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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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Very interesting to visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Buffalo, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Golden Isles of Georgia, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We really enjoyed our morning visit to SOS. We decided to try this before the aquarium next door. We were not disappointed. Plus, it was cheaper. The wide variety of birds that have been saved is a rare treat to see. Our animal-loving children had a great time seeing and reading about all the birds they'd been seeing in our... More 

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Sarasota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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44 reviews 44 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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