Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, Indian Shores: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Seaside Seabird Sanctuary Reviews: 4.5/5

Seaside Seabird Sanctuary
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
A must-see attraction while in the Tampa Bay area! The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is a 1.5 acre wild bird sanctuary & 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 Mexico, daily pelican hand-feeding presentations and weekly screech owl and Macaw presentations. Located on Gulf Blvd. in front of mile marker #13. Parking and admission are free.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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jkzoo
Mansfield, OH818 contributions
free parking and free to enter - and lots of birds.
Apr 2021
Totally free unless you want to make a donation or buys something in the gift shop. A working sanctuary for seabirds of all types as well as a few parrots also. Very interesting and educational. So many buzzards also, Walk through to the beach and see terns and others on their breeding grounds.
Written May 9, 2021
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Barbara M
Springfield, MO2,820 contributions
A wonderful visit to see Owls, Eagle, many kinds of water birds. Also access to the beach,
Mar 2021
Loved this wonderful place. We got to meet Rudy, and some others I can't remember. We spent almost 2 hours at this little rescue, watching and learning. It was in March, so it was also nesting season, so the trees were full of wild birds nesting. Noisy with all the squawking, but oh, so enjoyable. View some of my pics and you'll see. All for free, but I left a $20.00 donation for their important and loving work.
Written April 15, 2021
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Kristi B
Brule, WI67 contributions
Enjoyable visit!!
Mar 2021 • Family
We visited the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary on our trip to Indian Shores. Our kids loved seeing and learning about the birds. A short walk from our condo and the admission is free.
Written March 21, 2021
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allovertheworldnback
Chattanooga, TN113 contributions
FUN FREE activity for kids like no other!
Feb 2021
A wonderful place to take the whole family! The location was right beside our condo on the beach so we walked over a few times during our 3 month stay in Redington Shores. The children and adults alike really enjoyed seeing all the birds up close and learning more about them! What wonderful people who run and manage this place to help wildlife right on the beach. A FUN FREE activity for kids like no other!
Written March 11, 2021
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BevEllis
Hamilton, OH37 contributions
education with fun
Jan 2021
This was a great place to visit and support wildlife . The educational presentations provided us with knew knowledge and was also fun for our daughters.
Written February 1, 2021
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zams21
Circle Pines, MN24 contributions
Free but worth so much more
Jan 2021 • Family
We stopped here because my son and I enjoy animals. The fact that there is a place for rehabbing injured birds warms my heart. Being able to see owls and pelicans so close was amazing!
Thank you for having places like this for people to educate themselves on how to help!
Written January 24, 2021
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miumiu4all
Winter Garden, FL733 contributions
Fun free stop for kids
Nov 2020 • Family
This is a must do if you have little children. Admission is free. The venue is a small, no frills rescue on the beach. There are many interesting rescue birds to see. My seven year old loved this and would have stayed hours if we let her.
Written November 29, 2020
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chibearbob
Oak Park, IL248 contributions
Interesting Must See Stop
Oct 2020 • Couples
Cool free venue that is manned by organization that rescues birds. After touring the exhibits of rescued birds, we went to the gift shop and there was no sign regarding wearing masks. It is a small area and 5 of the 6 people were wearing masks. One person wasn’t and I was uncomfortable with that. I wish they would post a sign that masks are mandatory when inside the gift shop.
Written October 22, 2020
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20michele
Drifton, PA91 contributions
Tourist attraction along the road
Jul 2020 • Family
Nice family activity. There is no charge but they do take donations. There is also a nice gift shop. There's a shade garden and there's a pretty view from the observation tower. The parking area is small.
Written July 22, 2020
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poly2014
Clearwater, FL267 contributions
Great variety
May 2020
There's always a lot of controversy about these places. It seems to be run as well as it can be considering they work on donations. The birds aren't there just for the fun of it, they are being rehabbed.
Written July 11, 2020
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