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Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 08:00 - 16:00
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Very Well Done

This is a lovely nonprofit sanctuary where they heal injured seabirds—rescue them, heal them , and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tampa, Florida
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Great bird sanctuary.

Excellent experience. Many differant types of shore birds. Great sanctuary. They save,treat and... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Ocala, Florida
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1.5 acre wild bird rehabilitation center with over 100 birds on display including Pelicans, Owls, Hawks, Vultures, song birds, Shore birds, and parrots. Other features include gift shop, education center, observation tower overlooking the Gulf of...more
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18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785-2006
+1 727-391-6211
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were excited to try out this location with our family and were very underwhelmed. Birds roaming everywhere and the smell was awful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely nonprofit sanctuary where they heal injured seabirds—rescue them, heal them , and release. Clean, spacious and caring. The staff were friendly and informative. Well done!

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank pinkflamingo7414
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Excellent experience. Many differant types of shore birds. Great sanctuary. They save,treat and release . Those poor birds who can not be released are provided a good home for the rest of their lives. Educational programs are well presented.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank judithempress
Reviewed 1 November 2018

The Seaside Searbird Sanctuary is wonderful. They care for sick and injured birds. You will see tons of cool birds here. The owls are the best! It's a great organization that helps wildlife. Check it out!

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 28 October 2018

These folks do some of the most important work here helping injured seabirds. Always friendly staff and glad to see the dedication. We stay nearby and stop in each time we visit. A worthy place to support for sure.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

What a great oasis! If you are a nature lover, you need to go here. Not only the rehabbed birds, but their friends who hang out! So peaceful. Free, but donate

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Michelelovesvaca
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Always have visitors stop there when they come in town to see what good they are doing here. Not a very big place but they do a lot to help the local wildlife.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank SmdFL
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Free to enter - donations asked for. Great to see injured birds being rehabilitated whenever possible. Good for a spare hour.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank CaCarolin
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Very interesting visit. Loved the Beach Access and Gulf Blvd free parking access. Small but packs a very interesting punch. Take in the live Pelican Feeding by the staff daily and the Screech Owl informational show with the staff. The little gift shop is sweet....More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank KmLargoFl
Reviewed 11 September 2018

It was lovely to come here to see all the birds. There were even vultures in the trees above us - think they knew other birds were there! Not lots to see and we weren't there for long. There was a beautiful owl there and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank twinstreets
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30 August 2018|
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Response from Cynthia W | Reviewed this property |
Their website is very useful. They have hours that are posted on the website.Open 7 days a week, 8-4 pm. They have activities that you may want to see like feeding time of certain birds. . . So you can just spend a minute... More
10 February 2017|
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Response from Seabird_Sanctuary | Property representative |
Yes, we have several permanently disabled owls on display at the Sanctuary including a Great Horned Owl, a Barred Owl, a Barn Owl, and four Screech Owls.
20 July 2015|
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Response from lovecr_9 | Reviewed this property |
Would be a bit of a long walk. Take the trolley that runs all day long, or nice long walk on the beach. Easy access from the beach. Well worth the visit!