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Bird & Marine Mammal Rescue


People frequently contact us concerning oiled, wounded and sick birds. These are the bird rescue operations in our area of which we are aware.  If you know of others, please let us know and we will add them to this list.   All of these organizations are non-profit, need donations and frequently solicit volunteers.

California Wildlife Center
In the Malibu area, CWC is the closest place to call.
Emergency Hotline Number:  (310) 458-WILD [9453]

Same phone number for all wildlife emergencies
An interactive recording will get you to the correct department.
If no one answers, it is because all CWC personnel are currently busy with feeding or emergency procedures. Please leave a message.  They will return your call as soon as possible.
PO Box 2022
Malibu, CA 90265
Fax:  (818) 222-2685
Email Contacts:
Administration, donation & media:
Volunteer Inquiries:

International Bird Rescue:
San Pedro Office: 
Phone:   310-514-2573
Fax:   310-514-8219
3601 South Gaffey Street
San Pedro, Ca. 90731

South Bay Wildlife Rehab
26363 Silver Spur Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
Phone:   310-378-9921      Fax:   310-378-0969

Huntington Beach Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center
21900 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Phone:   714-374-5587

Project Wildlife
Wildlife Triage Center
887 1/2 Sherman Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone:  619-225-9453
Hours:  9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Open 7 days a week   (except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day)


Don’t touch!   Do no pick up, pour water on or feed the animal.   They are wild animals and can bite.  They are also easily stressed by humans.
Do not return the animal to the water.   Seals and sea lions temporarily “haul-out” on land to rest.  Harbor seal mothers often leave their pups ashore while they’re feeding at sea.  A beached whale, dolphin, or porpoise should be reported immediately.
Give the animal its space.   Maintain a distance of at least 50 feet.  Keep people and dogs away.
Call WildRescue’s California 24-hour hotline:   866.WILD.911
or consult this list. When calling, it’s important that you be able to identify your location and provide details of the animal and its condition.

California Wildlife Center
Same organization as listed above
Marine mammal rescue from Santa Monica to Ventura; native wildlife rehabilitation.
Phone:   310-458-WILD (9453)

Marine Mammal Care
Pinniped (fin-footed mammals) rehab in L.A.
Phone:   310-548-5677

Marine Mammal Rescue
From Santa Monica to Orange County
Phone:   800- 39-WHALE (9-4253)

Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Pinniped rescue and rehab in Orange County
Phone:   949-494-3050
[Chuck Almdale]

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