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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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Birds up close

I love owls and this place has the Great Horned, Barn and Screech owls, up close that you can see them. If you're lucky they might hoot. Too bad they're hurt and can never be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Sarasota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I love owls and this place has the Great Horned, Barn and Screech owls, up close that you can see them. If you're lucky they might hoot. Too bad they're hurt and can never be released back into the wild. Good place to take children to see them up close and to teach a lesson about caring for injured wildlife.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots of folk who visited MOTE might pass by here. Don't! Real value for money at $6 and plenty of rescued birds to see. These people are doing a great job.

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Venice, Florida, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is located in the back of the parking lot to Mote Marine. It is also a rescue/rehab center. The admission is reasonable $6.00/adult and you get a piece a of paper that describes each bird and why they are there. I was amazed at the number of owls they had and was pleased that it wasn't just seabirds that... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Wild bird learning center - started as a brown pelican rescue center and now has other birds in rehab too. Several interesting species seen close-up and experimental prosthetics used on some. Sad to say center needs upgrading and could be kept a little cleaner. Okay take-in if birds, especially local species, are of primary interest. No admission discounts available. Located... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A small fee of 6.00 gets you in, ( you can also give a larger donation if you choose to ), The have a tour guide available to tell you about each bird's background and how they ended up being cared for . You can also browse on your own to see the wonderful work that these mostly dedicated volunteers... More 

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Chesterton, Indiana, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This facility seemed so promising. first off... where are the seabirds! They're spending money rehabbing and keeping a bunch of exotics, from pigeons to muskovy ducks, to parrots, to yeah, come on! There is little education. One exhibit simply said Crows, instead of identifying the species. Cages seemed small. Some without water. There were absolutely no locks on any cage.... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a wonderful place to teach children about the importance of helping out wildlife and giving respect to nature.

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Braunschweig, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This bird sanctuary is situated opposite of the MOTe marine aquarium in Sarasota. It is not integrated into the aquarium and you have to pay an extra entrance fee(10$adults,6$children), but this is used for feeding the birds. The collection of birds is wide and each one of them is or was injured. Some can' see properly any more, some have... More 

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We spent about 45 mins. here .. not a big place but worth the visit !! Nice selection of bird !! The birds are all at their new home as they all had injuries & can't be rereleased !!

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a small exhibit dedicated to rescuing injured birds. It is mostly a self guided. If you like birds this is a good stop.

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