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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
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: Largest bird hospital in the U.S.

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Relaxing and uplifting experience

The seabird sanctuary was a great experience for our children. They were able to see how an organization will treat and care for injured birds. They truly loved seeing birds that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Melanie S
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Lyons, New York
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Lyons, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The seabird sanctuary was a great experience for our children. They were able to see how an organization will treat and care for injured birds. They truly loved seeing birds that were both familiar and unfamiliar to them. Listening to the different sounds of the various birds was peaceful. Our family was able to see first hand how every bird... More 

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Bad Rappenau, Germany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I do support the idea of save Florida's wildlife and here especially the sea birds however once entered the sancturary I was more or less shocked of the place than amazed. The place is covered with tons of bird droppings and walking through it is sometimes like playing mine sweeper on your PC. Every second a bird dropping may hit... More 

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colorado springs, colorado, usa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a wonderful place. Lot of variety of birds. The staff are doing a great job, they are knowledgeable and willing to share their information. Bring your camera!!

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Hamilton, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Since 1971, the staff and volunteers at Suncoast Seabird Sanctaury are beyond dedicated in their quest to help rehabilitate and hopefully return injured birds. A number of these birds for various reasons cannot be returned to the wild and call the sanctuary their home. These birds serve as valuable ambassadors of the species and despite what PeTAesque naysayers (PETA rescues... More 

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Middletown, nj
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It might smell terrible and have bird poop all over but if it wasn't for this place who else would care for birds who wouldn't survive in the wild? I can't possibly believe this is any sort of money making tourist ploy. The people who work there seem to truly love the birds. The birds look healthy and happy. There... More 

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Blacksburg, VA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Pretty small and can be little tricky to find. Parking limited. No real structured activity but really neat to observe the birds up close - those enclosed and those just hanging out. Staff very friendly and dedicated to helping these feathered friends. Smell takes a little getting used to. Please be sure to leave a few dollars (or more) donation.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went here for the 4th time in March. It is a must do on our trips to Florida. It is a great place to stop and see all the different birds and find out what a woderfu; job everyone is doing taking care of them.

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North Redington Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is my first time to the Sea Bird Sanctuary, I moved to the area in July. I walked in beach side, before I entered the smell almost made me turn around and leave. It smells terrible! The Birds are amazing to see up close. I enjoyed viewing and watching the Birds interact. Yet I feel they are over crowded... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting this bird sanctuary, I am so pleased that there are good people to care for injured birds. The place does not smell and was very clean considering all the birds that they care for. It was great to see them close up, i especially enjoyed seeing the blue jays they have very beautiful markings. The birds... More 

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Columbus, OH
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great place for children and adults to see the area shore birds face-to-face. The injured birds are cared for and then released when healthy. The staff is informative and all volunteer. Be sure to check out the little gift shop during your stroll through the Sanctuary. I usually enter from the beach side and plan my visit so I can... More 

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