I know I’m a little late on this, but there are an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 birds that have run into oil slicks after the recent storms. When the birds are found, they are taken to the The International Bird Rescue Research Center for clean up. The cool thing is that you can help — call 1-800-228-4544 and say, “flip me the bird”
No wait, that’s not right, say “I want to volunteer cleaning hurt birds”
Found an oiled bird? Call: (562) 342-7222
UPDATE: I stand corrected. Oren points out that only those with experience in handling a oiled bird need apply at this point, but you can still receive training for future spills.