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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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Largest bird hospital in the U.S.

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Family Visit to Bird Sanctuary

Our family loves bird sanctuaries and so, of course, visited here while we were in town. We were not disappointed! Suncoast cares for injured birds and when they can survive again... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family loves bird sanctuaries and so, of course, visited here while we were in town. We were not disappointed! Suncoast cares for injured birds and when they can survive again in the wild they are released. They also care for many who will not be able to survive again in the wild. The staff was very friendly and happy... More 

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Thank BonnieNew
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It does smell a bit. But it is a nice way of seeing a few different types of native birds and also has direct access to the beach if you want to take a walk on the beach.

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1 Thank Luke M
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This free reserve is right on the beach at Indian Shores, free entry, and friendly staff make it a good place to visit if in the area. Lots of Pelicans and Ibis, brought in injured for some reason and nursed back to health. Feeding time sees birds from the area scrounging for food too! Lovely to walk along the paths... More 

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2 Thank LINALLEN
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place to go, they are the rescue people for injured birds. Lots of birds to see, and it's free, donations welcome. You can stroll right in from the beach.

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2 Thank Justine H
Owen Sound, Canada
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suncoast Seabird sanctuary is small, easily accessible right on Gulf Boulevard, with limited parking but a Trolley stop right out front. Many of the birds are caged for their protection, but you will also be walking among Pellicans & other seabirds - some residents, others just hangers-on knowing that its a safe place and a free meal. I'm not a... More 

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2 Thank CdnRacefan
Aurora, Illinois
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a morning beach walk, my wife, son, and I decided to walk in to see what it was. We hit it at the right time, as it was feeding time for the birds. Very cool to see. Some pelicans even had babies that the mothers were feeding!

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2 Thank Daniel C
Sheffield, UK
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit this little Sanctuary every year & it never stops being a joy to come & see all the lovely birds in their care. Each visit we notice improvements & it's clear from talking to the Staff how dedicated they all are in the work they do.

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2 Thank fisherpl
Syracuse, New York, United States
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a sanctuary catering to injured seabirds. There was a comment about it being a "chicken coop" which is unfair as the birds must be kept until there are healed and can be released. Just make sure to look up as you are walking through as there are big birds that release at will. 😊 I would recommend visiting... More 

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2 Thank Lynne E
Trinity, Florida
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This is a REAL bird sanctuary - it is designed for the birds vs. for tourists. The volunteers are wonderful (and obviously passionate about the program), helpful and friendly and shared information about the birds. They seemingly get new injured birds to help frequently. It is nice to walk around and look at the birds they are helping. It is... More 

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3 Thank thomamomma2015
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

All the employees were very friendly and willing to answer our questions, even though there is technically not a tour. We enjoyed watching one of the caretakers feed the Pelicans!

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