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Save Our Seabirds

Address: 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941-388-3010
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Ranked #12 of 55 Attractions in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Bird rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Birds that are not releasable are given permanent homes...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 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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Brandon, Florida
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stopped by SOS after visiting the Mote and we're so glad we did! We're big into animals and animal rescue and this was such a wonderful place. Those working with the birds truly enjoy what they do.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Save our Seabirds is by far one of the most amazing attractions in Longboat Key/Sarasota area. They are a bird rescue and really do a TON for the birds in this area. The volunteers are very helpful and friendly. They answered all of my questions and went above and beyond to give us information about specific birds. They are also... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We called this organization when we noticed a bird in trouble at our pond and they provided the right advice.

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