Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Tavernier
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release native and migratory wild birds that have...
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. The founder of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, Laura Quinn, spent over 35 years in service to her mission of rescuing and rehabilitating wild birds. Well-known to locals and visitors alike, Laura could often be seen on the boardwalk, visiting with the residents of the Center and the many migratory birds that stopped by on the way to their summer or winter homes. The human visitors to the Sanctuary were frequently the beneficiaries of her informal tours and left the Center with a much greater knowledge of and appreciation for those wild birds. She inspired countless interns and volunteers to follow her example by making their careers in animal care. Unforgettable to all who knew her, she remained devoted to the welfare of wild birds until her death in September 2010.The Board of Directors of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is dedicated to continuing the rewarding work of this tireless "Bird Lady," by preserving her achievement and honoring her pledge to "Keep Them Flying."