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Save Our Seabirds

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Address: 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1000
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Bird rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Birds that are not releasable are...

Bird rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Birds that are not releasable are given permanent homes in our Wild Bird Learning Center, where you can see up to 250 birds of 30 different species up close and personal every day. Family Friendly Pricing of $6 for adults, $4 for children age 4 to 12. Educational tours available upon prior request. (Former site of Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary)

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Worth seeing, but seems to be struggling a bit

Save Our Seabirds is on the same site as the Mote Aquarium, but is a separate non-profit organization (you do get a discount if you've been to the Mote on the same day). The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kingston_Lou
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Ontario
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124 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Save Our Seabirds is on the same site as the Mote Aquarium, but is a separate non-profit organization (you do get a discount if you've been to the Mote on the same day). The seabirds on display have come to SOS for rescue and for one reason or other can't be released. The focus, is mainly on relatively common species,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just happened to stumble onto this attraction while visiting the Mote area. You do get to see a wide variety of birds in the enclosures seem large, clean, and stimulating for these birds that generally cannot be released back into the wild.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This sanctuary provided for injured birds that can't make it in the wild is informative and a great way for an up close look at many different birds. Plus the service this organization does in rescuing, rehabbing (if possible) and releasing injured birds is excellent. We enjoyed and would recommend a visit to Save Our Seabirds.

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Millerton, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

As an animal lover I understand that they are trying to give these birds a home but the place looks more rundown and in need of better environments. A piece of paper is all they give you, tells you about the species but not the bird in the cage, as in why they are there, injured or just unable to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

Many birds to see and talk with! Why they are there is unfortunate, but they are being taken care of and rehabilitated. You can choose to purchase a brick with a personal message that they will add to the grounds and the money goes towards keeping them open and helping birds in need! We purchased one last summer. There is... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

Stop in while at Mote, or make it a destination while at the beach. Many of the bird species that you see flying by will be right up close as they rehab to get back out in the wild.

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Paxton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

We chose to go in after an afternoon at the Mote Aquarium as this place is midway between both Aquarium buildings. Did not know as we entered that most of the birds inside had suffered some sort of injury and were recovering, some to never be released. I would probably not recommend this to parents with young kids in toe... More 

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Maywood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

I've not been a bird person - but based on a recommendation made the visit - and the three of us were glad we did. The center has a wide variety of birds mostly rescued due to health issues (some were dropped off by owners) including herons with prosthetic legs (made by the same person who did the tail for... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

This is next door to the Mote Aquarium. Your Mote Aquarium ticket will get you 50% discount to this venue. The exhibits are well cared for. The birds, especially the owls, are charming, clean and educational. The birds are well cared for and the parrots and tropical birds are fascinating. We were glad we stopped. A wild egret topped by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Great place to learn about the rescue of injured or abandoned birds from Florida. The stories of the individual birds was real interesting.

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