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Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

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18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785-2006
+1 727-391-6211
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Rescue center for local birds

This is a wonderful center that helps rescue birds. I had no idea that there were so many different... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2017
Susan S
Ogden, Utah
via mobile
Located on the Gulf

You can no only view disabled and healthy birds indigenous to this area of Florida but you can also... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2017
Dunedin, Florida
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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. (5th third Bank is directly across the street)
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  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785-2006
+1 727-391-6211
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Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful center that helps rescue birds. I had no idea that there were so many different species of birds in this area. My favorite were the white pelicans, much larger than I expected to see. They also have owls and vultures. No...More

2  Thank Susan S
Reviewed June 19, 2017

You can no only view disabled and healthy birds indigenous to this area of Florida but you can also enjoy this spot on the Gulf of Mexico. Compact. Nice for strolling to see these feathered folk. Donations most welcome to help this worthwhile work. Try...More

2  Thank DianneWheatley
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this bird sanctuary by accident. We really enjoyed walking thru. It was feeding time and that was cool. It is a small place but really interesting. From what I understand they are funded 100% by donations. Definitely worth checking out.

2  Thank Beth E
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

My family and I decided to stop in and see the birds and their sanctuary. It was a quick trip but it was well worth the time. You get to see all kinds of birds and see the treatment they are given to get back...More

2  Thank bond3333
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

This is such a wonderful place. It's home to many of the local disabled birds who would otherwise be unable to survive in the wild. It is free to get in.... they just ask for donations. Everyone are volunteers and do a truly incredible job....More

2  Thank ClarkeyFamily
Reviewed June 4, 2017

The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary in Indian Shores does a fantastic job with the birds and with educating the public on the hazards humans create for seabirds. We came in from the beach, followed the paths around the cages and read all the signs describing the...More

2  Thank kasey47
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

They have several types of birds that are cool to observe close up. The pelicans are particularly hilarious. Note, however, that it is kind of run down and smells terribly. Not a lot of people stop there so most of the time you get the...More

2  Thank Nathan S
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Another place that is tucked away and easy to miss. The price is right since it's free and they just asked for donations. Lots of needs water birds, some being rehabbed and lots of wild ones nesting in trees. Good place for bird lovers

2  Thank allaboutthefamily
Reviewed May 22, 2017

We did enjoy our trip there although it was quite smelly and unkempt. We walked through and viewed most exhibits but felt they were in need of more help in their rescue efforts.

2  Thank Randy287
Reviewed May 22, 2017

walked a few miles on beach to get here. Used washroom and bought bottle water. Its a great 30 minute Bird tour, and it does not smell too strongly

2  Thank TexasHunt
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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!