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Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

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Address: 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL FL 33785
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+1 727-391-6211
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and see our birds, Brown Pelicans, White Pelicans, Owls, Hawks,...

Come and see our birds, Brown Pelicans, White Pelicans, Owls, Hawks, Vulture, Shore and Land birds. Come watch us feed our Pelicans every day at 2:30PM. Our Gift Shop is open from 9-3:30PM We are located in front of mile marker #13 on Gulf Blvd. (5th third Bank is directly across the street)

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I left wanting a pet pelican

this is a great service provided to the local bird life. The birds there are all being rehabilitated and loved with the utmost care. We are more than happy to always donate to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Laura B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is a great service provided to the local bird life. The birds there are all being rehabilitated and loved with the utmost care. We are more than happy to always donate to their cause, keep up the good work

Thank Laura B
Allendale, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We make a yearly stop at the seabird sanctuary, while in town. It is awesome for the kids to see the various species of birds up close. It is important to remember, this is a sanctuary, not a zoo. Of course some of the birds are injured. You can enter from the beach or street. Free entry, though we always... More 

Thank Jake S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff were very informative and friendly. I learned so much about shore birds than I had by reading information here and there. This nonprofit organization definitely should be supported. (Some of my "not sure" ratings are only because whether yes or no would depend on the individual.)

Thank Jillthetravellover
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting sanctuary and bird rehabilitation center, on the beach at Indian Shores Fl. A little smelly because of the large number of birds in facility. Great for kids to get up close to a variety of birds. In addition to the captive birds, visiting wild birds fly into the area looking for handouts, and they are very approachable and almost... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

they are very caring and take care of the birds well. It's nice to see them up close but sad that they are injured. If a bird is able to be released back to the wild they will release it.

Thank Dawn C
Woodridge, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There has been a change in ownership since my last visit two years ago. The biggest surprises were the lower numbers of wild birds and separating makes and females during breeding season. Apparently, Florida is no longer permitting resident seabirds who cannot be released to procreate. At first, it seemed disturbing as that was the first place I ever saw... More 

Thank Vicki R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing that it is important to know about this bird sanctuary is that it opens early and it closes early. The hours are 8 to 4. I came at 4:15 the first afternoon I was in town and was surprised (and a bit disappointed) that the bird sanctuary was already closed. The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary was something that... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the birds here are rescued and are rehabilitating. A good variety of birds and they are well labeled in case you don't recognize them. Easy to reach from the beach or Gulf Blvd. Our kids find it kind of smelly, but really enjoy it. Free, but donations are accepted.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the chance to visit the bird sanctuary and I recommend this to anyone in the Clearwater-St Peterburg area. Caring for injured seabirds of all types particularly pelicans. All seabirds in this area are represented and cared for, many strolling free, those needing special attention get the needed care.. Pelican feeding is 2:30pm every day. Donations are very appreciated... More 

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Owen Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always go to this sanctuary when in the area - there is no admission charge (but they appreciate donations) - they look after injured or old birds - not all seabirds, and have literally thousands of residents - plus lots of visiting birds who can obviously recognize a safe place to hang around. Look up in the trees &... More 

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