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Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

Address: 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL FL 33785
Phone Number: 727-391-6211
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Largest bird hospital in the U.S.
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Type: Mountains, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Largest bird hospital in the U.S.

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Clearwater, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a great place to see pelicans up close and personal. Most of the pelicans here have been injured and brought here for care. While some are released back into the wild some make this there permanent. If you want to help adopt a Pelican. We did!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

.......unless you really don't like birds because here, the birds are in your face from the moment you walk in until you leave. It doesn't look much from the outside and its not much better when you're inside, the facilities are slightly run down but the staff are keen and enthusiastic about their 'patients' and its good to see the... More 

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Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very nice place for animal lovers, full of birds, pelicans that can be a surprise for some people ! Lovely access to the beach, so you can see the freed birds and pelicans surfing the coast, just a nice place to stop by that adults and kids love. And do not forget : birds do not have medical insurance.....!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great little place. Price--fantastic, but really donation would be great. We all go to Florida to see paradise. We forget about the wild life, here you can see it all and great place that harbors sick birds. Unfortunately in today's society it's all about money and who can build the biggest and best resort but yet we all forget that... More 

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canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This place would be great to take the kids to so they can see these birds up close. Yes some areas don't smell that great but when you have all those birds it's to be expected. Just walking up to it after parking car you see all kinds of birds walking by you and up in trees. They are everywhere.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Seabird Sanctuary is a big part of the community here and I would suggest to anyone and every family that comes anywhere near this area for vacation to stop here first. It's a great little place to walk around and see what kind of creatures inhabit this area, and it's important for people to learn the dark side of... More 

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Don't worry about the smell - it comes with the territory! Really not that bad depending on the weather conditions. This is a great place to get a close-up of some of the local birds that you can normally view only from a distance. Actually today, while we were walking on the beach, two of their volunteers were 'in action'... More 

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Elkhart
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We visited here during the birds feeding time, which was so interesting. The volunteers explain how/why the birds are in there, and what they do to rehabilitate them. There is a vet on site. The birds are separated into "types" then ages or disabilities. Worth seeing!

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stopped here not quite sure of what we would find. It's a small place crammed in between stores, etc. and easy to miss. But don't miss it! They take care of and rehabilitate all sorts of birds, including not just seabirds but blue jays, owls and hawks. The majority of their "clients" are pelicans, herons and egrets. The facility... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our visit was moving and inspiring, even though we've been to many bird and animal rescue places before. We visited whilst on vacation from the UK, staying at Clearwater Beach. Plenty of room for parking and I believe they have an overflow parking lot. You could also reach by trolley bus or via the beach. These guys do a great... More 

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