Our rehabilitation services are provided free of charge and receive no tax revenue or government subsidies.
Our support comes from the generosity of those who have been helped by our services, from private individuals and corporations, and from competitive grants. Our work is typically conducted by over 120 trained volunteers who work under the supervision of a small professional staff and are assisted by licensed veterinarians. Volunteers normally provide over 20,000 hours free labor!
Most of the birds we handle come from Sonoma County, however we serve an additional four counties in Northern California—Napa, Marin, Lake and Mendocino. In fact, we are the only organization in this five-county area that handles native wild birds of all species. We receive referrals from organizations and clinics throughout the five counties, collaborate with organizations across the country, and provide expert guidance and assistance to countless individuals and groups.
BRC is licensed under both the State of California and the federal government’s Department of Fish & Wildlife.