The work being done at International Bird Rescue is some of the most important in the world when it comes to protecting and educating people about the many marine birds living in the western United States. IBR has a critical mission of rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing marine birds such as gulls, grebes and pelicans that have been injured, orphaned or otherwise harmed, most often because of human activity.
In addition to their hands-on work healing the many birds that come through their doors, IBR has another priority: educating Americans about how they can be stewards for the environment that so many species of birds call home. Using their own work as an example, this highly-successful organization is encouraging people who love birds to be vigilant in their own communities about the ways their activities can harm birds.
It was truly eye-opening to visit their rehab facility in the San Francisco area, where I interviewed some of their most dedicated volunteers and staffers, and put together this film that we all hope will be a successful tool as they look to the future.