In this paper, the authors present ALBA-R a protocol which is used to receive packets from various nodes in wireless sensor networks. They focused mainly on the problem of routing around the dead end problems and to reduce the delay. ALBA-R is based on the load balancing algorithms. This paper will gives brief introduction about the load balancing algorithms and the various techniques which are used in the load balancing algorithm. The comparison table will gives the various techniques, their advantages and disadvantages of load balancing algorithms.