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Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL FL 33785
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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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Tavares, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a nice place to see several different types of birds for free. (I LOVE free attractions) There seems to be conflicting comments/articles/information about whether or not this place is kind to it's animals, so you'll have to make that judgement call for yourself. Also worth noting that this place is located directly on the beach and has free... More

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
57 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It's great that this place exists. The huge hearts of those who take in and help these sea birds are nothing short of amazing. There are some birds here who are beyond help and will, unfortunately, spend the remainder of their days here. But, at least they are cared for. No cost of admission, just donations, which everyone should give!

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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a great little sanctuary. There are many enclosures of birds that are being treated for various injuries and many birds just flying and wandering around the sanctuary. It's a great thing these people are doing to help these birds when otherwise they would have no help. You don't need to pay to get in but they do take... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have been to the bird sanctuary since first visiting the US in 95. What a fantastic place with so much love and attention for the seabirds of Florida. We have saved a couple of birds that have been in trouble and walked them into the sanctuary and they have just taken the birds of us and given them the... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I first took my children here over twenty years ago,. On my recent trip to St. Pete I took my 7 year old grandson. He was enamored by the variety of birds and the number of pelicans. He continued to go back and forth from cage to cage. This facility provides such an important service by helping this wild birds... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

its free (only a donation) to see all these birds in the this lovely tree shaded area which comes out onto the beach and a really reasonable gift shop too. loved it

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Im a birder and a wildlife photographer and enjoyed my 2 days here. I know there has been a lot of negative news about the sanctuary but to me I LOVED IT. The injured birds were all clean and fed and well taken care of. There were nesting Skimmers of the beach side with eggs in their nests. Lots of... More

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Indian Shores, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I take the Grandchildren here all the time. To them its better than a zoo because everything is close up and personal. They have seen babies grow up and looked into the face of Isis the hawk from a foot away. Nice getaway for a few hours for the cost of a donation to help save injured birds.-go!

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Parma, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were looking forward to seeing a variety of birds and were kind of disappointed. Maybe this is the best that they can do if they rely on donations to run (I am not sure if this is the case). The birds are caged and seem lethargic. We couldn't even finish the tour because of the stench. Really bad.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I loved that staff would chat about what was happening to the birds, they were all in some sort of recovery, like being caught up in a fishing net and were there to be looked after. Brilliant. Well worth a visit

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