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Dave W

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Review for International Bird Rescue Research Center, Long Beach, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I began my volunteer work in February 2005, encouraged by a news article about an organization cleaning the oil off seabirds from a natural oil seep off the coast of Ventura, CA. From my first day I saw how the staff and the other volunteers were passionately dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of thousands of birds of dozens of aquatic species of each year, professionally caring for each one.
I learned, and became directly involved with Bird Rescue's oil spill response activities during various spills within California, and saw how what I had learned about bird physiology and care was so important for the care of birds involves in oil spills, and that the synergy between rehabilitation and spill response was critical to successful spill outcomes around the world.
By attending seminars and conferences, I observed how Bird Rescue staff and experienced volunteers were educating many wildlife rehabilitators around the world in the care of aquatic birds - sharing their expertise and passion.
By working with the Bird Rescue veterinarian I saw how the organization continually advances the science of bird rehabilitation, nutrition, husbandry, and physical therapy.
After almost 9 years, I continue to enjoy working with staff and other volunteers in making a difference in the lives of these amazing co-inhabitants of our natural world.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer