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Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

#1 of 21 things to do in Tavernier Features Animals
93600 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2815
+1 305-852-4486
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Peaceful place

This place is worth a stop to see the birds who have been injured and are being rehabilitated... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2016
TennisFan247
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Midwest USA
Worth a visit !!!

Several breeds of rescued birds of prey at the centre. All the birds have been injured in road... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2016
RobertGM47
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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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As a part of the FKWBC, the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary is home to over one hundred non-releasable, permanent bird residents as well as wild birds including hawks, owls, vultures, pelicans, terns, gulls, herons, spoonbills, and many more. Visitors are invited to learn about our birds and the fragile ecosystems of the Florida Keys. The Sanctuary is open to the public from sun-rise to sun-set. 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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“injured birds” (101 reviews)
“rehab center” (50 reviews)
“donation box” (36 reviews)
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93600 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2815
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+1 305-852-4486
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Reviewed March 5, 2016

This place is worth a stop to see the birds who have been injured and are being rehabilitated. There are owls, hawks, pelicans and others. You walk around boardwalks looking at the birds and you can walk down a path all the way to the...More

Thank TennisFan247
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2016

Thanks for the excellent review. Likewise, we find the beach to be quite relaxing, and it can create beautiful photo opportunities. Thank you for the support, and for helping us to Keep Them Flying.

Reviewed March 5, 2016

Several breeds of rescued birds of prey at the centre. All the birds have been injured in road collisions and are not fit for re release. There are several species of owl and hawk . The sanctuary is free but relies on donations to carry...More

Thank RobertGM47
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2016

Thank you very much for the great review. Getting to see our hawks and owls up close is always a treat for our visitors. We work to return as many birds to the wild as we can each year, and the birds that cannot be...More

Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

We loved the birds! There were many walking trails and many rehabing birds. An awesome stop for anyone who wants to take a nice walk and see some wildlife away from the main road. It's non-profit, happily left a donation!More

Thank Mike K
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2016

Thank you so much for your support, and for the awesome review. As you mentioned, our facilities are a bit of a deviation from the norm, at least as far a attractions in the Florida Keys are concerned. We hope that you'll visit again the...More

Reviewed March 4, 2016

There weren't any staff people around (that we could see), just a donation box. A real surprise, since other places in the Keys charge a lot for not as much. A wonderful chance to see shore birds and raptors up close. A terrific experience.More

1  Thank Joyce S
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2016

Thank you very much for the great review. As you mentioned, we do not charge an admission fee to visit either of our facilities. Instead, we try to reach as many visitors as we can to help raise awareness of the trials and tribulations that...More

Reviewed March 3, 2016

Since this was the Garden Fest weekend, there was a lot of people around. There was bus service that took you to the place. Great work being done to protect birds that are harmed. Lots of pelicans were simply walking around on the pathway as...More

Thank Vinit K
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2016

Thanks for the great review. Our Sanctuary was quite busy during Garden Walk last weekend, and the special shuttle service that was provided to us helped to mitigate that traffic. Normally we don't have a shuttle service, but for this event it was a HUGE...More

Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a very well run facility focusing on rehabbing injured birds to release back to the wild...they have a large selection of various birds who for various reasons cannot be released. Their habitats are very nice and definitely cared for. Small donation is requested...More

1  Thank MarinaUW
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2016

Thanks for the great feedback. As you mentioned, parking is somewhat limited at the Sanctuary, but with visitors constantly coming and going sots tend to reopen on a regular frequency.Thanks for the support, and we hope that you'll visit again soon!

Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a thing to do if in the area. Injured birds have been given a nice home which is well maintained. There are signs explaining the species you see and their injuries which make it impossible for release back in wild. There are...More

Thank Lbs58
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2016

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We're glad to hear that our signage is working well, and that you enjoyed your most recent visit to our Sanctuary. Thanks again for the support, and for helping us to Keep Them Flying!

Reviewed March 2, 2016

We enjoyed walking thru the sanctuary. The birds seemed well cared for and there were many uncaged pelicans and other bird visitors as well.

Thank firsttimersMaryland
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2016

Thanks for the great review! We work very hard to ensure that our non-releasable birds receive the best possible care, and getting to see so many wild birds visiting the Sanctuary is always an added bonus. Thanks again for the support!

Reviewed February 29, 2016

We stopped by on a weekday and it was very quiet. The birds are accessed by a boardwalk that winds through wetlands. The walk through is self paced and the habitats provide signage with information about the "residents". There is no entry fee but we...More

1  Thank Deb T
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2016

Thank you so much for the great feedback! We're thrilled that you were able to enjoy a nice, calm stroll through the sanctuary, and that you felt compelled to donate to our cause. We hope that you'll visit again the next time that you're in...More

Reviewed February 28, 2016

Interesting collection of rescued birds in an array of pseudo-natural cages. Come early, as the heat increases the aromas.

Thank Denise C
Ian M, Education Coordinator at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2016

Thanks for the great feedback. As you noted, we try to create a very immersive feeling throughout the sanctuary, at least in terms of how our enclosures are arranged. Thanks for the support, and we hope that you'll visit again soon.

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142shirley
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Beverly S | Reviewed this property |
On my trip to the Keys in Jan ,I saw many birds..all kinds at the beaches, also at the rehab.Many pelicans ,gulls , commorants and small birds.
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jswing
January 26, 2017|
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Response from Jordan B | Property representative |
That's a great question! Unfortunately we can not allow dog to visit the sanctuary. We hope that will not dissuade you from visiting us.
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NickUtah
May 11, 2016|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
We went about 45 minutes to an hour before closing (sunset) midweek. We were the only ones there.
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