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Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

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Address: 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL FL 33785
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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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For the Birds!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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Woodridge, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Hamilton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the birds here are rescued and are rehabilitating. A good variety of birds and they are well labeled in case you don't recognize them. Easy to reach from the beach or Gulf Blvd. Our kids find it kind of smelly, but really enjoy it. Free, but donations are accepted.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the chance to visit the bird sanctuary and I recommend this to anyone in the Clearwater-St Peterburg area. Caring for injured seabirds of all types particularly pelicans. All seabirds in this area are represented and cared for, many strolling free, those needing special attention get the needed care.. Pelican feeding is 2:30pm every day. Donations are very appreciated... More 

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Owen Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always go to this sanctuary when in the area - there is no admission charge (but they appreciate donations) - they look after injured or old birds - not all seabirds, and have literally thousands of residents - plus lots of visiting birds who can obviously recognize a safe place to hang around. Look up in the trees &... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sanctuary is located right beside the sand Dollar condo where we stay when we visit Indian Shores. The kids love this place and we visit it each time we stay. Sanctuary does great work rescuing injured birds and place runs on volunteers and charitable donations. Definitely worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a blustery day...came about this place by a recommendation of someone who had been before. My first surprise was that it was FREE. There were donation areas throughout but no entry fees or harassing individuals asking for money. My second surprise was to learn about all of the amazing work these people do. It was also a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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.

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