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“A Piece of Old Florida Lives On”

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Tavernier
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Very creative natural habitats for injured birds, with cool houses, playthings, jungle gyms, etc. The birds are active and playful, even though in various stages of recovery and repair. Located on the Bay, there is a little beach area where the free waterfowl are numerous and pose for photos all on their own. No trained birds here. There is a wetlands area where you can see the ibis, egrets, and heron unclose. There are some blinds (constructions to hide behind with hole cut into wall for camera/binoculars) places along the path for your convenience. Benches, resting tiki spot. There are also a few tropical birds that are maybe not so native (cockatoo) but they are fun. There are several owls and raptors. You can watch them eat their rodents at feeding time if you like. Lots of pelicans, cormorants, gulls, etc. You can really get good photos here! And it is FREE, but you are welcome to make a donation, and you will want to do so after your visit. I really like this place!
I am not sure about the accessibility for wheelchairs. The path is easy and made of wood, so I think it might be do-able.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

It is great to stop in and show some support (donations) because they do good work, but don't expect great entertainment. Like other things in the keys, it is a good stop for a quick break. The friendly blue jay is funny. It is very simple, just a walk by some bird enclosures. FYI, watch out for snakes on the walk.

Thank N P
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

This was an awesome stop while we stayed in Key Largo. They only ask for donations (and please, give a donation!) and have tons of beautiful birds being cared for. The walk around the facility ends with a beautiful ocean view and typically some pelicans flying around. Really wonderful place.

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Nice to visit, loved the birds! Great for the kids to view and be educated on some of the wildlife native to Florida. One of the very few free attractions in the keys. Please leave a donation if you go and visit, this group is non profit and are helping rehabilitate many sick and injured birds.

Thank Diana B
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Not your traditional, polished, touristy animal center. Very low key with lots of interesting birds. I would recommend this for people of all ages who want a no-pressure way to walk around and explore nature. My son and I had a lot of fun. It is a quick stop but worth it.

Thank ray f
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