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“Nice stroll, beautiful birds” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
93600 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070
+1 305-852-4486
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Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Tavernier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing foliage, Birdwatching
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Owner description: 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.
Lake Worth Florida
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“Nice stroll, beautiful birds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Enjoyed our stop at the bird rehabilitation center. They do a great job in rehabbing the birds and they have quite a few interesting birds. Amazing the quantity of food they eat. What a worthwhile effort to save our wildlife. Bravo!!

Visited October 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Go here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Well worth stopping off at - obviously one woman's vision which her supporters are doing their best to support so please leave a big donation. Lots of birds to see and learnt a lot about including not feeding them in the wild as it can cause harm - a good opportunity to see the variety of different local species while supporting a good cause- sit on a bench at the little beach and watch the pelicans

Visited November 2013
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“Fun to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Great way to get up close and personal with Florida's bird population from pelicans to owls. And, although admission is free, with a donation you can support the great work done by the people here.

Visited November 2013
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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“Great Cause”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

A nice place and a good cause. A lot of these birds can't go back into the wild: blind, broken wings, missing legs. They don't charge any fee for entry but do ask for donations, and reading the signs on the cages and what it takes to feed each of the birds, they really need the donations, believe me. They had vultures, a horned owl, osprey, pelicans, seagulls, cockatoos (one scared me to death right as we got there by letting out a loud screech. I think hubby still has nail marks in his arm), parrots, etc. in cages, but they also had a lot of free roaming birds coming in to hang out.

It looks like they do most of the work themselves and some of it looks a little run down, but that just means they need more help and donations, not that they don't care. The only drawback that I saw was the young man that was there didn't seem very sociable. He never talked to us or asked if we had any questions...oh well, no big thing. Just know this is a self guided tour.

Visited November 2013
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Bude, United Kingdom
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“Lovely way to spend a couple of hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Lots of birds here to see including pelicans that seem to have adopted the place. Free to enter just asking for a contribution for their rehabilitation work which we thought more than fair. Highly recommended.

Visited March 2013
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