June 15th, 2010
05:46 PM ET

How you can help birds caught in the oil spill

International Bird Rescue Research Center

A team of bird rescue specialists from International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) has been deployed along the Gulf Coast to help with an all-hands-on-deck effort to rescue seabirds caught in the Mississippi Canyon 252 – Deepwater Horizon uncontrolled oil leak.

IBRRC is working with Tri-State Bird Rescue, the lead oiled wildlife organization on the ground, to set up and staff rehabilitation centers in Louisiana, Alabama Mississippi and Florida, where the growing oil slick is expected to impact birds. We now have more than 20 members of our Oil Spill Response Team working on the Gulf Oil Spill.

For more information about the International Bird Rescue Research Center and to find out how to donate Click Here....

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. charles greenan

    In my opinion,everyone from Seattle to New York must do all they can to bring this under control. I have given a dollar amount to the gulf recovery. Do whatever you can to help. to be continued...

    June 7, 2010 at 6:21 am |
  2. JD

    I live in Tennessee and Anderson did come here for a broadcast about the flooding and its effects on people. So I do not agree that it has been ignored.
    the Gulf oil spill is a major environmental castastrophe and lives have been lost as well. I am glad that it is recieving attention and is being in continued coverage. Seems to me that its environmental damage may damage our food supply as well as other harms it is causing.

    June 7, 2010 at 1:29 am |
  3. HB

    Where and when are the SAVE THE GULF CONCERTS? Gulf is inclusive of the wildlife, and the all the generations that are impacted by this. The lives of all are now at risk. Wildlife and human life.

    June 6, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  4. charlie

    I posted this elsewhere on your blogs, but didn't realize you had this one specifically for the birds.

    Can't they put barges out in the gulf with a temporary artificial habitat for the birds to land on? Providing water for the birds to clean themselves, fish to eat and native grasses? I really think it will take something like this with migration season coming. The birds aren't going to leave the area because they are in a total state of confusion right now.

    June 6, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  5. Lorri from Barrie, Ontario Canada

    Pictures of these suffering animals are heart wrenching and so enraging. I pray for the animals and all those affected to stay strong while help slowly makes its way to them.
    Life is truly unfair sometimes. It seems that those who would give anything to make productive changes are the most powerless of all.

    June 6, 2010 at 3:28 pm |
  6. RF

    Everyone just talks about the tar balls, but has anyone been testing the water to see how the dispersant chemicals are affecting wildlife and how much is in the waters people are swimming in?

    June 6, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  7. Liz

    I'm contacting the rescue centre to donate immediately.

    I never got over the trauma from the valdez spill. Sickening.

    June 5, 2010 at 6:56 pm |
  8. Lynn

    I'm really, really sorry about the birds and the fishermen who are losing their jobs and the families who lost loved ones in the Gulf. Orange Beach is my favorite. However, please don't forget the 54,000 people in Tennessee who have applied for FEMA relief after the floods from May. I can hardly watch the Gulf coverage because of how mad I am that the media is ignoring the people who have lost their homes and their businesses in half of the state.

    June 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm |
  9. Wendy

    Please donate to help the wildlife.

    June 4, 2010 at 8:18 pm |
  10. Carol B.

    The photo is heartbreaking. Thanks for the information. This wildlife organization is crucial for this kind of catastrophe.

    June 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm |