Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Wildlife rehabilitation clinics and hospitals that treat seabirds

Introduction

ACAP Latest News regularly carries posts on efforts made to rescue, rehabilitate and release procellariform seabirds.  As a service to rehabilitators and their supporters a first list is given of wildlife rehabilitation clinics and hospitals that are known to treat seabirds, including albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters.  Links to websites, Facebook pages and contact e-mail addresses are included.  Information on centres not listed and corrections to the list below here can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read a review of a rehabilitation manual for procellariiform seabirds written in Portuguese.

Wellington Zoo 2

A Light-mantled Sooty Albatross gets examined at The Nest Te Kōhanga animal hospital in the New Zealand's Wellington Zoo: the bird did not survive plastic ingestion (click here)

Argentina

Aquarium Mar del Plata
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
https://www.aquarium.com.ar/
https://www.facebook.com/Aquarium-Mar-del-Plata-774634269543383
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Estación de Rescate de Fauna Marina Guillermo "Indio" Fidalgo
Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
https://www.facebook.com/Estaci%C3%B3n-de-Rescate-de-Fauna-Marina-Guillermo-Indio-Fidalgo-626451624360211/

Fundación Mundo Marino
San Clemente del Tuyú, Buenos Aires, Argentina
http://www.fundmundomarino.com.ar/
https://www.facebook.com/fundmundomarino
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Fundación Patagonia Natural
Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina
http://www.patagonianatural.org/
https://www.facebook.com/fundacionpatagonianatural
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Fundación Temaikèn
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
http://www.temaiken.org.ar/
https://www.facebook.com/FundacionTemaiken
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Australia

Australian Seabird Rescue
Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
http://seabirdrescue.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/AustralianSeabirdRescueInc
https://www.facebook.com/AustralianSeabirdRescueSouthCoast
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Australian Seabird Rescue Central Coast
Toowoon Bay, New South Wales, Australia
http://seabirdrescue.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/Australianseabirdr1`escue
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Brighton, Tasmania, Australia
https://www.bonorong.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/Bonorong
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Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation (AMWRRO)
Torrens Island, South Australia, Australia
http://www.amwrro.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/Australian-Marine-Wildlife-Research-Rescue-Organisation-Inc-AMWRRO-106408776102025
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Mosswood Wildlife
Koroit, Victoria, Australia
https://mosswoodwildlife.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=mosswood%20wildlife

Taronga Wildlife Hospital, Taronga Zoo
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
https://taronga.org.au/conservation-and-science/taronga-wildlife-hospitals
https://www.facebook.com/tarongazoo
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Western Australian Seabird Rescue Group (WASR)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
https://wasr.org.au/
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Brazil

Aquasis
Caucaia, Ceará, Brazil
http://aquasis.org/
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Associação R3 Animal
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
http://en.r3animal.org/
https://www.facebook.com/associacaor3animal
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Centro de Estudos Costeiros, Limnológicos e Marinhas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (CECLIMAR-UFRGS)
Imbé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
https://www.ufrgs.br/ceclimar/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/efurg
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Centro de Recuperação de Animais Marinhos, Fundação Universidade do Rio Grande (CRAM-FURG)
Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
https://museu.furg.br/centros-associados/cram
https://www.facebook.com/mucinceclimar
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Instituto Argonauta
Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil
https://institutoargonauta.org/
https://www.facebook.com/InstitutoArgonauta
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Instituto Australis
Imbituba, Santa Catarina, Brazil
http://baleiafranca.org.br/
https://www.facebook.com/BaleiaFrancaAustral
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Instituto Biopesca
Praia Grande, São Paulo, Brazil
http://www.biopesca.org.br/
https://www.facebook.com/institutobiopesca
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Instituto Gremar
Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil
https://www.facebook.com/institutogremar
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Instituto de Mamíferos Aquáticos (IMA)
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
https://mamiferosaquaticos.org/
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Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilitação de Animais Marinhos (IPRAM)
Cariacica, Espírito Santo, Brazil
https://ipram-es.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/InstitutoIPRAM
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Instituto de Pesquisas de Cananéia (IPeC)
Cananéia, São Paulo, Brazil
https://ipecpesquisas.org.br/en/
https://www.facebook.com/ipecpesquisas?fref=ts
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Laboratório de Ecologia e Conservação, Universidade Federal do Paraná (LEC-UFPR)
Pontal do Paraná, Paraná, Brazil
http://www.cem.ufpr.br/lec/
https://www.facebook.com/lecufpr
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Laboratório de Zoologia, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (LABZOO-UDESC)
Laguna, Santa Catarina, Brazil
https://www.udesc.br/ceres/labzoo/pmp-udesc
https://www.facebook.com/udesc
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Projeto Cetáceos da Costa Branca, Universidade Estadual do Rio Grande do Norte (PCCB-UERN)
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
https://www.pccbuern.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pccbuern
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Universidade da Região de Joinville (Univille)
São Francisco do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil
https://www.facebook.com/pmp.univille/
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Universidade do Vale do Itajaí (Univali)
Itajaí, Santa Catarina, Brazil
http://pmp.acad.univali.br/
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Chile

Centro de Rehabilitación de Fauna Silvestre, Universidad Austral de Chile (CEREFAS-UACh)
Valdívia, Los Lagos, Chile
http://piafs.cl/cerefas/
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Centro de Rescate y Rehabilitación de Fauna Silvestre, Universidad de Antofagasta CEREFAS-UA)
Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
https://www.facebook.com/UACRRFS/

Centro de Rescate y Rehabilitación de Fauna Silvestre, Univesidad San Sebastián (CEREFAS-USS)
Concepción, Biobío, Chile
https://www.facebook.com/cerefasussconsepcion/
https://twitter.com/cerefas_uss_bio

Chiloé Silvestre
Ancud, Chiloé, Chile
https://www.facebook.com/chiloe.silvestre/
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Hospital Clínico Veterinario Viña del Mar, Universidad Santo Tomás (UST)
Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Chile
http://www.hospitalesveterinarios.ust.cl/hospitales-por-sedes/vina-del-mar/
https://www.facebook.com/hcv.vina
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Ecuador

Centro de Rehabilitación de Fauna Marina, Parque Nacional Machalilla (CRFM)
Puerto López, Manabí, Ecuador
https://www.facebook.com/Centroderehabilitacionmarina/
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Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)*

Falklands Conservation
Stanley, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)*
https://www.falklandsconservation.com/
https://www.facebook.com/FalklandsConservation
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Mexico

Grupo de Ecología y Conservación de Islas, A.C. (GECI)
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
https://www.islas.org.mx/
https://es-la.facebook.com/IslasGECI/
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Hospital de Aves de Ornato, Compañía y Silvestres, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Coyoacán, Ciudad de México, Mexico
http://www.fmvz.unam.mx/fmvz/servicios/s_aves.html
https://www.facebook.com/FMVZ.UNAM.Oficial

New Zealand

Dunedin Wildlife Hospital
Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand
https://www.wildlifehospitaldunedin.org.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/Dunedinwildlifehospital
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Kaikoura Wildlife Rescue
Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand
https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=kaikoura%20wildlife%20rescue

Kuaotuni Bird Rescue Trust
Wharekaho, North Island, New Zealand
https://www.kuaotunubirdrescue.org.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/Kuaotunu-Bird-Rescue-Trust-1469420776711117
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South Island Wildlife Hospital
Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand
https://www.wildlifehospital.co.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/wildlife.hospital.nz
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The Nest Te Kōhanga Animal Hospital
Wellington Zoo, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand
https://wellingtonzoo.com/conservation/saving-wildlife-in-the-nest-te-kohanga/
https://www.facebook.com/WgtnZoo
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Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust
Wellington, North Island, New Zealand
http://www.wbrt.org.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/wellingtonbirdrehabilitationtrust/
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Wildbase, Massey University
Palmerston North, North Island, New Zealand
http://wildbase.massey.ac.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/masseywildbase

Wildlife Rehabilitators Network of New Zealand (WReNNZ)
https://www.wrennz.org.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/WReNNZ

Peru

Grupo de Rescate de Animales Marinos, ConservAcción (GRAM - Trujillo)
Trujillo, Trujillo, Peru
https://www.facebook.com/GRAMTRU
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Proyecto Golondrina de la Tempestad de Collar
Lima, Lima, Peru
https://www.facebook.com/ProyectoGolondrinaDeLaTempestadDeCollar
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Portugal

Centro de Reabilitação de Animais Marinhos (CRAM-Ecomare)
lhavo, Portugal
https://www.oceanario.pt/en/news/cram-ecomare-1
https://www.facebook.com/cram.ecomare

South Africa

African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS), Dyer Island Conservation Trust
Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
https://dict.org.za/dict-projects/african-penguin-seabird-sanctuary/
https://www.facebook.com/apssZA
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Seabird and Penguin Rehabilitation Centre (SAPREC)
Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
https://www.saprec.org
https://www.facebook.com/SAPRECMB/
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Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB)
Cape Town, Western Cape & Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
https://sanccob.co.za/
https://www.facebook.com/SANCCOBSavesSeabirds (Cape Town)
https://www.facebook.com/sanccobeasterncape (Port Elizabeth)
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United Kingdom

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
United Kingdom
https://www.rspca.org.uk
https://www.facebook.com/RSPCA-The-Royal-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-265070031183

Uruguay

Sociedad para la Conservación de la Biodiversidad de Maldonado (SOCOBIOMA)
Maldonado, Uruguay
https://www.socobioma.org/
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SOS Fauna Marina
Maldonado, Uruguay
https://www.facebook.com/sos.faunamarina/
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United States of America

Alaska Sealife Center
Seward, Alaska, USA
https://www.alaskasealife.org
https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaSeaLifeCenter
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Hawaii Wildlife Center
Kapaau, Oahu, Hawaii
https://www.hawaiiwildlifecenter.org
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International Bird Rescue
Berkeley, Los Angeles & San Francisco, California, USA
https://www.bird-rescue.org
https://www.facebook.com/intlbirdrescue 13574
https://www.facebook.com/IntlBirdRescue.LA
https://www.facebook.com/International-Bird-Rescue-SF-Bay-Delta-Wildlife-Center-1756480158
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International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC)
Eugene, Oregon, USA
https://theiwrc.org
https://www.facebook.com/theiwrc
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Island Conservation
Midway Atoll (headquarters at Santa Cruz, California, USA)
http://www.islandconservation.org/
https://www.facebook.com/preventingextinctions
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Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project
Makawao, Maui, Hawaii, USA
https://www.mauinuiseabirds.org
https://www.facebook.com/mauinuiseabirds
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Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), University of California Davis
Davis, California, USA
https://owcn.vetmed.ucdavis.edu
https://www.facebook.com/OiledWildlifeCareNetwork
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Save Our Shearwaters (SOS), Kauai Humane Society
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
https://saveourshearwaters.org
https://www.facebook.com/SaveOurShearwaters
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Seaside Seabird Sanctuary
Indian Shores, Florida, USA
https://seasideseabirdsanctuary.org
https://www.facebook.com/SeasideSeabird
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Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research
Newark, Delaware, USA
https://tristatebird.org
https://www.facebook.com/tristatebirdrescue

International

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC)
https://theiwrc.org/
https://www.facebook.com/theiwrc
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With thanks to Ralph Vanstreels (Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilitação de Animais Marinhos, Espírito Santo, Brazil) & Federico Alfonso Méndez Sánchez (Grupo de Ecología y Conservación de Islas, Mexico) for information on Latin American wildlife rehabilitation clinics and hospitals.

Posted 01 September 2020, last updated 16 October 2020

*A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Islas Georgias del Sur y Islas Sandwich del Sur) and the surrounding maritime areas.