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Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

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Address: 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL FL 33785
Phone Number: 727-391-6211
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: Largest bird hospital in the U.S.

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This is a wonderful place to visit, or grandchildren loved it. We got to see all kinds of birds. The staff was very informative on all the birds. We even seen where they had part... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Bulls Gap, Tennessee
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Bulls Gap, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit, or grandchildren loved it. We got to see all kinds of birds. The staff was very informative on all the birds. We even seen where they had part of beach sectioned off because of nesting birds.

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

was great to see the rehabilitative work being done. you can get really close tobsome cool animals. The place smells bad to the human nose. I recommend the sanctuary for a visit and donation. there is no entry fee!

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florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is the best place I've ever been to see birds up close. This facility is a rescue and rehab center but they allow the public into virtually the entire place. You will see an amazing variety and number of birds within arms reach. They have great signs with the information, easy to view cages and friendly staff. The place... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What a great little Sanctury. The work these people do is so wonderful. Amazing the amount of birds on the outside as well on the inside just hanging around

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Fort wayne
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

There are hundreds of rescued birds here from woodpeckers to large white Pelicans. But right now step out the front entrance on the beach and go south. There is a nesting area for black skimmers. You can see mothers nesting sometimes see a baby hatchling. A very unique experience. There were over a gendered mothers there on June 16th

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We spent a good hour looking at all the 400 birds kept because of inability to survive in the wild. Donated some money, took pics, and bought gifts for grandchildren. Of course the smell is not pleasant, and many freeloaders fly in to get what they can. Nice that is is right on the beach also.

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Region of Waterloo, Canada
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It is a fun place to visit and I will definetly go back, every chance I get. They are doing a really good job and it's FREE. I wanted to donate bc the staff were incredibly laid back, knowledgable and friendly; plus were not pushy one little bit. As a matter of fact, it was well noted but we didn't... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great place to check out during an afternoon stroll. Staff is extremely knowledgeable, and very invested in the rehabilitation of the birds. While it may seem like an initial shock with how many birds are on premises, after doing some research you will find the number of birds nursed to health at this facility on an annual basis is simply... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The Sanctuary was a great spot to visit. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and jump in right away to help birds. A Pelican had landed in the sanctuary that had a fishing line around it's wing. A staff member scooped him up and began to untangle it, revealing that the bird had swallowed a hook.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It was donation based so there is no fee. It is right off the beach and you get to see a ton of birds. The kids liked it.

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Additional Information about Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

Address: Address: 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL FL 33785
Phone Number: 727-391-6211
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Indian Shores
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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