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Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research

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Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research is a nonprofit conservation organization located in Newark, Delaware, dedicated to indigenous wild bird rehabilitation, especially rehabilitation efforts related to oil spills. The mission of Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research 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. They do this through compassionate care, humane research, and education.
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Program areas at Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research

FY 2022 Bird Preservation & Protection Programs: BIRD CARE The clinic admitted 4256 birds between these dates. Over 120 different neotropical species which included over 1,800 individuals. The clinic admitted 162 different species during this time period. Some of the specialty birds that the clinic admitted were: 93 bald eagles, 30 ruby-throated hummingbirds, 55 chimney swifts, 55 Eastern screech owls, 85 wood ducks, 24 purple martins and 11 Northern gannets. The number one species represented in the clinic was the American robin making up 32.6% of our caseload (424 individuals). The clinic released over 940 individuals during the above time period with a survival rate after the first 24 hours of 67.44%. Out of those released over 284 orphans were reunited with their parents or placed in a foster family (non-biological). This includes raptors, song birds, waterfowl and wading birds. Some of the causes of injury that the clinic sees are: attack by cat (280 individuals), hit by vehicle (477 individuals), and displaced from nest (717 individuals). The summer is the busiest time of year and only 29% of the caseload is adult birds. During the summer the clinic admitted 3,602 birds and at its height admitted 45 birds in one day. The three most prevalent states that bring us admissions are Delaware 52.3% (2226 individuals), Pennsylvania at 21.2% (903 individuals) and Maryland at 19.7% (838 individuals).
FY 2022 VOLUNTEER SERVICES AND EDUCATION SERVICES This program includes training and materials for volunteers, in addition to educational workshops for the public. The Tri-State team invests a lot of training into their volunteers to prepare them for their service in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. It is also part of Tri-State's mission to promote stewardship of wild birds and wildlife through education. This is accomplished through educational workshops and outreach programs for local and neighboring communities. Education is an important component of Tri-State's mission. It is achieved by providing information for the public as well as through colleague outreach, and intern and volunteer programs. Tri-State supported improved excellence in wildlife care by training other wildlife professionals, oil spill contingency personnel, and over 432 students and volunteers. Tri-State staff and volunteers presented topics at local, regional and international conferences. Through the wildlife medicine class at the University of Pennsylvania, Tri-State's staff taught 106 first year veterinary students in the Spring of 2021, and 110 in the Fall of 2021. Tri-State held a virtual workshop for veterinary students as part of the On-Line Special Species Symposium held at UPENN in Spring 2021, reaching over 100 students from several schools. Also in the Spring of 2021, Tri-State veterinarians provided opportunities for 32 first year veterinary students to shadow them in the clinical setting for hands-on learning in wildlife rehabilitation. Tri-State provided community service opportunities for several youth organizations, and presented lectures, provided hands-on learning opportunities, and/or conducted humane collaborative research with 6 organizations, agencies and/or universities. Throughout the year, Tri-State helped to educate the public by answering thousands of telephone inquiries and conducting outreach programs. In addition, an annual open house is held each Spring attracting hundreds of visitors to the campus in Newark, DE.
FY 2022 Bird Preservation & Protection Programs: OIL SPILL RESPONSE & CONTINGENCY PLAN Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research Oil Spill Programs staff is dedicated to effective oil spill planning, preparedness and response. The Oil Spill Response Team maintains availability 24/7 and has been able to respond to incidents continually during FY 21. The Tri-State team was called out for ten responses as well as for assessments to survey spill sites for potentially oiled wildlife in eight different states. Oiled wildlife responses involved capture, stabilization, wash, and release of affected native wild birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. The Oil Team has presented at and attended meetings and conferences such as the Sector Delaware Bay Area Committee Meetings, NY/NJ Recovery & Response Subcommittee Meetings, Maryland National Capital Region Area Committee Meetings, RRT I, RRT II, RRT III, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration Speaker Series, National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Symposium, and the Global Oiled Wildlife Responders group. The team also secured contracts to write Wildlife Contingency Plans, pre-identify resources and teach workshops to oil industry as well as oiled wildlife responders. Attendees to workshops, trainings, and meetings represent agencies such as local wildlife trustees, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States Coast Guard and state hazardous materials response teams.

Who funds Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Longwood Foundation (LF)Covid -19 Related Revenue Loss$45,000
Delaware Community Foundation (DCF)Restricted Support for New Water Heater and Unrestricted Support.$24,092
The Energy Transfer / Sunoco FoundationThe Birds and Response Truck Fund$15,000
...and 19 more grants received totalling $135,919

Personnel at Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research

Katharine SmithExecutive Director$67,150
Rebecca StansellDevelopment and Marketing Director / Marketing Manager
Andrea Howey-NewcombClinic Director / Clinic Manager
Hal KalbachAccounting Manager
Michelle KnappOil Programs Manager
...and 6 more key personnel

Financials for Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research

RevenuesFYE 03/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,547,288
Program services$807,955
Investment income and dividends$140,916
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$65
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-20,421
Net income from fundraising events$-8,659
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$6,320
Miscellaneous revenues$5,434
Total revenues$2,478,898

Form 990s for Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-032022-02-02990View PDF
2020-032021-04-06990View PDF
2019-032020-10-21990View PDF
2018-032019-06-19990View PDF
2017-032018-03-14990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 18, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
May 8, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $2,296 from JP Morgan Chase Foundation
November 7, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
November 7, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
August 1, 2022
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $15,000 from The Allerton Foundation
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General information
170 Possum Hollow Rd
Newark, DE 19711
Metro area
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
New Castle County, DE
Website URL
(302) 737-9543
Facebook page
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D34: Wildlife Sanctuary, Refuge
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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