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“Free to see”

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Ranked #1 of 21 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.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Free to see”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Drop by enroute. It can take 15mins to 60mins. A few caged birds and short path by waters edge. We were expecting more but you can't complain for free! It's a good cause if you wish you can donate.

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Key Largo, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice way to spend an hour!”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Great rehab facility. Don't forget to make a donation when you start the walk as they do not charge an admission to see the many interesting birds! Loved the parrots! Look for the unusual Florida Stangler Fig Tree!

Visited April 2014
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great free attraction”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Went there on gloomy, rainy day. The facility has a lot of interesting birds which are there as rescues. The treatment efforts of the animals and upkeep of facilities are diligently done. A lot of pelicans around that come very close to you. This place would probably be great to visit with kids to teach about birds and care for the environment. The place is free but I would leave a donation.

Visited December 2013
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Must when traveling to Key Largo!”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Our kids loved the Pelicans that were following them around! The owls were truly delightful to see. The cost is free but donations are greatly appreciated.

Visited February 2014
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Miami, Florida
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A real rehabilitation facility not a tourist trap.”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This place is a real rehabilitation facility not a tourist trap. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
You get to walk along several boardwalks along side cages filled with sick or injured birds. You see everything from sea birds to hawks and owls.
Take bug spray in the summer; mosquitoes get really bad.
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Great place to photograph wild birds too! You won't be disappointed.

Visited January 2014
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