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Save Our Seabirds

1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-388-3010
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Ranked #18 of 85 attractions in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Bird rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Birds that are not releasable are given permanent homes in our Wild Bird Learning Center, where you can see... more » Owner description: Bird rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Birds that are not releasable are given permanent homes in our Wild Bird Learning Center, where you can see up to 250 birds of 30 different species up close and personal every day. Family Friendly Pricing of $6 for adults, $4 for children age 4 to 12. Educational tours available upon prior request. (Former site of Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary) « less
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Vancouver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Right near downtown and worth a visit to see all the good work that's being done, including prosthesis for long-legged birds. A good place for children to learn about the complex relationship between humans and birdlife.

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Ottawa
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119 reviews 119 reviews
22 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We went on a rainy day as the aquarium was packed. It is a small sanctuary but it is nice the birds so close up and there are interesting varieties. The staff and volunteers seem to love what they do and are happy to talk about the birds and the work of the sanctuary. Glad that we stopped in.

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Amherst, New York, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This small place is dedicated to rehabilitation of injured birds, especially shorebirds. It should be commended for its work and supported. As a visitor experience it has limitations with lots of caging around the birds and small enclosures. But for a modest fee it can be interesting especially for young children.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We visited the sanctuary on a cold day in January and we enjoyed our stay very much. They are doing great work to rehabilitate birds and provide a good living space for those that can not live in the wild.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This bird rehabilitation center is adjacent to the Mote Aquarium in Sarasota, FL. It houses a wide variety of wonderful but injured seabirds in varying stages of recovery. Impressive storks, cranes, pelicans, peacocks, gulls, terns, and many more are there to view, some with prostheses. All appear well taken care of. This is a very special place which we visit... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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139 reviews 139 reviews
25 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

You are able to see many varaities of birds close-up. I never knew the many types of seagulls that exist. The owl displays were fascinating. The entrance fee is modest and helps to pay the costs associated with rehabilitating injured birds.

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cincinnati
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We are so lucky to have a place like this. They rescue birds in distress, injured, or worse. Their goal is to rehabilitate them and return them to the wild. Sometimes that's not possible so they keep and care for them. Please go and support this beautiful facility.

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Williamsburg, VA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Most of the birds this organization takes in are treated and released back into the wild. Birds that are too badly injured, or are not native to the area, are given permanent homes here and can be viewed for a very reasonable entrance fee. The enclosures were immaculately clean. The birds looked very well cared for. The staff was friendly... More

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Sheffield, UK
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79 reviews 79 reviews
64 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

What a joy it is to visit a sanctuary and find one so well maintained, beautifully presented and where the birds comfort & welfare clearly come first. It was an absolute pleasure to visit this place. Just across the road from Mote Aquarium, leave enough time in your day go visit them. You will not be disappointed.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a wonderful and touching attraction. Started by the 'Pelican Man' many years ago we have been visiting the sanctuary for a number of years. The collection seems to grow and grow and when we visited we saw owls, hawks, kestrels, egrets, herons, ducks, cranes and many other types of bird including, of course, the pelicans. Some even have... More

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