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Review of Save Our Seabirds

Save Our Seabirds
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$49.00*
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Mysteries of Native Florida Hike
Ranked #27 of 143 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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)
Reviewed May 15, 2013

This place is amazing. They do God's work and the "permanent residents" on display are numerous and varied. This includes a number of seabirds with prosthetic legs and feet, which is really interesting to see. They are right next door to Mote, so an easy add-on if you're already going there. You could spend about 2 hours there (it's small), 3 if you're really into birds. Their admission price is soooo low ($3 and $5), you should add a few extra dollars as a donation.

Thank nothing456
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

A wonderful rescue and rehabilitation organization for all kinds of birds. Right next to Mote Marine so well worth strolling over to SOS and visiting with the "guests." Staff is very nice and happy to explain what they do for these creatures that need help.

Thank Daidela
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Bring a sack lunch and sit on one of the benches and watch the wild birds that come and visit. Since they are familar with people walking around there, the wild birds look for a free meal, even with all the precautions the staff take in guarding the feeding cart. Getting close up photos of the wild birds is well worth the small admissions fee and the guide booklet is a wonderful educational tool for your visit.

Thank Robert G
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The legacy of "The Pelican Man" lives on at "Save our Seabirds". They do great work in helping injured birds of all kinds. Many birds get tangled and injured in carelessly discarded fishing line and other garbage. Please visit them and support the work that they do.

Thank Jonathan M
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

On the site of the old Pelican Man Sanctuary next to Mote, past St. Armands. Very low key place, and was perfect for my two 75+ year old companions. Not much walking, lots of shade, lots of standing and watching the birds, kids could run if they were there. Best part was the very friendly staff who were feeding the birds. They place 60% of their birds back in the wild, with the ones who have amputations not leaving. Interesting to see all of the Sandhill Cranes with prosthetic legs. You could do this place in an hour, and with us slowly walking and watching, it was close to 2 hours. Some of the macaws talk back to you. We were there on a slow day (Friday morning), but they have educational sessions on weekends.

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