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Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

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Address: 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785-2097
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+1 727-391-6211
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08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Come and see our birds, Brown Pelicans, White Pelicans, Owls, Hawks,...

Come and see our birds, Brown Pelicans, White Pelicans, Owls, Hawks, Vulture, Shore and Land birds. Come watch us feed our Pelicans every day at 2:30PM. Our Gift Shop is open from 9-3:30PM We are located in front of mile marker #13 on Gulf Blvd. (5th third Bank is directly across the street)

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Quick stop on a breezy day

We stopped at the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary and were impressed with the variety of birds. Free entrance to the Sanctuary but donations are accepted. The back of the park walks you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Oswego, New York
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dropped in to check this place out while we were staying in Indian Shores. It appears to be a well run facility that performs a very important service for the birds it cares for. The "inmates" benefitting from the sanctuary are well cared for and fortunate to have the sanctuary available to them. The one negative was the smell.... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I planned on taking our bird fantastic 2 year old here, but we are glad that we checked it out on our morning run. The hospital has many birds and beautiful owls, but not a place for small children. The smell is overwhelming at first, but as you get closer to the beach, it airs out. A... More 

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary and were impressed with the variety of birds. Free entrance to the Sanctuary but donations are accepted. The back of the park walks you right onto the beach.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Birds that are not injured come and live and nest in the Trees. This place is a wonderful way to spend an hour or so. They feed the pelicans at 230pm and is fun to watch.

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Thank S M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really enjoyed visiting this sanctuary and stopped by many times during our trip as it was nearby our condo. My daughter (3.5 yrs old) really loved meeting the birds. The staff were beyond friendly and taught us many things about the birds. Such a lovely place. Highly recommend stopping by.

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Redington Shores, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent opportunity to see how injured birds are cared for. Over 100 birds currently on site. Great photo opportunities. Fun for all ages. Souvenirs available, no entry fee. Open year around, except during hurricanes!

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ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free small sanctuary for injured birds. Those that can't be released, are kept here....and it's cool to see shorebirds up close. There were baby pelicans while we were here. Could spend 10 min or hours....depending on personal interest in birds. And how many pictures you want.

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Romeo, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun little visit to see some beach birds up close! The whole family enjoyed seeing some of the pelicans making nests high up in the trees (warning don't open your mouths when you look up). A little smelly but that's to be expected.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Sanctuary several times over the years. My visits are usually the mid-point of a nice long walk on the beach. The sanctuary has several varieties of sea birds and a few others that you wouldn't expect like owls and a falcon or two. This is a smallish facility so don't expect a SeaWorld or Disney experience.... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here a couple of days ago and were very impressed with the amount of birds being rehabbed this facility. Some are permanent residents. All this is free with free parking. The kids would love it too. They feed the birds at 2:30

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