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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

Largest bird hospital in the U.S.

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Not to be missed if you enjoy birdlife!

wonderful place to visit! A good range of birds that the Sanctuary have rescued and looked after well. Free to enter but we were happy to leave a well deserved donation!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
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English first
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

wonderful place to visit! A good range of birds that the Sanctuary have rescued and looked after well. Free to enter but we were happy to leave a well deserved donation!

Thank bigbren
Newton, Kansas
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

What a great place to visit! This group does so much good for the birds of the area. Really laid back place where you can just walk around and look at so many kinds of birds. And beach access out the back.

Thank Shari T
Franklin, Tennessee
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214 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I grew up near here and have always had a soft spot for this place. I took one of my kids here when they were really small and brought the younger one here on this trip. It is just a parking lot with a small building and a bunch of huge cages for birds that are too injured to be... More 

Thank Amy N
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The kids love this place. Perfect stop before checking out of vacation rental. There are lots of birds to see some seabirds and some others (owls) expect bird poo (as they do poo) and it can be a bit smelly on a hot day. It is nice to see beach front land that is not condos or parking lots.

Thank Dl D
Acworth, Georgia
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great seaside stop. Got to see many cool seabirds and even owls. My favorite was the barn owl. Free admission, but I donated $5, because I love that these people care about these birds and take great care of them. Lots to look at. The staff was very friendly and answered and questions I had. Can stroll out on the... More 

Thank soeastmama
Placencia, Belize
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77 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you're a birder, this place is for you. There are birds all around you (not only seabirds) flying overhead, following you, getting close and staring you down. A free Sanctuary where you can stroll in and out as you please with the exit on the beach, it's the perfect place to educated, observe, and volunteer if you desire. At... More 

Thank BernardBarbour
Pinellas Park, Florida
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is an amazing place that does an amazing work. I have toured it several times with schools and day camps and have always had pleasant visits. The smell (which one must expect...and is reasonable) is hard to adjust to, but if you can get past it to see the amazing work they do to preserve the local sea birds,... More 

Thank Edward B
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If you love birds then you can't miss this place. Wonderful folks that help rehabilitate injured/sick birds, but it's so much more than that. On the beach are nesting skimmers. Every year they come back and they are incredible to watch as they tend their young. The area is roped off and staff/local birders keep track of the flock every... More 

Thank smithfamily
Florahome, Florida
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Well there was not a lot to see. I was thinking it would have more to look at but the concept it great helping the birds.

Thank Lisa C
Allendale, Michigan
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I think what this group does is such a great cause. I only give it a 4 based on that the workers hardly spoke to me and my husband, with the exception of one. The one talked to a Blue Jay to get it to meow. That was cool. So many nice birds to see. Lots of local birds there... More 

Thank Heather B

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