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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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Bird Sanctuary

It is a small shorebird rescue and rehabilitation facility. There is no cost to visit but donations are appreciated. The staff and volunteers work to provide a safe haven for the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Danielle C
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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, United States
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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a small shorebird rescue and rehabilitation facility. There is no cost to visit but donations are appreciated. The staff and volunteers work to provide a safe haven for the permanently disabled birds but also assist in rehabilitating injured or abandoned birds that can be released back into the wild. It is a great place to see of these... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small bird rescue facility. Your donation makes a difference helping birds that can no longer survive in the wildlife. Dedicated volunteers. Great place for families although you much use soft voices. You have access directly from the beach or Gulf Blvd. What are you waiting for?

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Thank Carol C
Ottawa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sanctuary is under new management and has a new name (used to be Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary). The staff and volunteers there seem to be making good decisions and providing help to lots of injured or ill seabirds. We visited several timees during a 3-week stay - it's an interesting place to walk around, and having no entry fee (although... More 

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Thank JodyOttawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a great service provided to the local bird life. The birds there are all being rehabilitated and loved with the utmost care. We are more than happy to always donate to their cause, keep up the good work

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Thank Laura B
Allendale, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We make a yearly stop at the seabird sanctuary, while in town. It is awesome for the kids to see the various species of birds up close. It is important to remember, this is a sanctuary, not a zoo. Of course some of the birds are injured. You can enter from the beach or street. Free entry, though we always... More 

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Mason
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very informative and friendly. I learned so much about shore birds than I had by reading information here and there. This nonprofit organization definitely should be supported. (Some of my "not sure" ratings are only because whether yes or no would depend on the individual.)

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Thank Jillthetravellover
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting sanctuary and bird rehabilitation center, on the beach at Indian Shores Fl. A little smelly because of the large number of birds in facility. Great for kids to get up close to a variety of birds. In addition to the captive birds, visiting wild birds fly into the area looking for handouts, and they are very approachable and almost... More 

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Ruby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

they are very caring and take care of the birds well. It's nice to see them up close but sad that they are injured. If a bird is able to be released back to the wild they will release it.

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Thank Dawn C
Woodridge, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

There has been a change in ownership since my last visit two years ago. The biggest surprises were the lower numbers of wild birds and separating makes and females during breeding season. Apparently, Florida is no longer permitting resident seabirds who cannot be released to procreate. At first, it seemed disturbing as that was the first place I ever saw... More 

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toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The first thing that it is important to know about this bird sanctuary is that it opens early and it closes early. The hours are 8 to 4. I came at 4:15 the first afternoon I was in town and was surprised (and a bit disappointed) that the bird sanctuary was already closed. The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary was something that... More 

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