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Save Our Seabirds

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Address: 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941-388-3010
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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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What a great place to learn about local birds, and how to keep them safe!

What a gem of a place! Right next door to the Mote Aquarium. Very reasonable admission, and worth every penny. Take time to read the sheet listing about each type of bird and why... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
tmrc55
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a gem of a place! Right next door to the Mote Aquarium. Very reasonable admission, and worth every penny. Take time to read the sheet listing about each type of bird and why they are there. It is uplifting to see how they are cared for after their injuries. Amazing to see some of these huge local birds up... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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116 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just next to Mote Aquarium, but a separate organization that rescues and rehabilitates birds. The birds on display could not be released into the wild after they received them. We enjoyed seeing the birds and hearing about this organization

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Thank NolaAK
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a long walk and came upon this sanctuary for injured birds. Paid the very nominal fee and listened to a presentation and viewed an exhibit of injured/rescued birds from this organization. It was inspiring to see their compassion and dedication. Also, loved learning about the birds in the area and why they behave the way they do.

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Thank mamamariamgm
Sheffield, UK
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123 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! This Sanctuary is amazing! The enclosures are absolutely pristine and the birds just seem so happy. It's clear a lot of dedication & hard work goes into this place. What a terrific example of how a Sanctuary should be kept. Just a word of caution..birdies = bugs...so take your mozzie repellent!

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Thank fisherpl
Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey, United States
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Seriously, if you don't like birds, don't come here. I thought it was very interesting, they give you a cheat sheet to tell you how the birds came to their facility. The birds were well taken care of & the facility was clean. Make sure you visit Gabby the cockatoo!

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Thank Marie C
Newton, Massachusetts
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183 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Save Our Seabirds is located next to Mote Marine, across the bridge from Longboat Key. It is a sanctuary for birds that have been injured by cars, fishing hooks, etc., or whose owners cannot care for them (e.g., parrots). We visited here for the first time and were overwhelmed. Unfortunately, from the outside, it does not look very impressive. Your... More 

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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This was such a fun and interesting place to visit. They have many different species of birds that they are caring for due to injury or illness. Incredible work by this group!! I wish I could shake your hands and tell you what a wonderful job you've done!! These birds were amazing, thank you!!!

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Thank Hotshot7739
Tampa, Florida
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77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I have been to this bird sanctuary many times in the past. At my most recent visit it was a surprise to see they had started charging a small admission - but I know how hard they struggled to remain solvent with just donations. They have a wonderful variety of birds at this facility. Native species to florida and some... More 

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Thank srmcknight1
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Really an up close and personal bird experience even for the most seasoned birders. Recommend going as early as possible when birds are most active.

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Thank oriole33351
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This attraction is both uplifting and heartbreaking: The latter because of the man-made devastation-injuries inflicted on these creatures; the former because this organization nurses the wounded birds back to life.

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