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Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

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Address: 93600 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070
Phone Number: +1 305-852-4486
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As a part of the FKWBC, the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary is home to over...

As a part of the FKWBC, the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary is home to over one hundred non-releasable, permanent bird residents as well as wild birds including hawks, owls, vultures, pelicans, terns, gulls, herons, spoonbills, and many more. Visitors are invited to learn about our birds and the fragile ecosystems of the Florida Keys. The Sanctuary is open to the public from sun-rise to sun-set. Admission is free, but donations to help the FKWBC to continue to fulfill our mission are gladly accepted.

The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release native and migratory wild birds that have been harmed or displaced, to provide or locate a humane shelter for those birds that cannot be released, and to educate the public toward the importance of coexistence with all wild bird species. The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is a 501(C)(3) Charitable Organization.

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The birds are so interesting -- very willing to let you come close and take pictures. Wonderful that this place exists to help injured birds and house them if unable to return to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
PeaceBwithU
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Walnut Creek, California
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Walnut Creek, California
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The birds are so interesting -- very willing to let you come close and take pictures. Wonderful that this place exists to help injured birds and house them if unable to return to free/wild living.

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Thank PeaceBwithU
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We work very hard to return as many birds as we can to the wild, and we really appreciate when our visitors notice that. Thanks again for the support, and we hope that you'll visit us again the next time that you're in the Florida Keys! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looking for something to do on a slow day ? Our visit to the Wild Bird Rehab center was fun. They have a variety of birds in display, basically because they can't exist in the wild. Plus they get a host of brown pelicans that show up looking for free food - sounds like me ! The owls were interesting... More 

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Thank 335frenchy
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! For many years the term "barn owl" was used to describe pretty much any owl that lived inside of a human-made structure, but now it refers to a specific species; Tyto alba. We're glad that we were able to help you identify your local owl. Thank you for the support! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived at lunchtime, while the volunteers were feeding the residents. Many additional birds tried to take advantage of the situation, so were inundated with birds. It was treat to walk with the birds and we walked down to the shore and around. That's where we saw a Roseatted Spoonbill working the mud flats. We spent a couple of hours,... More 

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Thank barbegrie
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! Our staff is always glad to answer questions for our visitors, and watching the feed-out of our residential birds is quite a treat. We hope that you'll visit again soon! More 

Potomac, Maryland
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family visited Tavernier in January during a week that was unseasonably cool and rainy. We were very happy to have learned about this organization and their center. This is a very special organization and the work they are doing is very impressive. In addition to treating and releasing almost 1000 birds a year, the center houses many of the... More 

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Thank Mike S
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We're very glad to hear that your family enjoyed visiting our permanent resident birds, especially the owls (they're my favorites too). Your support means so much to our team, and it helps us to Keep Them Flying! More 

Philadelphia, PA
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A little note on location: It's a little hard finding the entrance, I believe you HAVE to be going south on the highway to enter. The sign that's on the road is also not very large. But once you find it, this place is great! Free (but please donate, as we did!), and full of information about the native species... More 

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Thank geckibutt
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the support, and the awesome review! You do need to be heading south on US 1 to enter the sanctuary, which is located at MM 93.6 bayside. We glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting our non-releasable residents as well as walking the beach path. We hope you'll visit us again on your next trip... More 

Westerville, Ohio, United States
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If this venue lacks something, it is commercialism, and it is clear that the reason is that it is about the birds, it is not about you. As a result, keep your eyes peeled as you drive down Highway 1 or you will miss it.

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Thank Stephen G
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great feedback. As you mentioned, we work to cultivate an immersive experience for our visitors instead of creating a more commercial type of a setting. Thanks for the support, and we hope that you'll visit us again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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424 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The wild bird rehab center is a good way to see some of the local birds up close. The tour is self guided - there is a boardwalk along the cages, the birds are here to be healed and released. There is no charge but donations are requested. We had a bit of trouble finding it - Mile Marker 93.6... More 

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Thank cararro
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! We do have two facilities, and as you mentioned, the sanctuary can be hard to find sometimes. MM 93.6 Bayside is the correct location for the sanctuary, and MM 92 Bayside is the location of our bird hospital, Mission Wild Bird.Thank you very much for the support! More 

Concord, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pretty to see everything as you stroll through. Donations keep the rehabilitation possible. Learn a little about the Keys wildlife.

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Thank Diana E
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! As you mentioned, there are many interesting to lean about the wildlife of the Florida Keys, and visiting our sanctuary is a great way to do just that. Thank you for the support, and we hope that you'll visit again soon! More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Little sanctuary looking after injured birds including pelicans (lots), owls (several species) and other sea birds. Bit ramshackle - but staff smiley and doing their best on a low budget. Will definitely go back.

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Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! We're very glad to hear that you will plan to visit our facilities again, and that you found our team to be friendly and approachable. Thanks again for the support! More 

Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States
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87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a cold, windy Saturday, and got there just after the 2:00 P.M. feeding time. Dozens of pelicans and other shore birds were resting on the netting covering the rehab cages, and one persistent pelican kept trying to attack the chicken wire walls of a larger enclosure with feet and beak to get in. Other Ibis and other... More 

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Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. Thank you also for the remarks pertaining to our enclosures being well maintained and labeled. Our team worked very hard to ensure that our non-releasable birds are as comfortable and healthy as possible. Thank you for the support, and for helping us to Keep Them Flying! More 

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