Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, Tavernier: Hours, Address, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
4.5
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
YES! OUR SANCTUARY IS OPEN! Masks and social distancing are required, but we are happy to see you! We are open every day of the year from Sunrise to Sunset. The Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary is home to over one hundred non-releasable, permanent resident birds including hawks, owls, vultures, pelicans, gulls, songbirds, and more. Visitors are invited to learn about our birds and the fragile ecosystems of the Florida Keys. Admission is free, but donations to help the FKWBC to continue to fulfill our mission are gladly accepted. The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release native and migratory wild birds that have been harmed or displaced, to provide or locate a humane shelter for those birds that cannot be released, and to educate the public toward the importance of coexistence with all wild bird species. The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is a 501(C)(3) Charitable Organization.
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Laurie S
Estero, FL38 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
I’ve visited this bird sanctuary on a one day visit to Key Largo. It was free but donations were accepted and I was happy to oblige.
This is a small but extremely informative place to visit. It took me no longer than a half hour or so to get through. Definitely worth a visit if you like nature.
Written January 15, 2022
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ohiowanderer
Columbus OH1,134 contributions
Dec 2021
A great place to stop on the way south. The facility is small with limited parking. There is no cost but donations can be made. Due to renovations, the pelican exhibit was closed. But the other birds were interesting to see and to read about their backgrounds. Worth a short visit.
Written December 31, 2021
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GingerEllis
Milford, MI67 contributions
Dec 2021
It was nice to see a place that helps to rehabilitate injured birds. Most had information on the outside of the cage telling what happened to the birds. We were disappointed the Pelican area was not open. There seemed to be some empty cages and some with birds but no information. Very small, we walked through in about 10-15 minutes.
Written December 28, 2021
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kythoro
Lexington, SC817 contributions
Dec 2021
This was a self guided tour with walking paths. Birds in cages who were injured. Several owls with details of their injuries.
Written December 17, 2021
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We read the many reviews you posted from your trip. It sounds like you had a wonderful time and thank you for including us as one of the stops on your incredible tour! Thank you for your reviews (all of them!)
Written December 27, 2021
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JayLisaP
New Port Richey, FL89 contributions
Sep 2021
Quite but enjoyable. A little walking, a little sight seeing. All good. Not for vey small children. I would revisit.
Written December 1, 2021
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Thank you very much for our nice comment. In 2022 we plan to upgrade our boardwalk to make it easier for strollers.
Written December 7, 2021
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Ben
3 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
The signage was very detailed and explained how each bird ended up there was was nice to read! Birds looked well cared for
Written November 28, 2021
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Thank you for your nice comments. Many of our birds have great stories. The birds in the Sanctuary can not be released back into the wild because of injury. Our Avian hospital sees about 1,000 sick and injured birds per year and large percentage of them DO return to the wild after rehabilitation.
Written December 7, 2021
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Jen M
4 contributions
Sep 2021
Great work being done with wild birds at this facility! Very peaceful location, and the birds seemed quite content.
Written September 27, 2021
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Thank you for your nice review. Of course, the Sanctuary is just one portion of our operation. The birds in the Sanctuary are those that can not be released back into the wild because of injuries. We treat about 1,000 wild birds annually in our Avian Hospital and our goal is always to rehabilitate them back into Nature. Please see out "Freedom Friday " birds releases on Facebook and Instagram.
Written November 11, 2021
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Beachcomb_33
Eaton, OH607 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
Stopped in on my way down The Keys! I was a little disappointed. I am not sure if I just stopped in on a bad day or week but it was not what I was expecting. Nice walkway around the enclosures however I felt like the enclosures themselves were a bit small and not well taken care of. I was hoping to see Pelicans but saw none. I realize the facility may be supported or funded by donations only but I can only hope the animals are take care of. I may have stopped by during renovations or just a bad time. So stop in, check it out! Drop a donation, it helps no matter how big or small. Parking area is small, just an FYI. Enjoy!
Written September 13, 2021
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It has taken over a year for the engineering and permitting to allow us to begin construction of a completely new Pelican Pond for wading birds. We are now underway. The result will be an environmentally friendly facility populated by a good number of pelicans, egrets, herons, and ibis. Please come back if you can when we are able to announce the grand opening!
Written November 11, 2021
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MBH
14 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was an interesting place. We enjoyed reading about the birds and why they were at the sanctuary. It appears there are areas of the boardwalk that need repairs. There were a lot of common birds there. The pelican area was closed for renovations or repairs. We thought there was not a lot to see here, but we are glad we went to learn about the care given to these injured birds.
Written September 12, 2021
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Yes, we have a major renovation underway! It has taken a long time to get through the engineering and permitting processes, but now things are moving swiftly. We will have an environmentally friendly and bird friendly pond to display those wading birds who can not be rehabilitated for release. Thank you for your patience!
Written November 11, 2021
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Nela M
17 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Every time we drive down to the Keys from Ft Lauderdale we stop here. If you are an animal lover you will love it. Our favorite is a friendly, one-eyed blue jay...he's absolutely adorable. Thanks to the staff for all their work taking care of all these beautiful little creatures.
Written September 4, 2021
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Hello, "Will Stop" and we always appreciate your visits! Of course, the Sanctuary is only a part of the story. Did you know that we treat nearly 1,000 wild birds annually at our Avian Hospital? Our goal is always to rehabilitate and release back into Nature. You can see our Freedom Friday releases on our Facebook page. Thank you for your support and nice words!
Written November 11, 2021
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