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“They are indeed open.”

Seaside Seabird Sanctuary
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Owner description: 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)
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 30, 2013

There are hundreds of birds in aviaries and cages including owls and hawks. Two types of pelicans, sandhill cranes, great blue herons, cormorants and various shorebirds are on display. Wild birds actually use this place as a nesting rookery. Egrets, black crowned night herons and even pelicans are nesting now in the trees and netting. If you like you can walk right out to the Gulf of Mexico on their white sand beach where black skimmers nest in June.
It's a little smelly but admission is free and you won't see this anywhere else in Pinellas county.

1  Thank Bill R
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I was so sad to see the reviews before me...I planned a visit for July this year and was afraid now I would not get the chance....but if you go to their fb page.....they have NOT cloased...they just cannot take in new birds until funds are raised.:)

1  Thank Moondancer737
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

If you are in the Tampa Bay area the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is worth a visit. If you are an animal lover this is a great place to visit.

Thank Scott R
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

After over 40 years of rescueing and caring for injured seabirds ,this nonprofit organization has been facing property tax problems and foreclosure. Typical politicians fail to see beyond thier reelection hopes. these people never charge admission and rely on volunteers and donations,if you are in the area,stop in and thank them for thier work,you may not get many more chances

Thank phil f
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

I guess from lack of funds the little bird hospital is closed after hrs here. They take care of the birds they have, but I believe they can not take anymore birds at present of emergencies after hrs. always love to see the birds here, and try and shove a few dollars in the donation bin when visiting. If everyone could do this, even a couple of bucks it might help them to reopen. Admission is free, so lets help out the birds.

Thank readytobook
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