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Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL FL 33785
727-391-6211
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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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Rockford, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Nice little place along the beach that rescues birds that get injured or are sick. Sanctuary is free, although they do appreciate donations. There was lots of info on all the native birds they've taken care of; nice to see people able to help them!

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Somers, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was great seeing the birds and knowing they were being rehabilitated! And the ones who couldn't be had a home for life. Being there for feeding time was great.

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Kitchener, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What a great way to be sure the kids get an education on seabirds and the dangers they face from swallowing hooks and getting tangled in nets. Lots to see. Leave a donation if you can!

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to see,up close, the wildlife of Florida! And all the caring of these magnificent birds is done voluntarily!! The education centre is brilliant. Well done to everyone!!!

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Canton, PA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is by far the best attraction in the area. The love and dedication of all the volunteers is amazing. You can get up close with a wide variety of birds. Kids and adults will have a great time. And best of all, it's free. But please make a donation for all the care it takes to care for these... More

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Conneaut, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have visited this place 3 years in a row. My wife went once, and will not go again. The smell is pretty nasty. They do great work at helping these birds out. There are all kinds and they treat them well.

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Avon, Colorado
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I heard from a local that this place no longer does rescue and recovery for the birds but is still taking care of the birds in residence. Each time I have visited the area, I walk through to see the wonderful birds. It is nice to know that at least some birds caught up in fishing lines/other man made objects... More

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I came across the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary while I was looking for something for things to do in the area other than hang out at the beach. This was a great place for someone like me who doesn't know too much about birds to learn about the different varieties in the area. I was surprised at the variety they had-... More

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St-Lazare, Quebec
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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