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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: Largest bird hospital in the U.S.

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Great for kids.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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.

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Acworth, Georgia
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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 

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Placencia, Belize
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

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maryland
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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 

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Florahome, Florida
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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.

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Allendale, Michigan
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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 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Is this place a sanctuary or bird fight club? Visited this place after reading all of the rave reviews on TripAdvisor and we were extremely disappointed and confused at what we found. We stopped by around 5 o'clock (an hour before the supposed closing time?) and found it deserted, saw one employee who hurried out without saying a word to... More 

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Orlando
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went on our last day of our vacation to check it out but there was no one there. Even though the place was supposed to be open according to the hours of operation, it was deserted. However, we were able to see all the birds in their cages as well as the natives that hung around nesting. It was... More 

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Kankakee, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We are staying about a half mile from the sanctuary and thought it would be nice walk down there. Was neat seeing all the different birds up close. It's free and something different to do. Well, worth the half mile walk there!

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