Mission

Gulf Coast Bird Rescue is dedicated to preserving native wildlife through humane and professional wild bird rehabilitation, encouraging wise stewardship of our ecosystem through public education and contributing new information to the foundation of knowledge.

 

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  1. Gulf Coast Bird Rescue is dedicated to the humane rescue and professional rehabilitation of injured, orphaned, and ill native wild birds with the goal of returning healthy, recovered individuals to their natural environment.
  2. Gulf Coast Bird Rescue is focused on increasing public knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of Florida’s native flora and fauna to foster an attitude of stewardship for the ecosystem and its wild inhabitants.
  3. Gulf Coast Bird Rescue intends to contribute to scientific research on diseases, toxins, and other factors negatively affecting avian species to improve medical care and the ultimate survival of native wildlife.

OUR VALUES

  • Healthy Ecosystems: A safe and healthy place for wildlife and people to live.
  • Professional excellence: Adherence to the Wildlife Rehabilitator���������������������������������������������s Code of Ethics and the Wildlife Educator’s Code of Ethics, as well as meeting or exceeding the Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation.
  • Integrity: Ethical leadership and management.
  • Accountability: Full reportability to donors, grantors, and partners.
  • Financial transparency: Timely and complete filing of legal and financial reports.
  • Efficiency: Getting work done well and in a cost effective manner.
  • Community involvement: Providing valuable nonprofit services to our wildlife and human neighbors.
  • Community support: Volunteers and donations to sustain needed operations.
  • Strategic partnerships: Working together with like-minded individuals, agencies, educational institutions, groups, businesses and communities.

 

 

MOVING FORWARD

Gulf Coast Bird Rescue is dedicated to the humane rescue and professional rehabilitation of injured, orphaned, and ill native wild birds with the goal of returning healthy, recovered individuals to their natural environment.

WE DO THIS BY PROVIDING:
  • Critical services for injured wild birds of coastal Florida and Pinellas County.
  • Humane rescue, transport, triage, and direct medical care by trained personnel.
  • Compassionate care and professional rehabilitation with the best and most up-to-date techniques.
  • Physical conditioning for earliest possible release into natural habitat.
  • Staff and volunteers well trained in the skills needed for success.
  • Facilities and operations meeting or exceeding the Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation��approved by the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association and the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.

Gulf Coast Bird Rescue is focused on increasing public knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of Florida’s native flora and fauna to foster an attitude of stewardship for the ecosystem and its wild inhabitants.

WE DO THIS THROUGH:
  • A wide variety of educational opportunities.
  • Informing citizens of wildlife happenings in their communities.
  • Regular and effective education on how to prevent and reduce injuries to birds, thus reducing the need for rescue and treatment.
  • Disseminating information through cost-effective communication platforms including websites, online video and social media.
  • Encouraging appropriate use of deterrents, such as cell phone cameras, to reduce bird abuse.
  • Providing long-term, safe, and clean homes for select birds that cannot be released so they can serve as meaningful educational ambassadors for their counterparts in the wild.

Gulf Coast Bird Rescue intends to contribute to scientific research on diseases, toxins, and other factors negatively affecting avian species to improve medical care and the ultimate survival of native wildlife.

WE PLAN TO:
  • Study individual cases as well as large scale incidents.
  • Conduct scientific research on diseases, toxins, and other factors negatively affecting avian species.
  • Keep accurate records and share experiences and findings with other professionals and agencies.
  • Inform communities and public health officials.
  • Publish research findings to expand the foundation of knowledge and literature in the fields of wildlife rehabilitation, medicine, toxicology and others.