South Bay Wildlife Rehab (SBWR) is dedicated to caring for California native birds and educating the public about the natural world. We rehabilitate over 1000 sick, injured and orphaned birds for return to the wild every year and see over 30,000 children and adults with wildlife and environmental education. SBWR has state and federal permits for wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife education.
South Bay Wildlife Rehab was officially formed as a non-profit corporation in 1993. Ann Lynch, the founder and Director, has over 40 years of experience in wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife and environmental education. The organization is located in Los Angeles County, California and services all of Los Angeles County, and parts of Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernadino Counties
South Bay Wildlife Rehab has grown from a one-woman operation to an all-volunteer group of over 70 individuals Please visit the Volunteer page to get to know some of these people, without whom SBWR could not exist.
Until our center is completed, we are an out-shelter organization, meaning that we work out of our homes, rather than at a central location. Our facilities vary from the smallest hummingbird enclosures to huge enclosures for pre-release of birds of prey.
If you found an injured animal, read what to do here >>>
Are you going on a road trip 100 miles or more from Los Angeles? Help us relocate birds trapped by USDA at 6 airports. It’s easy and fun to do! Join our mailing list to receive our email requests for transportation.
Want to learn more about owls?
Watch this amazing documentary on Owl Power here
Watch this video of a local family in San Pedro who documented their rescue of two baby red hawks