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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research

Promoting healthy populations of native wildlife.

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three stars

86.42

110 Possum Hollow Road Newark, DE 19711
tel: (302) 737-9543   Web Site
EIN: 51-0265807

Board Leadership
Charles du Pont
President

CEO
Lisa Smith
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.42 three stars
  Financial 84.26 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Tri-State Bird Rescue & 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. We do this through compassionate care, humane research, and education.



Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research was founded in the winter of 1976 to study the effects of oil on birds and develop protocols necessary to treat affected wildlife. Today, the Oil Spill Response team is on call 24/7/365 to respond and mobilize within two hours if wildlife are affected by oil spills nationally and internationally. The Oil Spill Contingency Planning program works with industry and agency partners on routine training and preparedness activities.



The Wild Bird Clinic, officially opened in 1982, consists of animal care wards, surgery and research labs, and outdoor aviaries and pools. The clinic treats about 2,500 injured and orphaned native wild birds each year.

The mission of Tri-State Bird Rescue & 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. We do this through compassionate care, humane research, and education.



Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research was founded in the winter of 1976 to study the effects of oil on birds and develop protocols necessary to treat affected wildlife. Today, the Oil Spill Response team is on call 24/7/365 to respond and mobilize within two hours if wildlife are affected by oil spills nationally and internationally. The Oil Spill Contingency Planning program works with industry and agency partners on routine training and preparedness activities.



The Wild Bird Clinic, officially opened in 1982, consists of animal care wards, surgery and research labs, and outdoor aviaries and pools. The clinic treats about 2,500 injured and orphaned native wild birds each year.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of animals rehabilitated
2,914
Number of birds fostered or renested
292
Number of native species admitted for treatment
147
Number of responses to spill incidents
2
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.26

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.64
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research (DE) 86.42 three stars
The Jane Goodall Institute (VA) 88.57 three stars
Wolf Conservation Center (NY) 88.23 three stars
International Rhino Foundation (TX) 93.96 four stars
American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (NY) 85.68 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,053,538
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $64,373
   Fundraising Events $88,909
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $36,300
Total Contributions $1,243,120
   Program Service Revenue $264,851
Total Primary Revenue $1,507,971
   Other Revenue $79,747
TOTAL REVENUE $1,587,718
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $950,364
   Administrative Expenses $139,748
   Fundraising Expenses $191,918
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,282,030
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $305,688
   
Net Assets $6,987,704

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Bird Care $531,952 56.0%
Oil Spill Response and Contingency $367,155 38.6%
Education and Volunteer Services $51,257 5.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 09/03/2019 86.42 three stars
2017-03 08/01/2018 84.45 three stars
2016-03 10/01/2017 85.89 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.91 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 79.29 two stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 80.82 three stars
2012-09 10/01/2013 81.75 three stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 82.48 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 87.35 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/22/2010 80.37 three stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 78.92 two stars
2007-09 12/01/2008 87.98 three stars
2006-09 04/01/2008 73.38 two stars
2005-09 03/01/2008 90.47 four stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 67.62 one star
2003-09 10/01/2004 81.50 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 51-0265807
Name in IRS Master File TRI-STATE BIRD RESCUE AND RESEARCH INC
NTEE Code D32
NTEE Classification Bird Sanctuary, Preserve
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$61,263 4.77% Katharine Smith Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research (DE) 86.42 three stars
Wolf Conservation Center (NY) 88.23 three stars
Save the Manatee Club (FL) 90.23 four stars
EcoHealth Alliance (NY) 92.92 four stars
The Peregrine Fund (ID) 92.29 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research
110 Possum Hollow Road
Newark, DE 19711
tel: (302) 737-9543
fax: (302) 737-9562
EIN: 51-0265807

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Board Leadership

Charles du Pont
President

CEO

Lisa Smith
Executive Director

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