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Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL FL 33785
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Mountains
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Largest bird hospital in the U.S.
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St-Lazare, Quebec
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Educational,doesn't take long to go through and best part is that it's totally free. We walk through the sanctuary to go to our favourite ice cream place.

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I'd heard the bird sanctuary was nice to visit and we weren't disappointed. So many beautiful injured birds find sanctuary here. It's nice to know the staff care about their birds. It was a perfect opportunity to see birds you might not otherwise see in the wild. Most were in outside enclosed areas, protected by overhead wire mesh. There were... More

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Cynthiana, Kentucky
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Had a great time and saw lots of different types of birds. The staff was more than friendly and assisted us with our every need. We were very pleased with the whole visit and would recommend the sanctuary to anyone.

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had a little time to kill so someone recommended we visit the seabird sanctuary. My daughter's loved being able to see all the birds (ranging from barn owls to blue jays to pelicans). We also walked onto the beach and were able to see lots of seabirds with their babies. They have an educational video you can watch. It... More

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were so excited to visit this place. It's nice that the seabirds have somewhere to go but the disgusting smell is overbearing. I wish it was cleaned up.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was free and educational. The kids like it and it was neat to see the birds up close. It is small but had a cool back story.

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Brunswick, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Have been coming here for about 5 years now even though we live 4 hours away.It is a smelly place. Lets just get that out of the way.The birds are so happy here many come to stay here just for the love of it. Has every bird from mocking birds to buzzards.If you like birds like I like birds you... More

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Tavares, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a nice place to see several different types of birds for free. (I LOVE free attractions) There seems to be conflicting comments/articles/information about whether or not this place is kind to it's animals, so you'll have to make that judgement call for yourself. Also worth noting that this place is located directly on the beach and has free... More

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
57 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It's great that this place exists. The huge hearts of those who take in and help these sea birds are nothing short of amazing. There are some birds here who are beyond help and will, unfortunately, spend the remainder of their days here. But, at least they are cared for. No cost of admission, just donations, which everyone should give!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a great little sanctuary. There are many enclosures of birds that are being treated for various injuries and many birds just flying and wandering around the sanctuary. It's a great thing these people are doing to help these birds when otherwise they would have no help. You don't need to pay to get in but they do take... More

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