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Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

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Address: 93600 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2815
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+1 305-852-4486
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06:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Sat 06:30 - 20:30
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As a part of the FKWBC, the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary is home to over...

As a part of the FKWBC, the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary is home to over one hundred non-releasable, permanent bird residents as well as wild birds including hawks, owls, vultures, pelicans, terns, gulls, herons, spoonbills, and many more. Visitors are invited to learn about our birds and the fragile ecosystems of the Florida Keys. The Sanctuary is open to the public from sun-rise to sun-set. Admission is free, but donations to help the FKWBC to continue to fulfill our mission are gladly accepted.

The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release native and migratory wild birds that have been harmed or displaced, to provide or locate a humane shelter for those birds that cannot be released, and to educate the public toward the importance of coexistence with all wild bird species. The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is a 501(C)(3) Charitable Organization.

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A nice family outing while in the Keys!

We spent a fun afternoon here with our two sons, ages 15 and 18. There is a lot of shade here so it's a nice little outing if you have spent a lot of time in the Florida sun... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent a fun afternoon here with our two sons, ages 15 and 18. There is a lot of shade here so it's a nice little outing if you have spent a lot of time in the Florida sun. It's small, and very casual, like everything in the Keys; you basically just walk through the bird center at your own... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great stop on your way over to Key West or if you have nothing to do while in the Florida Keys. They take good care of the animals. Plus you can learn about what you can see in the wild. Except for the Canadian Blue Jays who meow like cats off course. They are something else!

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Thank Sandaallen
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Yes, our meowing blue jay, "Flop" can be very entertaining. Visiting our sanctuary is a great way to break up the long drive down to Key West. Thanks for the support, and for helping us to Keep Them Flying! More 

Chicago suburbs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Heartwarming work. Clean exhibits provide great viewing of the birds, and stories about the injuries that brought some of the to the Center. Be sure to walk to the bay along the trail. Beautiful views! We visited midday and were so impressed and intrigued that we made time early the next morning to visit again. Wonderful place!!

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Thank WalkingLadyJ
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the excellent review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our sanctuary so much that you came back for a second visit the next morning. I'm also glad that you liked out signage. Thanks for the support! More 

Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked into the preservation because it was near the hotel and were very surprised by the well kept areas and variety of birds in captivity. It's a small operation, but well taken care of and with attention to detail. I would recommend it for families with children for a quick visit.

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Thank Fukushin
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We work hard to make sure that the sanctuary and our birds are well taken care of, and we appreciate when our visitors notice our efforts. Thanks again, and we hope that you'll stop by again the next time that you're in the Florida Keys. More 

Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really cool spot to see the awesome work done by the rescuers at the Wild bird Center. All the birds that cannot be released have a wonderful home here, come check out hawks, pelicans, ibises, terns, owls and more!! Perfect for school groups, families with children, Audubon enthusiasts!

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Thank johnribble
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the awesome review! We do have school groups visit our facilities regularly, and the sanctuary is great for children and birders of all ages. Thanks again, and we hope that you'll visit us again soon! More 

Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehab Center does good work and it offers a nice chance to get off the highway and away from the hustle bustle. The bird cages are kind of sad (hard for injured birds not to be), but walk beyond them to the short but rich trail along the Florida Bay side. We saw a dozen... More 

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Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! As you mentioned, visiting the sanctuary is a great way to get away from the crowds and the mainstream of activity of the Upper Keys, as well as seeing lots of wild birds. Thanks again! More 

Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A fun stop along the keys. We really enjoyed the pelican enclosure and the beach wildlife viewing area! Keep up the good work!

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Thank Kristina T
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! We're happy to hear that you had fun during your visit to the Bird Center. We hope that you'll visit again the next time that you're in the Florida Keys. More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes about 45 minutes to walk thru the well kept sanctuary it is free to visit here. There is a donation box if you want to help out the birds. Some of these birds were hurt and are unable to be re released. But they are well taken care of here. They would have surely died if left in the... More 

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Thank William R
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! As you mentioned, there is no admissions fee, and donations are graciously accepted. We do our very best to return as many birds to the wild as we can, and those birds that can't be released live within our sanctuary. Thanks again, and we hope that you'll revisit us the next time... More 

2035
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A place to find a little serenity. There is no admission charge - only voluntary donations. Gizmo - the African Grey parrot - greeted visitors with keen interest. We tried to get him to utter 'G'Day, Mate' for some international flavour. Many varieties of birds - especially raptors. The owls watched us and hooted greetings. Many were casualties of motor... More 

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Thank tara1709
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! As you mentioned, the sanctuary can be quite a peaceful place, especially down by the beach at the end of the boardwalk. Thank you again for all of the kind remarks, and we hope that you'll be visiting again soon! More 

Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't really sure what to expect but the staff was very friendly and informative. The birds are all in good shape and in good care. Alot of them can't be returned to the wild due to the injuries that they have received.

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Thank winkleramy40
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're glad to hear that our staff was informative. We do our best to educate the public as much as we can in addition to saving birds and caring for our birds that can't be released. Thanks again, and we hope that you'll visit again soon! More 

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