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Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

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Address: 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL FL 33785
Phone Number:
+1 727-391-6211
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00

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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Indian Shores Things To Do

An amazing sanctuary for the injured original bird inhabitants of this area while surrounded by encroaching urban sprawl. Manned entirely by volunteers this place represents the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An amazing sanctuary for the injured original bird inhabitants of this area while surrounded by encroaching urban sprawl. Manned entirely by volunteers this place represents the goodness of humanity.

1 Thank Bruce A
Casselberry, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You might overlook this sanctuary nestled between condos, so look carefully. It is also available from the beach side, as we saw several visitors who just wandered in. They house over 100 permanently disabled birds, have a bird hospital, and a drop off location for people who discover injured birds after hours. We saw several kinds of owls, a hawk,... More 

1 Thank Susan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love that these folks dedicate their time to rehabbing injured and rescued seabirds. I've never had the pleasure of standing two feet from a wild pelican, but I did there. A free pelican wandered in to see if she could get some free fish. She followed me about for 10 minutes. How cool is that!? Lots of love given... More 

2 Thank Susan R
Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is hidden among some condos so it's easy to pass up if you're not watching. Small sanctuary but nice variety of coastal birds who have been injured and are being cared for Property is on the beach side so you can take a nice walk to the water as well. Free admission

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've gone through this sanctuary several times while walking the beach. It's a fascinating place. Staff informative, friendly and willing to answer questions. The perfect place to see hundreds of species in one location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place for a quick family excursion. The birds are beautiful and the staff is friendly and informative. Free!

2 Thank Brooke T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

My hotel was just down the road from this place and I thought it would be interesting. I was correct. I spent over an hour taking photos of birds and enjoying the faculty. You could easily view it much quicker and it is great for kids They work on donations. So I bought meals for the owls. While I was... More 

2 Thank Cynthia W
Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Under new management: now called Seaside Seabird Sanctuary. This place is a non-profit sanctuary that provides care to sick and injured birds. It has a hospital on the grounds with a surgical center. There is a neat video in the Educational Center that shows surgery for a beak repair on I believe a pelican. Birds that are unable to be... More 

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Management response:

Angelique, Thank you for continuing to visit our Sanctuary, as well as your continued support of the organization. Once again, we would like to apologize for the limited amount of merchandise that was in our gift shop at the time of your visit. Since we are a brand new non-profit organization that took over the property of the old organization,... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I love that they are non profit (I donated $10) and they take care of the bird life in the area. Only takes about 1/2 hour to go through everything unless you wait for the pelican feedings. Well kept up and it's wonderful to see birds have somewhere to live if they're injured and can't go back into the wild.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My wife and I have been going to the sanctuary once a year for over 30 years, when we are in Treasure Island. The variety of birds is great and to see them 'close up' is even better. We always make a contribution, which helps them to continue their great work in rehabilitating birds.

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