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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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Great place to visit and teach our children about nature.

Informative place to go. Loved seeing the different sea birds sad though to see the damage fishing line can do to the animals. It gives you a greater respect for the ocean and its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Informative place to go. Loved seeing the different sea birds sad though to see the damage fishing line can do to the animals. It gives you a greater respect for the ocean and its wildlife. It makes you think and want to be a more conscientious fishermen as well as person. This is a great place to take your children... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Although it's doesn't occupy a huge amount of land on City Island, it's a very worthwhile cause that does so much good. It's a seabird rescue organization that is across the parking lot from Mote Marine Aquarium and Research. It is mostly staffed by volunteers. Both kids and adults will enjoy touring the facilities. I enjoyed seeing the "visiting" birds,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I took my brother the 'birder' (also known in the family as bird boy) to Save Our Seabirds to indulge his hobby - and we all had a great time! This wild bird learning center, with over 200 birds, is an education and research facility that makes exploring the grounds and learning about birds an interesting and... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This sanctuary provided descriptions of all of their birds detailing how they ended up there. It is on 3 acres and has a layout that's easy to navigate. You also receive a discount if you are coming from the Mote Aquarium which is on the attached property.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It is a very awesome educational place. You get to see the staff feeding the injured birds. There were quite a few pelicans with partial beaks. It is a great thing they are doing there!

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This attraction is located right along the walk between the two main Mote Aquarium buildings. I believe prices were $8 adult and $5 for children (this was a discounted price if you were visiting Mote that day) with free parking. For $13 my daughter and I had a great time. We were surprised how many different birds there were (dozens... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Right near Mote Marine and is a bit smelly but I loved seeing the different birds up close. Some were injured so thankful for this place and hoping many can rehab and fly away someday.

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York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Separate from the admission of the aquarium, but well worth the admission. Free parking. They have a variety of birds that need rehabilitation and help. It is neat to learn about them and how to prevent other birds from being injured.

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Lorida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The girl at the counter said this place is usually just an afterthought compared to the Mote Lab, but it's worth a visit on its own! They rescue, rehabilitate and release wild birds, and when they can't be released due to their injuries, they give them a permanent home at the sanctuary. When you walk through, they give you a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This rehab center has only gotten better and better. From its origins as "The Pelican Man" rescue, it has seem some serious growth and renovation. I was lucky to get a "behind the scenes" tour some time ago which included a tiptoe through the infirmary area and it was just amazing to see what is being done there - but... More 

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