contact Environment Canada - Canadian Wildlife Services 940-4700, BC SPCA 681-7271, or Wildlife Rehabilitators' Network Assn of BC (WRNBC) 538-1363.
    [France] Union Francaise des Centres de Sauvegarde de la Faune Sauvage, (UFCS, or French Union of Rehabilitation Centers for Saving Wildlife) source POUR LA PICARDIE : APPELER LE CENTRE DE SOINS (phones) 03 22 46 12 79 ou 06 71 81 86 19
    [Germany] Westkuestenpark Oiled Seabird Rehabilitation Centre at St Peter-Ording in Schleswig-Holstein
    News Story "New bird rehabilitation centre is – for the first time - preventing oiled birds in Germany from being killed (published on 30-Nov-2001)"
    [NZ]Dept of Conservation (DOC) Te Papa Atawbai emergency number (native and endemic birds only) 0800 DOCHOTline (0800 36 24 68) source
    [NZ] Marine Watch Trust New Zealand rescue line: 025 358 909 contact Jim Lilley source source according to report, normally called out by DOC. Email: jimlilley@free.net.nz
    [NZ]Oiled Wildlife Responder Network source Massey University Wildlife Health Centre Link to list of on scene response
    [NZ] Eastern Bays Little Blue Penguin Foundation info source phone 562 7571 fax 562 7571 email: hextall@nz1.ibm.com
    [South Africa] SANCCOB - South African Foundation For the Conservation of Coastal Birds, Cape Town (+27) 21 557 6155 email info@sanccob.co.za source
    [United States]
    * [California] International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) source
    San Francisco Oiled Wildlife Care & Education Center: 707 207-0380 Fax: 707 207-0395 email: info@ibrrc.org
    Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care & Education Center:(310) 514-2573 or (310) 514-2574 FAX: (310) 514-8219 email: center@ibrrc.org
    To report oiled wildlife in California, please call:(OSPR) Office of Spill Prevention and Response at (916) 445-0045
    If you witness someone harming or polluting wildlife or habitat, call Fish & Games' hotline at (888) DFG-CALTIP
    Regional representatives: Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Hawaii and Pacific Islands, Gulf Coast and Caribbean contact info + email
    IBRRC/Alaska - Anchorage (907) 562-1326 Fax: (907) 562-2441 Cell: (707) 249-4871 email: barbara@ibrrc.org
    IBRRC/Pacific NW - Washington phone/fax (206) 527-0376
    IBRRC/Hawaii & Pacific Is. - Hawaii Phone/Fax: (808) 884-5576
    [California] Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) & The Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) source
    Phone: (916) 445-9338 Fax: (916) 324-8829
    24-hour Comm Center (916) 445-0045
    (unverified) Scott Newman 530 754 9424 (Pager)916 523 7941, Jonna Mazet 530 752 4167 (Pager)916 556 7509
    To report oil spill only
    West Coast Oil Spill hot-line 1-800-OILS-911
    or Department of Fish and Game CalTIP number at 1-888-DFG-CALTip (1-888-334-2258)
    and U.S. Coast Guard National Response Ctr. 1-800-424-8802
    [California] OILED WILDLIFE CARE NETWORK (OWCN) To Report an Oil Spill, call 800-OILS-911
    OWCN Network Map
    Members and phone numbers
  • Intern'l Bird Rescue Res Cntr[Suisun City](formerly Berkeley) see above
  • Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Ctr.[Laguna Bch.] (949) 494-3050 fax: (949) 494-2802 email: info@fslmmc.org source
  • Lindsay Wildlife Museum[Walnut Creek] 925-935-1978 fax (925) 935-8015 source
  • Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center[San Pedro (IBRRC)] see above
  • Marine Wildlife Care Center[Arcata] Humboldt State University (707) 826-3450 source
  • Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center(831) 469-1719 [Santa Cruz] source
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium[Monterey] 831 648-4800 source
  • North Coast Marine Mammal Center[Crescent City] 1-707-465-6265 rescue@northcoastmmc.org source
  • Pacific Wildlife Care[Morro Bay] (805)-543-WILD source
  • Peninsula Humane Society.[San Mateo] 650.340.7022 Fax 650.685.0102 source
  • Project Wildlife[Santee] Hotline 619-225-9202 email: info@projectwildlife.org source
  • San Francisco Bay Oiled Wildlife Care and Education Ctr.[Suisun City] see above
  • Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network (805) 966 9005 source
  • Santa Rosa Bird Rescue[Santa Rosa] (707) 523-BIRD (523-2473) source
  • SPCA of Monterey County[Monterey] (831) 373-2631 or Salinas (831) 422-4721 or Toll Free: (877) 4 SPCAMC (477-2262) Fax(831) 373-8613 source
  • SeaWorld[San Diego] source 619-222-6363
  • The Marine Mammal Center[Sausalito] 24 hour hotlines 415.289.SEAL (7325) In Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties 831.633.6298 source
  • Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center of Orange County[Huntington Bch.] (714) 374 5587 email: wwccoc@wwccoc.org source
  • WildCare[San Rafael] 415 456 SAVE(7283) or 415-453-1000 fax: 415-456-0594 email: info@wildcaremarin.org source
    [California] Pelican Protection Alliance: source and source
    [California] SeaShephard, Malibu, CA 90265 Tel: (310) 456-1141 Fax: (310) 456-2488 source
    * Save Our Birds, Inc. Sarasota Florida; Emergency Response Center 941-861-5000; Guided Tours, volunteering and other business 941-388-3010 or email saveourseabirds@gmail.com Updated Jun 9, 2010
    * [Mass] Intern'l Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) source [US Intern'l HQ] Massachusetts 1 508 744 2000 or 1 800 932 4329 Fax: 1 508 744 2009 info@ifaw.org Branches in Canada, European Union, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, France, Asia Pacific, Russia, China, Southern Africa, East Africa, Mexico
    [South Carolina] The Center for Birds of Prey source (843) 971-7474, 4872 Seewee Road, Awendaw, S.C., info@thecenterforbirdsofprey.org
    Nearly 400 hawks, eagles, owls, falcons and other birds of prey are admitted to the Center’s Medical Clinic each year – the majority of injuries due to some type of human interaction. The professional medical treatment of injured birds is a source of incomparable insight into critical environmental issues. The Avian Medical Clinic provides the most advanced level of care for hundreds of injured or orphaned birds each year so that each bird has the best possible chance of being released. As part of our Avian Medical Clinic operation, we have partnered with the SC Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to operate a combined use Avian Medical Clinic / Oiled Bird Treatment Facility. The facility serves as a substantial portion of the East Coast in the event of an oil spill affecting native bird populations and their fragile breeding habitats.
    [Texas] Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education, Houston wre@hotmail.com homepage or Oiled Wildlife Response Team Oiled Wildlife Response Team Phone: 713-643-WILD(unverified) E-Mail: squirrelgirl@tmparker.com (unverified)
    [Washington Internatinal Headquarters] Sea Shepherd International Headquarters Tel: 360-370-5650 Fax: 360-370-5651 for contacts in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Netherlands, U.K., Singapore see source

    TRAINING return to top

    In British Columbia if you are interested in participating in an oil spill rescue training course, contact Environment Canada - Canadian Wildlife Services at 940-4700, BC SPCA at 681-7271, or Wildlife Rehabilitators' Network Association of BC (WRNBC) at 538-1363.
    Oiled Wildlife Care Network University of California at Davis source ...The network also carries out a competitive research grant program and comprehensive training programs."
    Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research New Jersey source Tri-State Bird Rescue Pre-spill training and contingency planning, wildlife rehabilitation training
    Massey University Oiled Response Program New Zealand List of training courses being given
    Save Our Seabirds education page Sarasota, Florida; Emergency Response Center 941-861-5000; Guided Tours, volunteering and other business 941-388-3010 or email saveourseabirds@gmail.com Updated Jun 9, 2010
    Wildlife Rehab & Education (WR&E), League City, Texas source Training Classes WR&E offers oiled wildlife cleaning workshops. WR&E now has a database of volunteers ready to respond anywhere along the Gulf Coast. Trained responders work as sub-permittees under the state and federal wildlife rehabilitation permits of the WR&E Oiled Wildlife Response Team. Also WR&E has provided these workshops to industry. The workshops cover the following topics: Overview of past coastal oil spills, OSHA hazard awareness, Effects of oil on wildlife, ... Initial intake and examination, Hands-on bird cleaning lab (performed by the participants under the direction of WR&E team members), The after-care and husbandry of cleaned wildlife.
    IBRRC & IFAW team up to offer International Internship source Internship Program Individuals wishing to pursue a career in general or oiled bird rehabilitation or veterinary medicine can apply for an internship with IBRRC. The program's most valuable component is the hands-on training that is gained at our new oiled bird rehabilitation centers in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.
    Wildlife Publications source Seminar Description Wildlife Publications presents a service designed to provide wildlife care organizations worldwide with tailored training seminars. To develop a class, requires no financial investment on part of host. Lecture courses currently available and information on instructors provided on website. Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation lecture only or lecture and laboratory course. "Designed to provide wildlife rehabilitators with a solid foundation to the principles of oiled wildlife care. The course can be designed around oiled bird or mammals or both. Potential course components include: orientation to oil spill events, worker health and safety, volunteer recruitment and training, management training, wildlife capture, triage and stabilization procedures, housing, diet preparation, recordkeeping, wildlife cleaning/drying, release evaluation and procedures. Laboratory procedures include: animal intake procedures, wildlife cleaning and basic laboratory testing of blood and procedures for submission to outside laboratories."


  • Best Practices for Migratory Birdcare During Oil Spill Response source U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Shampooing to stop Oil Spill Bird Deaths source for National Geographic News September 21, 2004
  • Initial effects of the Treasure oil spill on seabirds off Western South Africa source Avian Demography Unit, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Brief description of treatment procedures source
  • Procedures for rehabilitating and releasing oiled birds source IBRRC Internatinal Bird Rescue Research Center.
  • Oiled Bird Rescue Seminar South Dublin Branch Birdweb.net
  • Steps in an Oil Spill Response OWCN Oiled Wildlife Care Network.


    Rescue of birds using magnets and iron powder
    Magnets Could Help Wildlife Recover from Oil Slicks. Interview with John Orbell http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/earth/stories/s21637.htm Birds caught in oil spills could soon be cleaned using iron powder and magnets. Unlike detergents the technique removes oil without destroying the waterproof properties of feathers. John Orbell and his colleagues at the Victorian University of Technology in Melbourne, found that oil sticks to fine iron powder in preference to birds' feathers. Combing the feathers with a magnet removes the oil as well as the iron. The RSPCA welcomes the new development. However, it is feared that many severely oiled birds are coated with dried, tar-like residue that may prove residue that may prove resistant to the iron powder treatment.

    Update from John Orbell 23 October 2001
    We have since extended this work to the plumage of whole birds and have done some limited work on live birds (i.e. penguins contaminated by oil at the Philip Island Nature Park, Victoria, Australia. This work is currently being prepared for publication (probably in Marine Pollution Bulletin). Our results are most encouraging and reflect the in vitro studies. The stage we are at now is the development of a field device that can exploit this technology. Our objective is to develop portable equipment which will allow the bulk of contamination to be removed from the animal immediately upon encountering it. We are also working on the use of preconditioning agents in conjunction with this technology to handle contamination that is "weathered" onto the plumage. These results also show promise. An interesting spin-off to this research which might interest you is our development of a quantitative indicator of feather damage (also soon to be published, probably in the Journal of Structural Biology). This is based on digitally imaging the vanes of damaged feathers and mathematically analysing the degree of coherency. This is proving to be remarkably sensitive and robust and we hope it will lead to a rapid and accurate assay for feather health (damage). This will greatly assist in deciding when to release recovering birds back into the wild - especially when dealing with large numbers. 

    Dr John Orbell School of Life Sciences and Technology Victoria University of Technology JohnOrbell@vut.edu.au


  • Australia The Effects of Oil on Wildlife Austrailian Maritime Safety Authority Brief delineation of effects of oil.
  • Canada - Response to Environmental Emergencies Atlantic Regional Environmental Emergencies Team (REET) & Spill Reporting Also see Birds Oiled at Sea source "This Policy specifies roles and approaches to be taken by CWS in the event of an oil spill..." "...The Policy addresses oil spill response requirements for species managed by the Canadian Wildlife Service, but combined with response plans of other agencies it forms a blueprint for dealing with all wildlife species affected by oil spills."
  • Canada - Oil Spill Response Plan August 1999 source
    "This plan specifies actions to be taken by Canadian Wildlife Service/Environment Canada Atlantic Region in the event of an oil spill or the presence of oiled migratory birds. Both large and small events are addressed, with no attempt to concentrate on the "mega-spill". This plan does not replace any element of the REET Atlantic Region Contingency Plan (1999), but elaborates and complements those parts of it which pertain to migratory birds. All migratory bird species which may be affected by oil spills, and their terrestrial, fresh water, marine and inter-tidal habitats, are within the purview of this plan. The plan addresses oil spill response requirements for species managed by the Canadian Wildlife Service, but combined with response plans of other agencies it forms a blueprint for dealing with all wildlife species affected by oil spills."
  • Canada National Policy on Oiled Birds and Oiled Species at Risk Canadian Wildlife Service 2000 source (pdf)
  • EPA Oil Spill Program U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report including reporting, preventing, preparing for, responding to, laws and regulations, publication, regional pages, learning center SPCC guides and surveys, oil-related websites source and National Contingency Plan Overview
  • South Africa - Dassen Island Seabird Rescue Plan (2001 version) of Cape Nature Conservation source
  • California - Wildlife Operations Plan for California - Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) of the Department of Fish and Game sources (pdf) Includes comprehensive material plus appendices on oil spills and response to wildlife effected. For full information see OSPR main page source
  • Hazardous Materials and Spills in the Great Lakes Region Area Contingency Plans - To help minimize damage from a potential oil spill, Hazardous Materials and Spills in the Great Lakes Region source These plans help improve coordination at the national, regional and local planning levels, and enhance the availability of trained personnel, necessary equipment and scientific support that may be needed to adequately address all discharges.


    Understanding Oil Spills and Oil Spill Response United States Environmental Protection (EPA) source
    FORMS OWCN Oiled Avian and Marine Mammal Care Protocols source
    For Volunteers: Oiled Bird Intake Form, Oiled Mammal Intake Form
    For Researchers: Pre-proposal RFP 2005 (deadline past), Pre-proposal Instructions (pdf) (deadline past), Full proposal Instructions (pdf) MS Word, Full proposal forms (pdf) MS Word, Post-Release Collaboration Guidelines

    Education and Teaching return to top

  • Classroom Hands-on Experiment Oil Spill - Examine the consequences of an oil spill for a bird though a hands-on experiment. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation
  • Especially for Kids Information and teaching about oil spills and how it effects wildlife. Projects, instructors kits, help for report writers.


  • The Oiled Wildlife Care Network source Saving an injured bird
  • WILDLIFE EMERGENCY - advise what to do: Have your found an animal in distress? See drop down list "Common Problems/Frequently Asked Questions". Gives very detailed instructions. source
  • The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) source
  • The Wildlife Rehabilitation Information Directory What to do with injured wildlife and who to contact. First of all, call a professional The following gives a listing of contact people by country and state. Calling one in your locale can provide emergency care information and can also provide unlisted rehabilitators closer to you. (U.S. States) (International) Other info available: state wildlife agencies, website directory, biological species & natural history information, professional rehabilitation orgs, how to become Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator, dealing With Nuisance Wildlife, and info on contact with wildlife.
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Online source - International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. Includes hotline, wide range of courses and seminars
  • What To Do When You Find a Baby Bird from The Wildlife Rehabilitation Information Directory source
  • UC Davis Wildlife Health Center Weblinks source Links to state, federal, international organizations, private industry, conservation information, rehabilitation, veterinary, academic institutions, zoos and aquaria
  • WWF www.panda.org source


  • TO REPORT OIL & CHEMICAL SPILL - (U.S.) (tollfree)1-800-424-8802 or (non800) (202) 267-2675 National Response Center source
  • ITOPF (International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Ltd) source
    See in particular: country profiles for country contact points worldwide: spill notification point, authority, arrangements, policy, equipment, previous spill experience, conventions, agreements, etc.
    Also see for news, events, historical data, fate and effects, cleanup techniques, response strategies, planning, compensation, etc. London EC3A 7AX Tel: +44 (0)20 7621 1255 Emergency Tel: +44 (0)7626 914112 (24hr) Fax: +44 (0)20 7621 1783 Email: central@itopf.com
  • International Directory of Oil Spill Cleanup Contractors and Response Organizations source
  • UNEP-WCMC.org The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre was established in 2000 as the world biodiversity information and assessment centre of the United Nations Environment Programme. Information on international conventions and agreements, emergency response service which provides relevant environmental information which may help in response activities, information on protected areas, species, habitats, resources, etc.
  • Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - OCHA-Online source Emergency Response and Relief Coordination Register of Rosters of Disaster Management Expertise "...contains data on rosters of internationally available disaster management expertise, be it of a general nature or in a specialized field, which exist within the United Nations (UN) family, in inter- and non- governmental organizations and Governments. For each roster, Register of Expertise provides information on such key items as the roster name, host organization, 24-hour contact points, expertise covered, modalities of cooperation with the UN, other organizations and disaster affected countries, etc."
  • 2003 International Oil Spill Conference API,IMO,IPIECA,MMS,NOAA,USCG,USEPA in Vancouver British Columbia April 6-10, 2003 IOSC 2003 Conference "...will continue the IOSC tradition as the world's premier oil spill prevention, response and science conference as well as the finest exhibition of oil spill response equipment available". source


    Seal Conservation Society source
    Mainly pinnipeds but some orgs deal with birds, other mammals
    Bird Rescue Centres New Zealand source
    Jessica Smith's Wildlife Rescue Web Resource Center source
    all kinds updated by location, type of animal, and name - mainly United States.
    Regional Wildlife Care Facilities - California source

    Also see California Council For Wildlife Rehabilitators (CCWR) source for California Wildlife Rehabilitators by region

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