Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research is an internationally recognized oiled wildlife responder and a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility for wild native birds.
Tri-State was the lead responder for oiled bird rehabilitation following the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. Tri-State has responded to over 140 incident throughout our 40 year history and recently completed construction on the new Wildlife Response Annex. This unique building was designed specifically for oiled wildlife response and other large-scale incidents.
Tri-State’s oil spill team also collaborates with industry, government agencies, colleagues, and concerned citizens all over the world to lessen the impact of an incident on natural resources through contingency planning and training prior to a spill.
Although Tri-State had its start in oil spill response, its operations also include a wild bird clinic and associated education programs. The Frink Center for Wildlife is open every day of the year to receive patients and give them the professional care they need to return to the wild. Tri-State admits around 2,500 birds annually.
Education is an important component of Tri-State’s mission, and it is achieved through annual internships and externships. Our staff and wildlife veterinarians also help teach a program on avian anatomy and oiled wildlife response to first year veterinary students from UPenn.
The mission of Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc. is to achieve excellence in the rehabilitation of injured, orphaned, and oiled native wild birds, with the goal of returning healthy birds to their natural environment. We do this through compassionate care, humane research, and education.