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Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

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Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Birds, birds

All the volunteers and staff we encountered were friendly and knowledgeable. The sanctuary provides... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sharon R
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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Worth a stop if you are in town

We stopped here on our way out of town since it was a mile from our condo. You must keep in mind... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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...more
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18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785-2006
+1 727-391-6211
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All the volunteers and staff we encountered were friendly and knowledgeable. The sanctuary provides a vital service for injured coastal birds. Rufus, the screech owl was a star! A very laid back enjoyable couple hours visiting the sanctuary.

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way out of town since it was a mile from our condo. You must keep in mind this is a rescue mission and run by volunteers, so it is not fancy. But if you appreciate wildlife and the effort to...More

Thank blessedmomma
Reviewed 3 days ago

I feel bad complaining about this place because it was free and it's for a good cause, but I really didn't care for it. It smells horrible and there is bird poop everywhere. Also watch out above as it rains down from the trees at...More

Thank jani2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Its a short visit and its free, but leave a donation. Very interesting and take the kids. Loved it. Be sure to stop by the gift shop

Thank dmc42467
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seabird sanctuary is a fun way to spend an hour or so. It's free (donation only) and located along the coast. They host not only rescued birds (from pelicans to owls) but also a range of wild sea birds who go to the sanctuary...More

1  Thank rdavis22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful people doing wonderful things for the area birds. Our grandchildren love to visit the sanctuary each time we vacation near this site. Feeding time is at 2:30pm and probably the best time to visit. They have a very knowledgeable staff that loves to share...More

2  Thank zvillelady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small sanctuary tucked between towering condos on Indian Shores Beach does good work rescuing injured shorebirds and providing a home for those who cannot return to the wild. It's free, but asks for donations. It's worth a visit for the chance to see a...More

2  Thank misspWestSlope_CO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming to the area for the past three years, and it is a request from our grandkids to make a stop at the sanctuary. Just shows the hard work this organization does for the seabirds and how necessary part they are. A...More

2  Thank Perry W
Reviewed June 5, 2018

It's gone a bit "upscale" since I first visited in the disco era. That doesn't mean they're serving foie gras though. It's less smelly, and there's more variety. Bring the kids so they can see different types of pelicans, owls, hawks, and shore birds.

2  Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Reviewed June 5, 2018

It's not a place with a lot of frills, but it is a nice place to visit. It's a very well-run rescue with lots of birds to see. A low-cost fun way to sepnd an afternoon

2  Thank rachelwK5863UB
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Tracy I
February 10, 2017|
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Response from Seabird_Sanctuary | Property representative |
Yes, we have several permanently disabled owls on display at the Sanctuary including a Great Horned Owl, a Barred Owl, a Barn Owl, and four Screech Owls.
July 20, 2015|
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Response from lovecr_9 | Reviewed this property |
Would be a bit of a long walk. Take the trolley that runs all day long, or nice long walk on the beach. Easy access from the beach. Well worth the visit!