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Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Very nice....please don't miss this

My husband, friend, and I went to the sanctuary around noon on a Friday. So many birds to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathy N
Hidden Gem right off the beach...worth a visit!!!

For an animal or bird lover, this is a must stop during a stay in the area! There are lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kim B
Milford, Massachusetts
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1.5 acre wild bird rehabilitation center with over 100 birds on display including Pelicans, Owls, Hawks, Vultures, song birds, Shore birds, and parrots. Other features include gift shop, education center, observation tower overlooking the Gulf of...more
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18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785-2006
+1 727-391-6211
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband, friend, and I went to the sanctuary around noon on a Friday. So many birds to see. There were even birds visiting the sanctuary outside the cages. Double layer beach lookout deck. A path to the beautiful, white, sandy beach. It is free....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Kathy N
Reviewed 3 days ago

For an animal or bird lover, this is a must stop during a stay in the area! There are lots of different species of birds. The spaces where they are kept have details of the species. Some of the birds are left to roam the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Kim B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We Stopped by here, took about 20 minutes to walk around. It was neat to see many of the birds, but not a lot of information about why many of the birds are there. One complaint was that parts of the sanctuary smelled very bad,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank kmb061316
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you love birds this is the place for you!!! You'll see everything from Egrets to Horned Owls to Pelicans up close and personal. I love this place because it's taken in countless birds who were severely injured rather than just let them die. If...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 749sierras
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bird sanctuary was a great place for a visit. We saw many types of birds both in cages and roaming free. After viewing the many birds and taking pictures, we were able to walk down a path to a beautiful beach.We found parking in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank PensandSteelersFan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an actual bird sanctuary where injured birds are brought and cared for. There were actually a lot of interesting birds to see from blue jays to owls. This attraction can be covered in less than an hour, including a stop in the gift...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TheFinkFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is a great place to visit, especially with children. Price is right, FREE. Many different birds to see and some are very vocal! The only thing I would say is to, NOT park in their parking lot. I had to have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jcbwrb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a free activity that we all would enjoy. Lucky for us we found the Seaside Seabitd Sanctuary. It was just over a half hour drive from our vacation base in Clearwater. What looks like a small entrance from the road opened...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank ResorTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a couple of times, it is a well maintained park and worth the visit. There is plenty of shaded areas to keep out of the sun. The path around the park is well marked with llenty if benches to sit for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank hotislandgal
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

We were excited to try out this location with our family and were very underwhelmed. Birds roaming everywhere and the smell was awful.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank srog5
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August 30, 2018|
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Response from Cynthia W | Reviewed this property |
Their website is very useful. They have hours that are posted on the website.Open 7 days a week, 8-4 pm. They have activities that you may want to see like feeding time of certain birds. . . So you can just spend a minute... More
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!