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Address: 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941-388-3010
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Description: Bird rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Birds that are not releasable...
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)
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Save our Seabirds is a wonderful sanctuary for wild birds that can no longer be released back into the wild. It's a great experience for children and adults to see and learn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Save our Seabirds is a wonderful sanctuary for wild birds that can no longer be released back into the wild. It's a great experience for children and adults to see and learn about the Suncoast's native bird population, and what to do should you come across an injured bird. The facility is clean, well run, and a lovely haven for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Nice place to visit after checking out the MOTE aquarium .. has a large variety of birds that have been injured in the wild .. they take care of them and release the ones that can survive and shelter the ones that can no longer survive in the wild

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Humble, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We visited Save Our Seabirds for the second time this past April. They are in the same location where The Pelican Man used to be. They help injured birds, and take in the ones that cannot be released back into the wild because of the severity of their injuries. There is an entrance fee, but you get a discount if... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This site is between the mote aquarium and the walk to the manatee sea turtle building. It has many birds and I regret having to skip this. I think this is a good site to visit

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Last year we had a distressed Hawk in our neighborhood. When we called the Seabirds the send someone out very quickly. We helped to capture the bird, (that was a little work), and they took it to the Save the Seabirds for rehab. Two days later we visited the Seabirds over near the Mote Marine to see how the Hawk... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The last time I was there one made a donation to help the birds. Now the minimum "Donation" is $10. There have been many improvements & great expansion to accommodate injured birds. However there really is no one to provide information or answer questions

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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44 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We did not know what to expect but we're glad that we stopped here. It was very interesting to see all the birds that had been injured but we're doing well now. We especially liked the cockatoo that said Happy Birthday over and over again.

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Buffalo, NY
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25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We visit here every year while staying in Sarasota. We love our seabirds, and admire how this organization rescues, cares for, and (if possible) release its charges. Many species are held in large, comfortable enclosures. Most impressive are the prosthetic legs provided for the cranes. Fascinating info provided for the various birds. A must-see for bird-lovers.

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

I was shocked to see the effort it took to save these birds. They had pink casts or peg legs. I have gone twice to see the birds. It was great for teens and is next to the mote aquarium.

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Buffalo, New York
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stopped mostly because it was at the Mote Aquarium but left thoroughly impressed. Bird sanctuary with all kinds of birds from pigeons to pelicans. The birds were active and the signs were informative. It takes a little over a hour to walk through that is mostly shady. Kids over 4 will enjoy it. Tickets are half price if you... More 

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Additional Information about Save Our Seabirds

Address: Address: 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941-388-3010
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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